Aviation Events

Aviation Events: Airshows & Fly-ins, Conferences & Exhibitions

August 2013

  • AIAA Aviation 2013  Charting the Future of Flight.  Commercial, General, and ilitary aviation challenges, energy, unmanned systems, key policy issues.  Hyatt Regency Century Plaza, Los Angeles, CaliforniaAugust 12,-14, 2013.

September 2013

  • 23rd Annual Wings N' Wheels Community Airport Day  A fun-filled family day bringing the community together to enjoy both vintage and new planes and cars. Enjoy a scenic airplane ride, fabulous music, food and children's activities. Entrance Fee: $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 10 and under (this is considered a tax-deductible donation to Angel Flight East)  Wings Field (KLOM) Blue Bell, PASeptember 7, 2013.
  • Airline Engineering & Maintenance: Asia Pacific conference  Network with leading MRO specialists to discuss the most efficient industry practices in the region. Informative debates, discussion panels, presentations and workshops help renowned aviation professionals understand and learn emerging market trends.  Marina Mandarin, SingaporeSeptember 10,-12, 2013.
  • ATW’s 6th Annual Eco-Aviation Conference & Awards  The Conference addresses issues of concern related to commercial aviation’s impact on the environment. The format is structured to encourage debate and an interactive forum between the panel and the audience.  The Westin, City Center, Washington, DCSeptember 11,-12, 2013.
  • Flights of Our Fathers Fly In  Static and dynamic displays of military aircraft, warbirds, vintage and new aircraft, Texas Heatwave Aerobatics Team, radio controlled airplanes, guest speakers , book signings, kids zone, car show, museum tours, pancake breakfast, BBQ cook-off and food court.  BFTS Museum/Terrell Municipal Airport, TexasSeptember 21, 2013.
  • Helitech International  Now an annual event, Helitech International will be the largest international, dedicated helicopter exhibition in Europe. Representing every tier of the supply chain it brings together helicopter solutions providers with senior buyers of helicopters and helicopter products, services, parts and accessories.  ExCeL LondonSeptember 24-26, 2013.

October 2013

  • AOPA Aviation Summit  The annual Summit of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association  Fort Worth, TexasOctober 10-12, 2013.
  • NBAA 2013 Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition  The annual event of the National Business Aviation Association.  Las Vegas, NevadaOctober 22-24, 2013.
  • Wings Over Houston Airshow  Highlights include Korean War 60th Anniversary Tribute, Vintage Warbirds, Aerobatic Performances, World’s Only Flying B-29 Superfortress and Dusty of Disney’s "Planes."  Ellington AirportOctober 26 - 27, 2013.
  • MRO Asia  New opportunities in the growing Asia-Pacific market. Create partnerships with key regional and global OEMs, airlines, MROs, suppliers and buyers. Hear top issues and concerns directly from regional leaders.  SingaporeOctober 29 - 31, 2013.

November 2013

  • 22nd AVSEC World  Security at a Crossroads - Learn practical new skills and solutions, exchange ideas and operational experiences and build tomorrow's solutions today.  IstanbulNovember 5 - 7, 2013.
  • Transport Security Expo 2013  A secure event and all attendees wishing to enter will go through a security process and your application will be screened to ensure that you are allowed access.  Olympia, LondonNovember 13 - 14, 2013.
  • AVM Summit USA  From MRO software to aviation electronics and preventative maintenance to PMA parts and the supply chain, the AVM Summits address the current issues, topics, and regulatory framework facing the aerospace industry.  Royal Plaza, Orlando, FloridaNovember 21 - 22, 2013.

December 2013

  • Ascend Aviation 2020 Finance Forum: San Francisco  Receive insight into the main trends in debt financing and sources of funding, lessors, capital markets, airline strategies, oil prices and aircraft values.  The St. Regis, San FranciscoDecember 2 - 3, 2013.

2014

  • Flight 2014  2014 is the 100th anniversary of the first scheduled commercial airline.  This project of Florida Aviation Historic Society seeks to encourage and educate students and the general public that in 1914, the Benoist with pilot Tony Jannus at the controls, had its inaugural flight from St. Petersburg to Tampa, Florida and thus created a legacy in aviation history as the world's first scheduled passenger airline.

January 2014

  • AVM Summit Europe  From MRO software to aviation electronics and preventative maintenance to PMA parts and the supply chain, the AVM Summits address the current issues, topics, and regulatory framework facing the aerospace industry.  LondonJanuary 21 - 22, 2014.

May 2014

  • AeroExpo UK 2014  The UK's Festival of Aviation in 2014, showcasing an exhibition with everything from aircraft to the latest products, services and seminars. Whether you are interested in learning to fly, or are already a Pilot, AeroExpo UK has a weekend packed full of extras for everyone.  Sywell Aerodrome, NorthamptonMay 30 - June 1, 2014.

June 2014

  • Heli UK Expo  Heli UK will provide an event platform within a traditional airfield setting, where exhibitors and visitors can meet, connect and do business in a flexible and relaxed environment.  Sywell Aerodrome, NorthamptonJune 3 - June 4, 2014.
  • European Helicopter Show  At the EHS 2014 you have the opportunity, at one superb location, to meet experts from across the helicopter industry. See the latest aircraft, products and services available.  Hradec Králové LKHK, Czech RepublicJune 19 - June 21, 2014.

July 2014

  • EAA Airventure  The annual Oshkosh event.  July 28 - August 3, 2014.

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Airshow Performers

  • Aerial FX Skydiving & Aerial Promotions  An African aerial entertainment and skydiving display company.
  • Aerobatic Display Teams Web Site  A site by and for fans of aerobatic teams with links to team websites, aerobatic team news, videos of performances, books, a forum, and links.
  • The AeroShell Aerobatic Team  Four pilots flying formation aerobatics in the World War II North American Advanced Trainer
  • Air Combat Command Aerial Events  information concerning the Six Air Combat Command Single-Ship Demonstration Teams, the B-2, and the F-117.
  • Andy Bickmore  Air shows and air racing - available for international and European air shows.  Aircraft Sukhoi 26, Yak 3 warbird, and coming soon SBach 342.
  • Blue Angels The official web site of the United States Navy Blue Angels.
  • Brazilian Air Force Aerobatic Team  Also known as "Esquadrilha da Fumaça" (The Smoke Squadron).  Seven T-27 (Embraer EMB-312) and 11 pilots.  Squadron history and pictures about aerobatics, pilots, and the new paint scheme with national flag colours.
  • Bulldog Airshows  Homepage of airshow performer Jim LeRoy with schedule, testimonials, avi videos, gallery.
  • The Canadian Snowbirds 
  • Cartouche Doré  The Web site of the aerobatic patrol "Cartouche Doré" (French air force basic pilot training school of Cognac).  Le site officiel de la patrouille Cartouche Doré de l'Ecole de pilotage de l'armée de l'air - Base aérienne de Cognac - France.
  • Classic Jet Aircraft Company  Operator of several ex-UK military Hawker Hunter jets on the UK and European air-show circuit.
  • Classic Radial Air Power  Fly-in or open house biplane ride concessions in a Stearman biplane.  Also, rides over Western Maryland, classic tailwheel instruction, and aircraft delivery services.
  • Commemorative Air Force - Razorback Wing  Based in Pine Bluff Arkansas, The Razorback Wing maintains a web site with pictures of Military Aircraft from WWII.  They are dedicated to preserving, in flying condition, a complete collection of combat aircraft flown by all U.S. military services in World War II, and providing museum buildings for permanent protection and display of these aircraft,
  • Debby Rihn-Harvey Airshows  U.S. National Aerobatic Champion, top-ranked U.S. Women's Aerobatics competitor, and Texas Aviation Hall of Fame Inductee.
  • Denny Dobson Aerobatics  Airshow aerobatics performer.  List of airshows, picture gallery.
  • Ed Hamill  The home of Aerosports Marketing Group, Inc., a full service marketing company specializing in aerial entertainment, providing local and regional non-traditional advertising.
  • European Airshow Council  Providing a forum for key players to formulate ideas, define good practice, and discuss all matters relating to the airshow entertainment business within Europe and confining regions.
  • Extreme Akro Airshows  Flying the Edge 540 unlimited aerobatic airplane.  This site is a multi-media tour-de-force.  If you have the bandwidth, enjoy the show!
  • Fanclub Patrouille Suisse  The homepage of the Patrouille Suisse fanclub.
  • Grayout Aerosports  A one stop shop for everything aerobatic in the U.S. Midwest: upset and emergency maneuver training, proficiency for that next aerobatic competition, airshow performances, and exhilarating airplane rides.  Based at Hendrick's County Airport, just west of Indianapolis, Indiana.  If you let them know what airport is closest, they'll come to you.
  • Historic Aircraft Collection  Formed to restore and operate a collection of piston-engined military aircraft.  HAC currently operate Spitfire Mk. Vb (G-MKVB), Hawker Hurricane XIIa (G-HURI), Hawker Nimrod II (G-BURZ), Fieseler Storch (G-BPHZ), and Chipmunk (G-BWUT).
  • Hoppers  This group of private individuals donate their time and money to exhibit jet wabirds.  They aim to educate the general public and inspire youngsters.
  • International Council of Air Shows  An association of air show producers, performers and support service providers, ICAS was created in 1968 to safeguard and promote the interests of air shows and air show professionals.
  • Justyn Gorman Aerobatics  Home to UK Formation and Aerobatic Display Pilot Justyn Gorman.  There is information and photographs of the pilot and machines, as well as detailed previews and reviews of events for the season.
  • Lasertronics  Pyrotechnic special effects, including airshows, aircraft and skydiving stunts, as well as fireworks displays, laser shows, and holographic projections for stage, stunts, film and TV, corporate and special events.
  • Lima Lima flight team  The world's only civilian six man aerobatic formation team.  One of the oldest civilian teams in existence. 
  • Living Sky Aerobatics  Performing shows throughout North America, and now teamed up with the Canadian Aviation Hall of Fame to display the current year inductee display trailer.  Located in Red Deer, Alberta, Canada.
  • Michael Goulian Airshows  Thrilling airshow fans with high performance power aerobatics.
  • Misty Blues  This all women skydiving team performs at airshows, corporate events, and other special occasions.
  • The Moscow Flying Ballet  A company of classically trained ballerinas who perform jumps, pirouettes, and dance routines in-flight.  No parachutes.  Wing walking will never be the same.
  • The New Whirlybirds  Two Bell 47 pilots re-enact the memory of the Whirlybirds.
  • Patrouille Suisse 
  • Patty Wagstaff Airshows, Inc.  Aerobatic competitor's schedule, biography, forums, photos, plane specs, information and order forms for her autobiography "Fire and Air."  Her blog, PattyWagstaff, contains images from the life of an airshow pilot.  There is only one Patty!
  • Paul Lopez Airshows  Flying the MX2 2-place Unlimited category carbon fiber monoplane.
  • RAF Valley Hawk Display  The public face of No 4 Flying Training School at RAF Valley, which exists to demonstrate the professional excellence of the RAF and promote recruitment to the RAF, both as officers and airmen, and for all trades, not just aircrew.
  • Red Arrows  The Royal Air Force aerobatic team./li>
  • The Red Devils Free-Fall Team  This unofficial website provides the history of The Parachute Regiment Free-Fall Team - The Red Devils.  The parachute team of the British Army was formed in 1964 and trained by The Golden Knights Parachute Team.
  • Red Storm Airshows  MIG-17 airshow performances (ACRO, formation, dogfights, awesome smoke) by veteran fighter pilot Jack E. Wilhite, Broomfield, Colorado.  Donation flights are available.
  • The Russian Knights aerobatic team 
  • Russian Thunder  Eric Beard performs acrobatics in a Yak 54.  Schedule, photo gallery, videos.
  • Texas HeatWave Aerobatic Team  A Giant Scale Model Air Show Team sponsored by the Academy of Model Aeronautics, and members of ICAS.
  • Tiger Moth Enterprises  A Toronto-based aviation consulting firm run by a veteran Canadian Air Force fighter pilot, and offering the full services of a DeHavilland DH82C Tiger Moth for films, television productions and air displays as well as commercials and public events.
  • Tora Tora Tora  A re-creation of the December 7th, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor accomplished through hundreds of volunteers, most belonging to the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) working as ground crew, maintenance, pilots and pyrotechnic experts.  Their purpose is to display World War II history, and entertain.
  • Utterly Butterly Wingwalking Aerobatics Display Team  Airshow schedules as well as activities for parents, kids, and schools.
  • Vyazma Rus Squadron  The official website of the Vyazma Rus L-39 Aerobatic Squadron, and offering L-39 flight training and L-39 jet fun flights.

Airshow Related Sites

  • The 1941 Historic Aircraft Group  The group hosts the "History of Flight Airshow" every June, has several aircraft restoration projects, and hosts various other aviation events thoughout the year.
  • Air-Scene UK  A weekly journal of airshow previews, reviews, and articles on aviation.
  • AirShowCast  A podcast for the air show enthusiast, fanatic, performer, volunteer, organizer, etc.  Hear news about shows, meet movers and shakers in the business, and listen to some of the behind the scenes folks who make things happen at your favorite shows.
  • Airshow Schedules and Pics  A Yahoo! club where you can talk about airshows, get airshow information, and exchange photographs.
  • Airshows.TV  A website offering the latest news, videos, and pictures from airshows in the UK.  Also, an online store selling the latest aviation DVD's and videos at competitive prices.
  • JetJournal Airshow Blog  This military aviation enthusiast tries to find events worth a visit and shares them with others.  You'll find news about airshows, display teams, and other aviation-related events, mainly focused on Europe.  In German, but with great photos everyone can enjoy.
  • M-4 Flight Simulator  See the M-4 Flight Simulator at air shows all over the US for the ride of a lifetime!  Experience all the thrills of 360 degree rolls in an P-51 Mustang or a Jet Interceptor.  See the calendar for an airshow near you.
  • The Official EAA Oshkosh Website  Gallery, news and press releases.
  • Fabke's Airshow Page  Military and civil aviation serials, airshows, pictures, links.
  • Live Airshow TV  This video-based marketing company serves the air show market with live onboard cameras as well as analysis and historical perspective.  These are presented on large LED screens right on the ramp.  Then they send that signal all over the world through a live Internet broadcast.
  • Sierra Bravo Aero Pictures  European airshow shedules, airshow reports, as well as news and other aviation items of interest.  (This site only supports certain browsers.)
  • World Airshow News  A trade magazine for the airshow entertainment industry.
  • World Aviation Club  Membership entitles you to access to air show streaming video and stills library.  World Aviation Club is putting film crews into the world's major airshows, producing broadcast quality video, which can be watched streaming by members with Broadband Internet.

Aircraft Competitions

  • Aero GP  A new international sports series filmed for television and featuring 500 kph pylon air racing, precision target bombing, and air combat.
  • American Powered Parachute Association  Host of the World Powered Parachute Championship each year in Greenville, Illinois, USA.
  • Barron Hilton Cup  This event recognizes soaring pilots who have flown the longest glider flights in their parts of the world.
  • Flyathlon  A multiple challenge activity in which the Flyathletes take part in a flight segment, and in additional sport segments.  The sport segments are determined according to the available amenities in the destination Flyathlon airport area.  Half Moon Bay, California.
  • Hot Air Balloon European Cup 
  • Red Bull Air Race  Competition where talented pilots are up against each other in a race based on speed, precision, and skill.  The objective is to navigate a challenging race course in the sky, in the fastest possible time.  Pilots fly individually against the clock and have to execute tight turns through a slalom course consisting of specially designed pylons, known as "Air Gates." After knockout rounds the two fastest pilots go head-to-head in the final.  The flying is low-level and the spectators are close to the action.
  • Red Bull Vertigo  International paragliding & hanggliding areobatic competition.
  • Reno Air Racing Association  Official web site of the National Championship Air Races and Air Show.

Conference & Convention Lists and Schedules

Event Lists and Schedules

  • Aero-Pix Airshow Schedule  This is a list of the U.S. and Canadian air shows.
  • Air Combat Command Aerial Events  Information concerning the Six Air Combat Command Single-Ship Demonstration Teams, the B-2, and the F-117.
  • Air Display Association Europe  A pan-European organisation whose members include the organisers of practically all the major UK Airshows and a majority of those arranging smaller events.  Includes extensive list of European airshows.
  • Airshows  A searchable database of airshows, performers and support services.
  • AirVenture  A list of airshows around the world by month, with links to the airshow websites.
  • Balloon Events  This is a comprehensive and up-to-date list (with links) of balloon events worldwide.
  • Cessna Upcoming Events  Events where Cessna plans to showcase their products.
  • DeltaWeb Air Show Guide  An extensive airshow calendar arranged by world region.
  • Eglin AFB West Coast F-15 Demo Team page  Schedule, team, picture gallery, video clips, links, merchandise.
  • Festivals-and-Shows.com  USA airshow schedules by State, including the Blue Angels and USAF Thunderbirds cities and dates.
  • Fly-In Calendar  Find fly-in events and airshows in the U.S.  See upcoming fly-in and aviation events for the weekend, or a month at a glance calendar, or events by month.  You can even restrict the list to the state(s) you want to view.  For each event there is information about the event, links, and contact information.  A very usable site!
  • Fly-ins.com  Find fly-ins, airshows and other aviation events quickly and easily. Search by category (fly-ins, military, balloon, races, ultralights, etc.), date range, and U.S. state. Post your event, find museums, and receive e-mail notification of aviation events for the categories and states you have selected, as they are listed. Presented by the Aviation Foundation of America, Inc.
  • International Council of Air Shows  Air show schedule information.
  • Lycos - Airshows  Links to events, organizers, performers.
  • Patty Wagstaff's Airshow Calendar  A comprehensive schedule of upcoming air shows and other noteworthy aviation events.
  • Places To Fly  Dedicated to providing timely information on the location of fly-ins, air races, EAA and other breakfasts and lunch events, as well as a free source of information on the activities of the flying community.
  • Regional EAA Fly-Ins  Schedule and links to regional EAA fly-ins.
  • Scramble Magazine Airshow Section  Extensive worldwide airshow listing and show reports.
  • Skycontrol Calendar of Events  A searchable calendar of worldwide aviation events: exhibitions and conferences, festivals and displays, air shows, air races and championships, fly-ins, trainings and workshops, and others.
  • Sky Flash  Information and links to display teams, military planes, airshow reports.
  • Southern California Airshow News  Airshow dates and notable acts.
  • The Southern California Airshow Page  This site contains a calendar and links to airshows around the world, and many other aviation links as well.
  • SpeedNews Calendar of Events  Lists aviation industry conferences, trade shows, seminars and workshops from around the world.  Search by date, organizer, event name.
  • UK Airshow Review  Reviews, maps, pictures, calendar, photos, links.
  • UK Airshows Upcoming shows and reviews of past shows.

Organizers & Services

  • AirSupport, LLC  A full-service airshow planning and production company, offering services ranging from preliminary consultation to complete implementation, including site survey and assessment, air and ground operations, logistics planning, crowd and traffic management, safety coordination, volunteer management and budget analysis.
  • American Aerospace & Defense Industries  AADI helps American companies from the aerospace, aviation and defense sectors of industry compete in international markets by organizing and managing exhibit and marketing support programs at leading air shows throughout the world.
  • David Schultz Airshows  Airshow and aircraft coordination for military and civilian installations worldwide.
  • European Sport Pilot Association  The ESPA is the premier organiser of international air races in Europe.
  • Everest Events  Specialises in organising and managing events, including conferences and exhibitions.  They have particular expertise in organising aviation industry events, training schools, and conferences.
  • Flight Line Radio  Providing show radio transmission services, including an announcer and multiple channels of content, such as general information, infomercials, or even a second language.  They provide event patrons with a personal radio, enabling them to move about the venue while remaining in touch with the announcer, or listen to pre-recorded materials.
  • Insight Media's Airport Conferences  Conferences around the world.  Mailing list available.
  • Royal Aeronautical Society  Conferences, lectures, and events.
  • slipstreamevents.net  These air display and hot air balloon event consultants provide temporary air traffic control systems, aviation event production, commentators, and high quality sound systems for aviation events.  They specialise in major special events, creative production, technical support, and management for any type of aviation, marine, or major special event, in the UK or internationally.

Aviation Record Attempts

  • London to Cape Town '09  In 2009, British pilot Robert Vallier will attempt to break the World Record for a single-engine aircraft flight from London (UK), to Cape Town (SA), solo.  This web page will follow his progress.
  • Polar First  World record-breaking helicopter pilots Jennifer Murray and Colin Bodill are attempting what no one has ever done before - to fly a helicopter around the world via the South and North Pole.