How Many Airshows Are You Attending In 2018?

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How Many Airshows Are You Attending In 2017?

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Re: How Many Airshows Are You Attending In 2018?

Post by Adam » Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:56 pm

Finally put together a list for myself:

At least one Shuttleworth show (probably including the Season Premiere)
Royal International Air Tattoo - the full week, for RAF100
RAF Cosford Airshow - but only if they get some good international performers
Midlands Air Festival - depending on lineup
Republic of Singapore Air Force 50th anniversary airshow (TBC)

And for 2019, I'm thinking one day at RIAT, one at Shuttleworth, Headcorn Battle of Britain show (if they do one), AirPower Zeltweg in Austria and possibly Rhode Island. I'm going for maximum variety, but not driving limits me to places I can get to on the train - Singapore and Rhode Island excepted of course.
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Post by Djack » Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:02 am

Not sure how this season is going to stack up for me. Last year was a great year that I was lucky enough to travel quite a bit to airshows. This year should be good as well...lots of empty time on the schedule between April & August.

3/17 MCAS Yuma, AZ-attended
3/18 Luke AFB, AZ-attended
4/28 Beale AFB, CA-attended
Red Flag 18-3 July
8/11 & 8/12 Offutt AFB, NE-missed this one
8/25 & 8/26 Rosecrans ANGB (St. Joseph), MO-attended
9/8 & 9/9 McConnell AFB, KS-skipped this one
9/22 & 9/23 NAS Oceana, VA-attended
10/13 & 10/14 Chesterfield Airport (St. Louis), MO

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Post by Bokimon » Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:01 pm

I have some major plans this year for:

ILA Berlin, Deutshland - April
Cold Lake Airshow, Alberta Canada - July
Rocky Mountain Haus Airshow, Alberta Canada - July (RIAT equivalent for viewing pleasure, without the rain!)
Abbotsford Airshow, BC Canada - August
Belgian Airforce Days, Kleine Belgium - September
Axalp Live Fire, Meiringen Suisse - October
Airshow China, Zhuhai - November

Next year that I have bookmarked as well.

NZ Tatoo - February
Avalon Airshow - March
LIMA Lankawi - March
Tacoma Air and Sea show - July maybe (As long as the B2 is back and does a semi air demo)
RIAT and Dubai Airshows, maybe..
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Post by Adam » Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:39 pm

Well my plans have totally changed.

Zhengzhou Airshow, China (~10 days, April & May)
Midlands Air Festival, UK (1-3 days, May)
Royal International Air Tattoo, UK (6 days, July)
Shuttleworth Heritage Day, UK (1 day, September)

I'm also likely to go for another non-UK show or two, depending on how things work out, although I won't get any say in deciding which. Possibility of adding a couple of one-day UK shows to that list as they come up, but that's dependent more dependent on train times and prices than anything else.
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Post by TANGOSEEKER » Thu Mar 22, 2018 4:43 pm

Planning on attending the Blue Angels at Pensacola Beach in July and at the N.A.S. again in November. might try to see them in Biloxi, MS as that is not far from me
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Post by RIAT617 » Fri Mar 23, 2018 2:10 pm

I have already been to three

El Centro
Luke Days

On the List....
March ARB
Planes of Fame
Hanger 24 Redlands
Osan AB
Lake Havasu
Glendale Fly In
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Post by jcfisk » Fri Mar 23, 2018 11:22 pm

Busy year for Airshows!

Great Lakes International Airshow, St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada (June) - Volunteer
Royal International Air Tattoo, UK (July)
IWM Duxford Flying Legends, UK (July)
Farnborough, UK (July)
Brantford Community Charity Airshow, Ontario, Canada (August)
Airshow London, Ontario, Canada (September) - Volunteer
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Post by EdK » Wed Mar 28, 2018 2:12 am

10 scheduled for us...
Great Lakes Airshow St Thomas
Thunder Over Michigan
Aero Gatineau
Heroes Festival Wasaga Beach
Armed Forces Day Borden
Community Charity Airshow Branford
Airshow London
Battle Creek Balloon Festival and Airshow

Also hoping to make a couple of the CHAA fly days

Our furthest show this year will be Battle Creek Michigan at 5 1/2 hours drive and Gatineau at just over 5 hours...
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Post by rbartnik » Tue Apr 03, 2018 6:30 pm

Vectren Dayton Air Show, and CIAS. I'd think more about Thunder Over Michigan if it didn't cost so much.
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Post by RyanS » Wed Apr 04, 2018 12:53 am

I've got my list mostly sorted out, I think. My current plans are:

B-17 Gathering (maybe)
TBM Gathering
Great Lakes Intl Airshow
Battle Creek
Livingston County
Oshkosh (and hopefully some pre-Oshkosh warbird stuff too)
Terre Haute

MCAS Miramar


For those keeping track at home, there are seven consecutive weekends of events in there - and two non-airshow events immediately preceding that for nine weekends in a row. Two weeks off, then three more consecutive shows. I'm tired already!
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