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2019 Air Show & Base Open House Calendar of Events

The start of another great air show by the U.S. Navy Blue Angels
2020 Air Shows

Air shows have been a popular event in the United States, Canada and around the world, for decades. These shows, air expos and base open houses offer the general public a chance to view both static aircraft displays and aerial performances, up close and personal.

And they also provide an opportunity to meet and interact with the pilots and staff of these aircraft.

Performances by aerial groups such as the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and U.S. Navy Blue Angels are consistent draws across the county.

So, whether this weekend's show be at the huge, unique Oshkosh Airventure, the Reno National Championship Air Races, or a smaller, less well-known "local" air show, it will be a hit attraction for young and old alike!

There are many air shows planned for 2019 across the United States and Canada. Included below are highlights of the air show schedule, as well as a calendar of U.S. Air Force and Navy base open house events. We have also posted highlights of upcoming 2020 Air Shows.

United States Air Force C-17 Globemaster III, on static display at the Cannon AFB Air Show, Clovis, New Mexico

 

NOTE: Events are always subject to change. We recommended you contact the responsible event sponsor to confirm dates, times and other details.

Highlights of the 2019 Air Show Season

Included in the calendar below are highlights of 2019 air shows and military base open houses scheduled in the United States and Canada.

Buckeye Air Fair
Buckeye Municipal Airport, Arizona
February 9-10, 2019
MCAS Yuma Air Show
MCAS Yuma, Arizona
March 8-9, 2019
Space Coast Warbird Airshow
Space Coast Regional Airport, Titusville, Florida
March 15-17, 2019
NAF El Centro Air Show - Wings Over the Desert
NAF El Centro, California
March 16, 2019
California International Airshow
Salinas Municipal Airport, California
March 23-24, 2019
Thunder and Lightning Over Arizona
Davis-Monthan AFB, Tucson, Arizona
March 23-24, 2019
NAS Key West Southernmost Air Spectacular
NAS Key West, Boca Chica Field, Florida
March 30-31, 2019
Sun'n Fun International Fly-In & Expo
Lakeland Linder Regional Airport, Florida
April 2-7, 2019
Heart of Texas Air Show
TSTC Waco Airport, Texas
April 6-7, 2019
NAS Corpus Christi Wings Over South Texas
NAS Corpus Christi, Texas
April 13-14, 2019
MCAS Beaufort Air Show
MCAS Beaufort, South Carolina
April 27-28, 2019
Wings Over Fort Wayne
Seymour Johnson AFB, Goldsboro, North Carolina
April 27-28, 2019
CAF Dixie Wing WWII Heritage Days
Falcon Field, Peachtree City, Georgia
April 27-28, 2019
Fort Lauderdale Air Show
Fort Lauderdale Beach, Florida
May 4-5, 2019
Planes of Fame Air Show
Chino Airport, California
May 4-5, 2019
Chennault International Airshow
Chennault International Airport, Lake Charles, LA
May 10-12, 2019
Legends in Flight Air Show
Joint Base Andrews, Maryland
May 11-12, 2019
Warbirds Over the Beach 2019
Virginia Beach Airport, Virginia
May 17-19, 2019
Kirtland Air & Space Fiesta
Kirtland AFB, Albuquerque, New Mexico
May 18, 2019
USAF Thunderbirds team
Cape Girardeau Air Festival
Cape Girardeau Regional Sirport, Missouri
May 18-19, 2019
Defenders of Liberty Air Show
Barksdale AFB, Bossier City, Louisiana
May 18-19, 2019
U.S. Naval Academy Air Show
USNA, Annapolis, Maryland
May 22, 2019
Miami Beach Air & Sea Show
Miami Beach, Florida
May 25-26, 2019
Bethpage Air Show
Jones Beach State Park, Wantagh, New York
May 25-26, 2019
Westmoreland County Air Show
Arnold Palmer Regional Airport, Latrobe, PA
May 25-26, 2019
Salute to Veterans Air Show
Jefferson City Memorial Airport, Missouri
May 25-26, 2019
U.S. Air Force Academy Graduation
Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, CO
May 30, 2019
Offutt AFB Defenders of Freedom Air Show
Offutt AFB, Bellevue, Nebraska
June 1-2, 2019
CANCELLED
Tinker AFB Spar Spangled Salute
Tinker AFB, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
June 1-2, 2019
The Great Tennessee Air Show
Smyrna Airport, Tennessee
June 8-9, 2019
Fort Wayne ANGB Air Show & Open House
The 122nd Fort Wayne ANGB, Indiana
June 8-9, 2019
Ocean City Air Show 2019
Ocean City, Maryland
June 15-16, 2019
Minnesota Air Spectacular 2019
Mankato Regional Airport, Minnesota
June 15-16, 2019
Dayton Air Show
Dayton International Airport, Ohio
June 22-23, 2019
Great Lakes International Airshow
St. Thomas Municipal Airport, St. Thomas, Ontario
June 26-28, 2019
Quad City Air Show
Davenport Municipal Airport, Iowa
June 29-30 2019
Thunder Over Cedar Creek Lake Air Show
Cedar Creek Lake, Texas
July 6, 2019
Kansas City Aviation Expo & Air Show
Kansas City Downtown Airport, Missouri
July 6-7, 2019
Pensacola Beach Air Show
Pensacola Beach, Florida
July 10-13, 2019
Duluth Air & Aviation Expo
Duluth International Airport, Minnesota
July 20-21, 2019
Fargo AirSho 2019
Fargo Hector International Airport, North Dakota
July 20-21, 2019
EAA Airventure Oshkosh 2019
Wittman Regional Airport, Oshkosh WI
July 22-28, 2019
Cheyenne Frontier Days
Cheyenne, Wyoming
July 24, 2019
Milwaukee Air & Water Show
Lakefront in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
July 27-28, 2019
Grand Junction Air Show
Grand Junction Regional Airport, Colorado
July 27-28, 2019
Vanderhoof International Airshow
Vanderhoof, British Columbia
August 1-2, 2019
Seafair 2019 Boeing Air Show
Lake Washington, Seattle, Washington
August 3-5, 2019
Thunder Over Michigan
Willow Run Airport, Ypsilanti, Michigan
August 3-4, 2019
Pilots of the U.S. Navy Blue Angels with C-130 Fat Albert
Warbirds Over the West 2019
Salem Airport, Salem, Oregon
August 10-11, 2019
Chicago Air & Water Show
Lake Michigan Lakfront, Chicago, Illinois
August 17-18, 2019
Sioux Falls Airshow
Joe Foss Field, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
August 17-18, 2019
Atlantic City Air Show - Thunder Over the Boardwalk
Beachfront, Atlantic City, New Jersey
August 21, 2019
Rochester International Air Show
Greater Rochester International Airport, NY
August 24-25, 2019
New York Air Show
Stewart International Airport, Newburgh, NY
August 24-25, 2019
Cleveland National Air Show
Burke Lakefront Airport, Cleveland, Ohio
August 31-Sept 2, 2019
Grissom Air Reserve Base Air Show
Grissom ARB, Indiana
September 7-8, 2019
Spirit of St. Louis Air Show
St. Louis, Missouri
September 7-8, 2019
Reno National Championship Air Races
Reno Stead Airport, Reno, Nevada
September 11-15, 2019
Naval Air Station Oceano Air Show
NAS Oceano, Virginia Beach, Virginia
September 21-22, 2019
Central Valley Lemoore Air Show
NAS Lemoore, California
September 21-22, 2019
MCAS Miramar Air Show
MCAS Miramar, San Diego, California
September 27-29, 2019
Robins AFB Thunder Over Georgia Air Show
Robins AFB, Warner Robins, Georgia
September 28-29, 2019
California Capital Air Show
Mather Airport, Sacramento, California
October 5-6, 2019
Atlanta Air Show
Atlanta Motor Speedway, Hampton, Georgia
October 12-13, 2019
San Francisco Fleet Week Air Show
The Waterfront, San Francisco, California
October 11-13, 2019
Fort Worth Alliance Air Show
Alliance Airport, Fort Worth, Texas
October 19-20, 2019
Wings Over Houston Air Show
Ellington Field, Houston, Texas
October 19-20, 2019
Jacksonville Sea & Sky Spectacular
Jacksonville Beach, Florida
October 26-27, 2019
Sheppard AFB Open House & Air Show
Sheppard AFB, Wichita Falls, Texas
October 26-27, 2019
Florida International Air Show
Charlotte County  Airport, Punta Gorda, FL
November 1-3, 2019
Moody AFB Open House & Air Show
Moody AFB, Georgia
November 2-3, 2019
NAS Pensacola Open House and
Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show

NAS Pensacola, Sherman Field, Florida
November 8-9, 2019
Nellis Air Force Base Air Show: Aviation Nation
Nellis Air Force Base, Las Vegas, Nevada
November 15-17, 2019

 

Information on Flight Teams & Upcoming Air Shows in 2019

Highlights of the 2020 Air Show Season

More Air Show Resources

Air Show Photo Highlights

Official USAF Thunderbirds photographers at work at the Traverse City Air Show
Official USAF Thunderbirds photographers at work at the Traverse City Air Show

Pilots of the U.S. Navy Blue Angels preparing for another air show
Pilots of the U.S. Navy Blue Angels preparing for another air show

U.S. Air Force F-16 Thunderbirds, Artic Thunder Air Show, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Anchorage, Alaska
Photo courtesy of Alaska Professional Photography
U.S. Air Force F-16 Thunderbirds, Artic Thunder Air Show, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Anchorage, Alaska
Photo courtesy of Alaska Professional Photography

Consolidated B-24J Liberator "Witchcraft" (S/N 44-44052) of the Collings Foundation at Tyler Texas Air Show
Consolidated B-24J Liberator "Witchcraft" (S/N 44-44052) of the Collings Foundation

B-25J-5-NC "Yellow Rose", S/N 43-27868, on display at a Texas air show
B-25J-5-NC "Yellow Rose", S/N 43-27868, built in 1943


KC-135R Stratotanker of the 97th Air Mobility Wing on display at the Cannon AFB Air Show, Clovis, New Mexico
KC-135R Stratotanker of the 97th Air Mobility Wing on display at the Cannon AFB Air Show, Clovis, New Mexico


C-130J Super Hercules at the 2014 Cannon AFB open house, Clovis, New Mexico
C-130J Super Hercules at the 2014 Cannon AFB Air Show, Clovis, New Mexico

United States Air Force C-17 Globemaster III, on static display at the Cannon AFB Air Show, Clovis, New Mexico
United States Air Force C-17 Globemaster III, on static display at the Cannon AFB Air Show, Clovis, New Mexico

Special thanks to Andrew Hersey for granting permission to use these original photos from his archives

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