Air Superiority: Where to Find the Best Weekend Air Shows

Weekends present a rare opportunity for the family to get together. Some prefer to go someplace to spend time with their family; others prefer to just stay at home and invite people at their home. There are some who would rather watch weekend airshows, and perhaps, on the way there, find some surprises on the road.

Weekend airshows are happening all over the country and elsewhere in the world. If you want to check some of them out, here they are and the places where they happen.

Bornemouth Air Festival
Dorset (UK)

Let’s head over to the UK to check out the Air Festival at Bornemouth. It’s the largest airshow happening annually over at Bornemouth; best of all, it’s free, and it’s in Europe, where you can visit many other places. Better be in early as it attracts a lot of people from all over.

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh

It is the largest annual airshow, gathering about 10,000 aircrafts and more than that same number of visitors too. The show has a bit of everything; it has warplanes, self-made planes from do-it-yourself enthusiasts, and vintage planes from days gone by.

Florida International Air Show
Punta Gorda

During March, Punta Gorda in Florida hosts the annual Florida International Air Show. A mixed crowd of visitors flock to the tropical keys as the skies fill with aircrafts from the military and the civilian branches of aviation. A special treat are vintage airplanes from the second World War.

Reno Air Races

Gambling isn’t the only thing you can do when you visit Nevada. If you visit in September, you’ll be able to watch the Reno Air Races. It is like in the movie ‘Planes’ where an air race commences; the annual event attracts pilot-acrobats and their planes built for speed.

Royal International Air Tattoo
Gloucestershire (UK)

Ever fancied yourself a pilot during World War II? If so, then you’ll have your fill of vintage planes from the period at the Royal International Air Tattoo in Gloucestershire. Not only that, you’ll also be able to see today’s military aircraft up close. There are also other activities you can enjoy.

Tannheim (Germany)

Tannkosh is held in high regard as one of the few European airshow to give AirVenture Oshkosh a run for its money in terms of size. The German airshow is home to anything vintage; vintage airplanes are the main attraction, but people can also see vintage motorcycles and cars as well.

That’s one of the solutions for your weekend boredom. There are other places you can visit, of course, but these shows are a must if you have a budding aviator inside you.

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