Air Show Calendar for 2018

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

Air shows provide an opportunity to meet and interact with the pilots and staff of a variety of aircraft.

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

Performances by aerial groups such as the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, and other aerobatic teams attract thousands of spectators.

Shows such as Oshkosh Airventure, the Reno National Championship Air Races, and smaller, less well-known "local" air shows are popular attractions for the entire family!

There are a multitude of air shows scheduled across the United States in 2018. Included below is a list of highlights of the air show calendar.

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

 

Highlights of the 2018 Air Show Season

Included in the calendar below are highlights of the upcoming 2018 air show and base open house scheduled in the United States.

Luke AFB Open House
Luke AFB, Arizona
March 10 - 11, 2018
Thunder and Lightning Over Arizona
Davis-Monthan AFB, Tucson, Arizona
March 17 - 18, 2018
Melbourne Air & Space Show
Melbourne International Airport, Florida
March 17 - 18, 2018
Wings Over South Texas
NAS Kingsville, Texas
March 24 - 25, 2018
Dobbins ARB Air Show
Dobbins ARB, Marietta, Georgia
March 24 - 25, 2018
March Field AirFest 2018
March ARB, California
April 7 - 8, 2018
Heart of Texas Air Show
Waco Airport, Texas
April 7 - 8, 2018
Columbus AFB Air Show
Columbus AFB, Columbus, Mississippi
April 21 - 22, 2018
Charleston Air Expo 2018
Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina
April 28 - 29, 2018
MCAS Cherry Point Air Show
MCAS Cherry Point, North Carolina
May 4 - 6, 2018
Fort Lauderdale Air Show
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
May 5 - 6, 2018
Laughlin AFB Open House & Air Show
Laughlin AFB, Del Rio, Texas
May 12 - 13, 2018
MacDill AFB Tampa Bay AirFest 2018
MacDill AFB, Tampa, Florida
May 12 - 13, 2018
Laughlin AFB Open House & Air Show
Del Rio, Texas
May 12 - 13, 2018
U.S. Naval Academy Air Show
U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland
May 23, 2018
Cannon AFB Oen House & Air Show
Cannon AFB, New Mexico
May 26 - 27, 2018
Miami Beach Air & Sea Show
Miami Beach, Florida
May 26 - 27, 2018
Mountain Home AFB Air Show
Mountain Home AFB, Idaho
June 2 - 3, 2018
NAS Patuxent River Air Expo
NAS Patuxent, Maryland
June 2 - 3, 2018
Thunder of Niagara Air Show
Niagara Falls, New York
June 9 - 10, 2018
Hill AFB Open House
Hill AFB, Ogden, Utah
June 23 - 24, 2018
Dayton Air Show
Dayton International Airport, Ohio
June 23 - 24, 2018
Artic Thunder Air Show 2018
Joint Base Elmendorf, Alaska
June 30 - July 1, 2018
Biloxi Gulf Coast Air Show
Keesler AFB, Biloxi, Mississippi
July 21 - 22, 2018
EAA Airventure Oshkosh 2018
Wittman Regional Airport, Oshkosh WI
July 23 - 29, 2018
Seafair 2018 Boeing Air Show
Lake Washington, Seattle
August 3 - 5, 2018
Minot AFB Northern Neighbors Day
Minot AFB, North Dakota
August 4, 2018
Chicago Air and Water Show
Lake Michigan Lakefront, Chicago, Illinois
August 18 - 19, 2018
Thunder Over Michigan
Willow Run Airport, Ypsilanti, Michigan
August 25 - 26, 2018
McConnell AFB Open House & Air Show
McConnell AFB, Wichita, Kansas
September 8 - 9, 2018
Reno National Championship Air Races
Reno Stead Airport, Reno, Nevada
September 12 - 16, 2018
NAS Oceano Air Show
NAS Oceano, Virginia Beach, Virginia
September 22 - 23, 2018
MCAS Miramar Air Show
MCAS Miramar, San Diego, California
September 29 - 30, 2018
San Francisco Fleet Week Air Show
Alliance Airport, Fort Worth, Texas
October 6 - 7, 2018
Fort Worth Alliance Air Show
The Waterfront, San Francisco, California
October 13 - 14, 2018
Wings Over Houston Air Show
Ellington Field, Houston, Texas
October 20 - 21, 2018
Little Rock AFB Air Show
Little Rock AFB, Jacksonville, Arkansas
October 27 - 28, 2018
NAS Pensacola Open House and
Blue Angels Homecoming

Sherman Field, NAS Pensacola, Florida
November 2 - 3, 2018
Nellis Air Force Base Air Show
Nellis Air Force Base, Las Vegas, Nevada
November 10 - 11, 2018


F-16 Aircraft of the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds on display at the Cannon AFB Air Show, Clovis, New Mexico
F-16 Aircraft of the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds on display at the Cannon AFB Air Show, Clovis, New Mexico

Detailed Lists of Upcoming Air Shows in 2017 and 2018


Air Show Photos

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

Thousands of visitors at the Barksdale Air Force Base Open House and Defenders of Liberty Air Show
Thousands of visitors at the Barksdale Air Force Base Open House and Defenders of Liberty Air Show

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

Throngs of air show attendees looking over a B-1B Lancer, C-5 Galaxy and other aircraft
Throngs of air show attendees looking over a B-1B Lancer, C-5 Galaxy and other aircraft


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

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

A perennial air show favorite ... B-29 "FiFi" of the Commemorative Air Force, with CAF flag and American flag waving from cockpit
B-29 "FiFi" of the Commemorative Air Force, with CAF flag and American flag waving from cockpit

 

Cannon Air Force Base Air Show in New Mexico

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-130 Combat Talon on display at an air show and open house at Cannon AFB, Clovis, New Mexico
C-130 Combat Talon on 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
United States Air Force C-17 Globemaster III, on static display at the Cannon AFB Air Show, Clovis, New Mexico

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