For a very long time, man has always been amazed by flight. Even though man has managed to fly, the amazement that comes with flight is not yet over. Actually it has been advanced especially with the modern military aircrafts that are capable to go supersonic and at the same time do amazing stunts. Military aircraft are usually secret aircraft and most countries will not allow them to fly in public let alone someone to get near them. However during air shows, the public are able to witness these aircraft at close range. You can also meet there pilots and see them fly the aircrafts and do stunts which you have never seen before. Although there are many air shows around the world, here the Top 5 finest air shows in the world that you should make an effort to attend if you want to witness some of the amazing aircrafts do breath-taking stunts.
CAF Airsho- Midland, Texas:
If you have never witness an aircraft breaking the sound barrier and emitting the scary sonic boom, this is the air show for you. In CAF Airsho, aircrafts do supersonic speeds in front of the audience and also combine it with high speed stunts. One is also able to see some of the great aircrafts from World War II. This will give you insight and lots of information about World War II era.
China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition:
This air show started in 1996 and hence is relatively new when compared to the other air shows. This is the largest air show in China. This air show offers one an insight into great aircrafts china has been producing and buying for their airforce. With increasing economic strength of china and its advancement in the aerospace field, this is a great airshow to attend.
AirVenture Oshkosh – Oshkosh, Wisconsin:
EAA AirVenture Oshkosh is the largest America’s air show. This air show pulls a crowd of about 750,000 and there are thousands of aircrafts on the show. The aircrafts include fighter jets, helicopters, and NASA aircrafts. The best part of this show is the night-time shows. Here you will see planes twist through the skies with wings blazing plus fireworks.
Bournemouth Air Festival:
This air show does not only attract a very huge crowd, it also attracts all types of aircrafts. With over 1.3 million onlookers, it is the one of the largest air shows. At Bournemouth Air Festival, you will see hot air balloons, air shows and also other activities such as beach sports. One also has the chance to meet and even greet some of the top airforce officials.
Royal International Air Tattoo:
This is the world’s single largest military show. RIAT is held every July in the UK’ Gloucestershire. This show includes lots of international aircrafts and one will be in the position to see some aircraft being shown for the first time in public. In this airshow, you will also have the chance to see the famous B-2A Bomber from the USAF.