Looking up - major air shows in 2011
Saturday 01 January 2011
Next year's most promising air shows include the return of biennial exhibitions such as Aero India, Avalon in Australia and the Seoul Air Show, as well as annual stalwarts such as Oshkosh, Tannkosh and the Royal International Air Tattoo.
8th Aero India (2011)
Aero India is the largest aviation show in Asia and returns in 2011 with more space and more exhibits planned. In 2009, flight shows were held twice daily and featured aircraft from India and around the world. The public days will be February 12 and 13.
10th Avalon-2011 Australian International Airshow
March 1 - 6
Geelong, Victoria, Australia
The biennial Avalon exhibition rounds off the Asian show season and will fete 90 years of the Royal Australian Air Force in 2011. The public show runs from March 4-6, with flying displays on the Friday afternoon and weekend airshows running both Saturday and Sunday. Visitors can also explore the static displays, which featured 562 aircraft in 2009.
49th International Paris Air Show (2011)
The Paris Air Show is the most important trade event of the year and is held annually at Paris' Le Bourget Airport. Over 2,000 exhibitors attend from around the world, with over 140 aircraft taking to the skies for daily flying displays. Expect big announcements and orders at the show's trade days, before the gates open to the public June 24 through 26.
40th Royal International Air Tattoo
RAF Fairford, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
The world's largest military air show is held annually at RAF Fairford in the UK, attracting thousands of visitors and daring aerobatic displays from the world's air forces. The show celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2011 and plans to showcase contributors from past events in its celebrations.
59th EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2011
Oshkosh, WI, United States
Dubbed the "World's Greatest Aviation Celebration," EAA's AirVenture far outstrips any other airshow on the planet in terms of scale. Over half a million visitors descend on Oshkosh Airfield in Wisconsin for the event, which showcases over 10,000 aircraft both on the ground and in the air, with aerobatic and pyrotechnic displays. Many visitors fly in to the airfield, which is the busiest airport in the world for the duration of the event.
49th Abbotsford International Airshow
Abbotsford, BC, Canada
Abbotsford is the largest airshow in Canada, featuring aerobatic teams from Canada, the US and further afield. As well as the daily air displays, there is an extensive selection of ground exhibits - last year saw a Tactical Assault demonstration by the Canadian Armed Forces.
27th Tannkosh (2011)
Europe's answer to EAA's AirVenture doesn't share the scale but it does share the enthusiasm - the show welcomes hundreds of aircraft flying in from all over Europe. After a washout in 2010, organisers hope for more attendees and visitors in 2011.
8th Seoul International Aerospace and Defence Exhibition
Seoul, South Korea
The biennial Seoul Air Show is one of the largest events held in Asia and caters to both trade and public visitors. Over 300,000 attendees came to the show in 2009 to see everything from new weaponry to new passenger jets. The public exhibition is likely to be held over the weekend, October 22-23.
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