Air shows leave an unforgettable impression on their spectators. Air shows give a chance to visit air bases and airfields. One of the most popular air shows in Europe is considered to be the Royal International Air Tattoo in Great Britain.

Some air shows are used to promote aircraft, services or even parts to potential customers. For the majority of us though they are held as local events in the support of local, national or military charities.

Air “seasons” around the world differ a lot, Europe enjoys its season from April/May to October whereas the US has one of the longest seasons running from March to November. In comparison the Middle East, Australia and New Zealand exhibit the shortest seasons running only between January and March. Japan usually holds its events at the Japan Self Defence Force bases all year round however. For the pilots engaging in these air shows however there is no “off season”, this is reserved for practice and aircraft maintenance.