What Air shows are Must-Attend For Aviation Enthusiasts In 2019?

Whether you’re looking for entertainment or you attend airshows for business matters, choosing the right event to attend is key. With a lot of airshows happening each year, sometimes there are just too many options to choose from.

So, we picked out the most important events for every aviation enthusiast! These airshows are the best options that you do not want to miss out on.

10. MAKS Air Show

When is MAKS Air Show? August 27th – September 1st, 2019.

Where is MAKS Air Show held? Zhukovsky, Moscow Region.

The international air show is arguably the most important event of the Russian aviation industry. Aviasalon holds the event every two years.

The company started holding the event in 1992, but ever since 1993 the event occurs biannually. Why is it so important to the Russian Aviation industry? Because russian manufacturers, such as Sukhoi, Tupolev get to showcase their newest products. Meanwhile, russian airlines get the chance to sign commercial contracts and order new aircraft to meet their demand.

The event will continue for 6 days. The event will be split into two: for 3 days straight the event will be open to the public eye, while Aviasalon dedicates the 3 other days to commercial partners to network and conclude various deals.

Why is it worth coming here as an individual? Well, you get to see the newest Russian aviation products and see various Soviet and Russian fighters in person.

MAKS grants the opportunity for russian manufcaturers to showcase their products MAKS grants the opportunity for russian manufacturers to showcase their products

9. Abbotsford International Airshow

When is Abbotsford International Airshow? August 9th – August 11th, 2019

Where is Abbotsford International Airshow? Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada.

People claim it as the biggest airshow in Canada. The Abbotsford Flying club opened the event in 1962 and ever since it has been held annually. Ever since its first inception, it has been on a steady rise, becoming one of the main attractions for Canadians in the summer. Featuring various military and civilian aircraft, the airshow presents the chance for visitors to see both static and active displays. The Canadian Snowbirds and the United States Air Force Thunderbirds will be headlining this year's event.

The amount of demonstrational squadrons at this years show alone makes it worth attending the event. A lot of historical aircraft will be parked on the runway as well. So, if you‘re a bit of an aviation history geek – you must attend Abbotsford International Airshow!

Abbotsford International Airshow is a fun family event for everybody Abbotsford International Airshow is a fun family event for everybody

8. Sunderland Airshow

When is Sunderland Airshow? July 26th – July 28th, 2019.

Where is Sunderland Airshow held? Sunderland, United Kingdom.

The annual airshow is a free event that happens every year. The massive amount of visitors every year makes it one of the biggest aviation events of the year. Every single day of the Airshow is filled with various artists, demonstration teams and displays. For the first time this year, the Swiss Air Force PC-7 Team will join the Sunderland Airshow.

Already an impressive lineup, featuring the Red Arrows, Black Cats and now the PC-7, the fun never stops at Sunderland Airshow. We cannot recommend the event enough. Namely, because it is free!

Sunderland Air Show offers breath-taking displays to visitors Sunderland Air Show offers breath-taking displays to visitors

7. Dubai Airshow

When is Dubai Airshow? 17th – 21st of November, 2019.

Where is Dubai Airshow held? Dubai World Central.

F&E Aerospace started organizing the event in 1986, under the name Arab Air. Going from very humble numbers it has grown to one of the most important aviation events in the world. As the presence of the Middle East carriers increased throughout the skies of the world, aircraft manufacturers saw this event as the best chance to sell their aircraft in the region. That is why the airshow hosted the debut of the now-canceled Airbus A380 in 2005. Throughout the years Airbus, Boeing and other various manufacturers have displayed their aircraft with the sole goal of selling them. In 2017, this has resulted in Airbus and Boeing securing orders for a combined sum of $47.7 billion.