Defenders of Freedom ’09

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Starting at 09h00 on both days the program for the Defenders of Freedom Air Show is jam-packed with thrilling events and fun activities for the whole family. Audiences can look forward to breath-taking aerobatic performances by a host of pilots flying a variety of aircraft, including the US Navy Blue Angels and the USA Golden Knights. Static displays that can be inspected by visitors include a B-1B Lancer, B-52, RC-135, F-16, T-38, T-1 Jayhawk, T-16 Texan and more. The Fun Zone has something for everyone with 17 inflatables, glitter tattoos, peddle planes, and flight simulation rides. Don’t miss this entertaining annual event.

Dates: 29-30 August 2009
Venue: Offutt Air Force Base
City: Bellvue, Nebraska
Country: United States

Wings of Honor 2009

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Aviation enthusiasts are in for a real treat with the five day Reno National Championship Air Races. Pilot skills and aircraft cap16-20 September 2009
abilities will be tested to the limit in six categories: Biplanes, Formula One, Sport, AT-6, Jet and Unlimited. Competitors in the Unlimited category reach speeds exceeding 500 mph. An awe-inspiring aerobatic display by the US Navy “Blue Angels” is a highlight of the event, as well as performances by David Martin, Patty Wagstaff, the Red Eagles, the Smoke and Thunder jet car and more.

Dates: 16-20 September 2009
Venue: Reno Stead Field
City: Reno, Nevada
Country: United States

Fargo AirSho 2009

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The Fargo AirSho promises plenty of excitement with a program packed with events where skilled pilots push their aircraft to the limit in awe-inspiring aerobatic feats. Spectators can expect to see the US Navy Blue Angels, Jim “Fang” Maroney in his “Super Chipmunk”, Patty Wagstaff piloting a Walter Extra 300S, B-52 and other military airplanes and Skydive Fargo.

Date: 22-23 August 2009
Venue: Hector International Airport
City: Fargo, North Dakota
Country: USA

Thunder Over the Boardwalk 2009

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Taking place over the beaches of Atlantic city, Thunder Over the Boardwalk promises a spectacle of aerobatic skill that is sure to leave spectators spell-bound. The jam-packed program includes the USAF Thunderbirds, US Army Golden Knights, the Red Eagle Air Sport Aerobatic Team and a demonstration by the US Coast Guard Joint Forces Search & Rescue. Don’t miss it!

Date: 19 August 2009
Venue: Beaches of Atlantic City
City: Atlantic City, New Jersey
Country: USA

Austria Air Power Air Show

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As Austria finalizes plans for this year’s Air Power Air Show, airplane fans across the world are packing their bags and finalizing their travel arrangements. AirPower09 is set to be this year’s biggest European air show and it is a not-to-be-missed event.

Set to take place on June 26 and 27, 2009, Austria’s Air Power Air Show should be nothing short of spectacular. In previous years the show has set international standards, first with the birth of the Red Bull Air Race during AirPower03, and then with the EAC designating AirPower05 Europe’s best air show. Now, as arrangements for AirPower09 in Austria are given the finishing touches, fans of this prestigious event can prepare themselves to enjoy mind-blowing technology, wacky aircraft and breathtaking aerobatic displays.

The 2009 Austrian Air Show is set to take place at the Hinterstoisser Airbase in Zeltweg, Austria. The event is prepared by the Province of Styria, Red Bull and the Austrian Armed Forces, and the military display prepared by the Austrian Armed Forces is one of the highlights of the show. Not only does the show present an opportunity to wow crowds with the country’s military might, speed and skill, but it also shows how this aspect of the military can be used to provide protection and aid to the international community. Indeed, it seems that the role played by the Austrian Armed Forces in the maintenance of peace both at home and abroad will be a key theme of the airshow.

With an estimated 250 000 visitors making their way to the airbase to enjoy the event, the program certainly isn’t limited to only military aircraft. An incredibly diverse array of aircraft has been planned for AirPower09, from antique tri-planes to super-sleek combat jets. The air displays promise to thrill and excite, with some of the best military aerobatic teams from around the world scheduled to participate. Entrance is free and the event will be perfect for the whole family. The food available will be world-class and adults with small children will be able to make use of the day-care facilities provided on site. So there is absolutely no excuse to miss out on AirPower09!

2009 Riverside Airshow

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Airplane lovers will be happy to know that the next air show is on its way. The Riverside Airshow is set to take the residents of Riverside by storm on March 28, 2009. This fantastic event in Riverside, California, will be enjoying its seventeenth year and it is already well-known for being on of the area’s largest family entertainment events.

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Hungarian International Air Show and Military Display

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Aviation enthusiasts in Hungary are no doubt thrilled at the news that the Hungarian International Air Show and Military Display will take place on 16 to 17 August 2008 at the Kecskemet Air Base. Usually a biennial (every two years) event, which should only take place again in 2009, this special edition of the Hungarian International Air Show and Military Display is in honor of the 70th anniversary of the formation of the Hungarian Air Force and the 160th anniversary of the Hungarian Armed Forces.

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