2017 AIRSHOW SEASON
Airshows are one of the primary showcases of military and civilian aviation all around the world. From vintage aerobatic feats recollecting the early 'barnstorming' days to high powered military fighter jets and everything in between, Airshows are a stable of aviation showcase held around the world every year. Either hosted by active military bases or civilian airports, Airshows are one of the greatest pastimes you'll find in America and the world, drawing millions of people each year. Here you'll find selected images from Airshows all around the west coast of the United States going as far back as 2003.
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Planes of Fame Airshow 2017
DATE: MAY 6-7, 2017
| CHINO AIRPORT, CALIFORNIA
| 329 IMAGES
Planes of Fame Airshow 2017 - May 6-7, 2017
The 2017 Planes of Fame Airshow pulled out some amazing stops, even with the threat of not happening, due to the amazing efforts of the staff, pilots, crews, vendors, and the fans! This year's show was not to be missed with a gathering of WW2 Corsair aircraft (five total!), impressive bomber passes, an opening tribute to Ed Mahoney, and for the first time at Chino the USAF F-35A Lightning II.
Riverside Airshow 2017 2017
DATE: APRIL 1, 2017
| RIVERSIDE, CALIFORNIA
| 82 IMAGES
Riverside Airshow 2017 2017 - April 1, 2017
The 2017 Riverside Airshow was packed with basically two airshows throughout the day that included demonstrators by several aerobatics, warbirds from both the CAF and Planes of Fame Air Museum, T-6 Texan 'War Dog' demos, Coast Guard helicopter, Riverside Police Department K-9 and Air Support demo, and more! On static display was the usual USAF C-17 Globemaster III and a USMC MV-22 Osprey!
MCAS Yuma Airshow 2017
DATE: MARCH 18, 2017
| MCAS YUMA, AZ
| 120 IMAGES
MCAS Yuma Airshow 2017 - March 18, 2017
The MCAS Yuma Airshow has been operating on a every-other-year schedule, and this year's show was quite jam packed. With demonstrations by some of the best the US Marine Corps has to offer to a TAC demo by the US Navy F/A-18F Super Hornet it was quite the impressive military display. The Patriots Jet team rounded out the headliners with several aerobatics, Tuskegee P-51 Mustang, and a world record wall of fire!
NAF El Centro Airshow 2017
DATE: MARCH 11, 2017
| EL CENTRO, CALIFORNIA
| 127 IMAGES
NAF El Centro Airshow 2017 - March 11, 2017
Kicking off the airshow season once again is the Naval Air Facility El Centro Airshow 2017. The winter training home of the USN Blue Angels, this year's airshow was full of great flights by many warbirds, aerobatics, and the Blue Angels headlining. One of the most impressive displays at this year's show was the massive collection of static aircraft on display from the Air Force, Navy, and Marines.
Cable Airshow 2017
DATE: JANUARY 14-15, 2017
| UPLAND, CALIFORNIA
| 70 IMAGES
Cable Airshow 2017 - January 14-15, 2017
Kicking off the airshows for the Southern California region, the Cable Airport Airshow 2017 once again presented a great show with aerobatics, warbirds, law enforcement, and lots more. The scenic mountain backdrop of the unusually heavy winter brought great snow capped mountain skies and puffy clouds. This is one of the more picturesque airshows on the west coast and a great airshow to kick off the year!
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