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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Nellis AFB Airshow 2008
DATE: NOVEMBER 8-9, 2008
| LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
| 52 IMAGES
Once referred to as 'Aviation Nation', the Nellis AFB Airshow wraps up a year long season of airshows and is the final show for the USAF Thunderbirds. Showcasing the most modern and high tech military aircraft alongside vintage aircraft spanning through various wars, Nellis is a fitting end to a long Airshow season.
Wings, Wheels, & Rotors Expo 2008
DATE: OCTOBER 26, 2008
| LOS ALAMITOS AIR BASE, CALIFORNIA
| 27 IMAGES
The Los Alamitos Army Air Base 'Wings, Wheels, and Rotors Expo' may be small at first glance, but the collection of military helicopters from various branches and law enforcement is one of the largest in Southern California. Staying till the very end of the show and one can catch the departures of the helicopters and aircraft.
MCAS Miramar Airshow 2008
DATE: OCTOBER 3-5, 2008
| SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA
| 158 IMAGES
One of the biggest Modern Military airshows in the entire world, the MCAS Miramar Airshow in San Diego hosts a look at all branches of the US Military and allies. With nearly a million visitors over 3 days, the airshow showcases the finest performances and displays of military aviation, usually ending with the USN Blue Angels demonstration.
Planes of Fame Airshow 2008
DATE: MAY 17-18, 2008
| CHINO AIRPORT, CALIFORNIA
| 295 IMAGES
One of the biggest vintage military aircraft airshows in the world, the Chino Airport Planes of Fame Airshow brings together ones of the largest gaggles of warbird aircraft in the airshow world. Each year features a theme with a performance of something incredibly rare or not seen in many years. Showcasing history at it's finest!
March ARB Air Fest 2008
DATE: MAY 2-4, 2008
| RIVERSIDE, CALIFORNIA
| 177 IMAGES
The afterburners of military aircraft are not the only thing generating heat at the March ARB Airshow, with temperatures often in triple digits. But it's easily bearable when the lineup of performers and display aircraft include some of the most cutting edge and modern military aircraft in service along with vintage aircraft performances.
Riverside Airport Airshow 2008
DATE: MARCH 29, 2008
| RIVERSIDE AIRPORT, CALIFORNIA
| 105 IMAGES
Proving that even smaller airports can put together high class airshows, the Riverside Airport Airshow's lineup of performers spans from vintage military aircraft to modern fighter jets each year and never disappoints. Be it for the dazzling aircraft displays or the large Car Show on the ground, it's a show not to miss!
NAF El Centro Airshow 2008
DATE: MARCH 8, 2008
| EL CENTRO, CALIFORNIA
| 60 IMAGES
Often referred to as the start of the airshow season on the west coast, the winter training home and first airshow of the year for the USN Blue Angels Flight Demonstration Team offers a fantastic display of modern military aircraft and aerobatic performers. With the sun to your back the entire show, NAF El Centro offers some unique photography!
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