Air Shows & Trade Shows
Air Shows & Trade Shows Directory
Find Local & International Air Shows and Aviation Trade Events on AvPay.
AvPay lets you find Aviation Shows & Events showcasing the best of the general aviation industry in the UK, Europe, USA, North America, Asia, Africa, Australia & South America.
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About Air Shows & Aviation Trade Events
Air Shows, also known as Air Fair, Airshow & Air Tattoo are yearly events held all over the world, where the aviation community and local people can come together to enjoy aerobatic demonstrations, vintage & military aircraft, aviation related stalls & exhibitors, guest speakers & workshops, aircraft suppliers, merchandise, fun fairs and lots of food & drink. Some of these Airshows will offer the ability to fly-in and park at the event.
Aviation Trade Shows offer a great place for aviation industry professionals to network, do business and discover the latest technological innovations. An enriched programme of industry experts will provide seminars, debates and keynote speeches. Big and small aviation manufacturers & suppliers are able to showcase their products and aviation service providers can demonstrate their services to meet the demands of an ever changing industry.
Air Shows & Trade Shows FAQ
An airshow is an event at which aircraft are displayed to the general public. They often include aerial acrobatics or flight demonstrations, however some airshows are static and only include aircraft that are parked up, giving visitors a chance to view the aircraft up close.
Most airshows are open to the general public and they allow not only aircraft owners and businesses but also aviation enthusiasts a chance to see a wide range of the latest aircraft and equipment in one location.
Given the scale and size of aircraft, generally air shows are an outdoor event and as such are usually hosted in the spring and summer months when the weather is at its best and less likely to cause the flight demonstrations to be called off.
Given the large infrastructure costs associated with organising an air show, there is usually an entry charge for those attending an airshow. This can vary from £10 - £40 depending on the size and variety of attractions on offer. However, for aerial shows, it is easy to watch the show from anywhere near the airport or show location. Local pubs and cafes may host BBQs on the day of the air show allowing you to view all of the sky-based action for the price of a pint.
One of the benefits of attending an airshow is that many retailers exhibiting at the show offer event discounts on their products and services for on-the-day purchases. Air shows are a low-cost way to gain valuable insight into the aviation industry, that otherwise would be not available to the general public.
The AvPay Directory contains details on both major and specialist air shows across the globe, search our database to see the air shows that are closest to you.
Trade shows are usually limited to those who are actively working in the aviation industry and the general public is not usually allowed to attend the exhibition. They are an opportunity for aircraft manufacturers and aviation companies to exhibit their products and services to potential customers.
This is generally dependent on the size and scope of the trade show, however you can expect to see a wide range of attractions for an avid aviation enthusiast. At most trade shows, you can expect to see a variety of aviation companies showcasing their latest technology, presentations and seminars led by leading experts and retailers demonstrating their products and services.
Trade shows that cover a range of aircraft are called General Aviation Shows, where specialist shows may include only one or two aircraft types such as helicopters or single piston aircraft. Depending on your interest both are a great way to spend a day.