air show


Definition of air show 

: an exhibition of aircraft and aviation skills

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Tethered hot air balloon rides Last year, an air show was held the opening day of the fair. Hannah Kirby, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "The Waukesha County Fair serves up deep-fried Oreos with a side of Sister Hazel," 3 July 2018 The first Summerfest, held in scores of Milwaukee-area venues from July 20-28, 1968, had everything from polka music to Mexican ballet to psychedelic pop music to a classical orchestra to an air show. Chris Foran, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "The first Summerfest, in 1968, had a little bit of everything (yes, including rain)," 26 June 2018 Emergency responders tend to hang glider pilot Dan Buchanan after his glider crashed Saturday afternoon during the Gunfighter Skies air show at Mountain Home Air Force Base. John Sowell, idahostatesman, "Comedy routine that went awry led to pilot's death at Mountain Home airshow, report says," 26 June 2018 In 1988, three people were killed when a new Airbus A320 jetliner carrying more than 130 people crashed into a forest during a demonstration at an air show in Mulhouse, France., "This day in history," 26 June 2018 The aircraft, scheduled to make its international debut this week at the annual air show in Berlin, was a prime motivation for Lockheed’s $9 billion acquisition of Sikorsky Aircraft from United Technologies Corp. in 2015. Anthony Capaccio,, "Lockheed’s $31 Billion Helicopter Slipping Behind Schedule, Pentagon Says," 25 Apr. 2018 The trade show, which draws more than 100,000 people every two years — alternating every other year with an air show in Paris — will also be attended by two representatives of the state Department of Economic and Community Development. Stephen Singer,, "Connecticut Manufacturers Join State At UK Aerospace Trade Show," 14 July 2018 Air Age '68, an annual air show sponsored by the Jaycees and added under the formal Summerfest banner, packed them in at Mitchell International Airport. Chris Foran, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "The first Summerfest, in 1968, had a little bit of everything (yes, including rain)," 26 June 2018 In addition to nightly fireworks, the resort's seventh annual Freedom Fest, June 28-July 8, includes concerts, a vintage air show, military tributes. Dawn Gilbertson, azcentral, "Last-minute Fourth of July hotel deals in Phoenix, Scottsdale," 22 June 2018

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1912, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of air show

: a public event at an airport where different kinds of aircraft are shown and pilots use their skills to fly in unusual and exciting ways

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