air show

noun

Definition of air show 

: an exhibition of aircraft and aviation skills

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The Blue Angels, the Navy's flight demonstration squadron, perform at dozens of air shows throughout the country each year and have flown for more than 260 million spectators since being formed in 1946. Kim Chatelain, NOLA.com, "Blue Angels jet damaged after bird strike during air show: report," 23 Apr. 2018 The precision maneuvers of the Blue Angels are always a crowd favorite and have been featured in air shows throughout the world. Weldon B. Johnson, azcentral, "Blue Angels headline Luke Air Force Base air show," 13 Mar. 2018 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. BostonGlobe.com, "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, Bloomberg.com, "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, courant.com, "Connecticut Manufacturers Join State At UK Aerospace Trade Show," 14 July 2018

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First Known Use of air show

1912, in the meaning defined above

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air show

noun

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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