air show


Definition of air show

: an exhibition of aircraft and aviation skills

Examples of air show in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Boeing first unveiled the Loyal Wingman in mockup form at Australia’s 2019 Avalon air show. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 4 Mar. 2021 The 2020 air show was canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Chris Foran, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 1 June 2021 The Miramar Air Show is the largest military air show in the world and draws about 500,000 guests each year. Andrew Dyer, San Diego Union-Tribune, 6 May 2021 Thunder Over Louisville will light up the area next weekend, with the annual air show and fireworks spectacle set to go off with a few changes this year. Billy Kobin, The Courier-Journal, 10 Apr. 2021 Atapattu said the Blue Angels arrived on Thursday and usually head back to Pensacola on Sunday afternoon after the air show ends. Susannah Bryan,, 10 May 2021 The emergence of the coronavirus vaccine has brought new optimism into the air show world, said Jack Pelton, chief executive of the Experimental Aircraft Association. Washington Post, 10 May 2021 Amenities include: live air show commentary, large screen viewing, restrooms and hand sanitizing stations. Amber Love Bond, Forbes, 20 Apr. 2021 Before the air show began Saturday afternoon, about 30 spectators started gathering amid strollers, blankets and chairs around Bowman Field's historic Administration Building and the nearby La Relais restaurant. Billy Kobin, The Courier-Journal, 17 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of air show

1912, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of air show was in 1912

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18 Jun 2021

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“Air show.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jun. 2021.

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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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