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 The base said Miramar is the largest military air show in the world. USA TODAY, "Shah Bar, infected ‘Idol,’ famed mall to close: News from around our 50 states," 24 June 2020 Earlier this month, Addison announced the cancellation of the Kaboom Town festival and air show, which normally draws thousands of spectators to the city. Dallas News, "Addison skies to go dark this year as Kaboom Town fireworks go virtual," 24 June 2020 The air show, which has been a Cleveland Labor Day tradition that goes back to 1964, was supposed to take place September 5-7 at Burke Lakefront Airport. cleveland, "Cleveland National Air Show is canceled," 12 June 2020 The Arctic Thunder air show and open house where jets scream over the Anchorage area will be canceled this year, according to a statement from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson on Friday. Alex Demarban, Anchorage Daily News, "JBER’s Arctic Thunder air show canceled amid COVID-19 concerns," 5 June 2020 Derby Festival officials are also celebrating the return of a Category 1 airbox for this year’s air show. Kirby Adams, The Courier-Journal, "BOOM! Kentucky Derby Festival announces its theme for Thunder Over Louisville 2020," 12 Feb. 2020 The game’s attendees can use the stadium as home base for Thunder festivities and to watch the air show and fireworks later that day. Hayes Gardner, The Courier-Journal, "Watch UK-Louisville soccer play at the new Lynn Family Stadium for Thunder over Louisville," 21 Feb. 2020 In the early 1950s, Admiral Feightner was a member of the Navy’s Blue Angels, whose close-formation flying and acrobatics thrilled crowds at air shows. Richard Goldstein, New York Times, "Edward Feightner, Test Pilot and World War II Ace, Dies at 100," 4 Apr. 2020 The huge fireworks and air show Thunder over Louisville will be held Aug. 14, followed by the Kentucky State Fair between Aug. 20-30. Grace Schneider, The Courier-Journal, "Louisville businesses: With Derby switch, September party is better than no party at all," 17 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of air show

1912, in the meaning defined above

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29 Jun 2020

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“Air show.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Jul. 2020.

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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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