My boys love the air shows that I’ve taken them to, but I’m guessing it’s because of the speed, the motion, and the sounds. I want them to eventually consider the magic of flight itself. I am trying to find some more of them online and stream them on my smart TV as a surprise for them. I am sure that they would appreciate the gesture and it would show them how much I am trying to educate them.

I think I’m going to try searching a few forums to see which videos are the very best among fans. Once I pinpoint that, it will be easier for me to find something that he is likely to enjoy.

For flying enthusiasts of all ages, few sights are more exhilarating than watching talented pilots put their machines through their paces in front of an appreciative crowd. This is why air shows are perennially popular, with many of the biggest and best developing long-term followings at a regional or even national level.

If you’re trying to decide which of the most popular air shows are right for you, you need to consider more than just raw attendance numbers or geographical convenience. Many different shows are distinguished by special focuses or events. The annual Commemorative Air Force AIRSHO in Midland, Texas, for instance, concentrates almost exclusively on aircraft that flew during WWII. This is sure to be a hit with history buffs. Enthusiasts of a more high-tech bent might better appreciate a show like the Edwards Air Force Base Open House, where all of the latest military (and even NASA) technology is on public display.

Even if you don’t have a particular interest in mind, going to the most popular air shows will probably expose you to a splendid variety of different attractions. Big shows gather diverse displays from the worlds of private, commercial, and military aviation, and the odds are great that you’ll see something memorable every time.