Flying's Virtual Air Show
We bring you all of the air show action you crave through our virtual fly-in hub, in partnership with great aviation performers and pilots from across the spectrum.
The power—the finesse—the heart-stopping action—the extreme talent possessed by a select few pilots that inspire and entertain us when they fly—that’s what air shows mean to us. We can’t miss a moment—and neither should you!
Flying brings you all of the air show action you crave through our virtual Air Show hub, in partnership with great aviation performers and pilots from across the spectrum.
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With change comes opportunity--and now, here's your chance to experience Sun 'n Fun Aerospace Expo like never before! The Sun 'n Fun Home Edition has launched with a series of special livestream events, hosted by LiveAirShowTV on Facebook Live, that lead up to the grande finale, the Virtual Expo, and Airshow to take place on May 30, 2020, as a fundraiser for the Aerospace Center of Excellence in Lakeland, Florida.
For now, join us here on Tuesdays and Thursdays in May at 6 pm EDT for a series of Performer Profiles. You can also access the archived episodes here and on Sun 'n Fun Home Edition.
Though we may be keeping our appropriate social distance these days, we can still join together virtually for our favorite past time—when we’re not flying, of course—thrilling in the joy of the world’s top air show performers as they work their magic.
Join LiveAirShowTV online for the Socially D I S T A N T Airshow, starring top video from your favorite performers as they engage with veteran announcers Matt Jolley, Rob Reiner, and Ric Peterson. They’ll not only entertain you but also help raise funds for those in the air show family who are being hit hard during the coronavirus stay-at-home situation.
Thanks to the International Council of Air Shows (ICAS Foundation) for their support. We hosted the show here on FLYING’s Air Show hub for the 3-day event, on April 21 to 23, 2020.
The center of all the action--and sometimes right around the corner from where you live--the airshow brings the power and talent of some of the world’s most talented pilots for you to witness firsthand.
But airshows aren’t just about watching the best-of-the-best slice through the skies above you--they also put you in touch with your fellow pilots for camaraderie and fun--and they give those that are passionate enough about the aviation industry to make it their business the chance to show you the latest aircraft, avionics, accessories, and tools.
From the famous Air Force Thunderbirds and Navy Blue Angels to the AeroShell T-6 team and Breitling’s jet specialists--it takes special skill to translate aerobatic flight into a performance in close formation. Airshows bring these teams together to show you how it’s done--and we go behind the scenes to talk with the pilots and coordinators who do the heavy lifting.
Aspiring to the pinnacle of their profession, pilots such as Patty Wagstaff, Sean D. Tucker, Michael Goulian, Kirby Chambliss—and those who keep pushing the art forward—come to airshows to express the highest form of their craft. Watch as some of the world’s best, most creative fliers take to the skies and give you a few minutes of incredible artistry that will inspire you for a long time to come.
When a professional pilot dedicates their entire life to the pursuit of excellence in flying, it shows. Consummate performers like Julie Clark, Debby Rihn-Harvey, Skip Stewart, and perhaps a few that aren’t household names—yet—will inspire you with their commitment to the craft. We take you into their logbooks so that you can get to know them—and figure out if there’s some application of their routine that might help you to become a more competent aviator.
The air races in Reno set the standard--and Red Bull kicked it up a notch with its closed-circuit races around the globe--but the world of aerial competition continues to expand and grow into new forms. We’ve witnessed the explosion (no pun intended) of the STOL competitions, where a whole new kind of piloting skill goes to the test. Join us as the top competitors meet in events both on a grand scale--and where aerobatic competition gets started locally.