US Air Shows
US air shows started off as barnstorming, or should we say, skystorming. Daring pilots flew around the country during the 1920s to show off both their skill and the wonders of the flying machines. They’d perform stunts and tricks, then sell airplane rides. Barnstorming turned into flying circuses, which became air shows. The planes have grown more sophisticated since manned flight began, along with the daring of the pilots and the fascination for their flying machines.
The best stunt pilots belong to the US Navy’s Blue Angels, the US Air Force’s Thunderbirds, and the Canadian Forces Snowbirds. Aviation aficionados come from everywhere to see the pilots, as well as the planes from past and modern eras.