A biennial air show held in Bangalore, India, at the Yelahanka Air Force Station. It was first held in the year 1996 and since then has become one of the largest air shows in the world. In 2009 it had 592 exhibitors from over 25 countries. It is the largest air show in Asia.
(Culpeper, Virginia, U.S.) Dubbed "The Best Little Airshow in the East," this event is held normally on the second Saturday in October. The event features a massive warbird demonstration, made up of mostly of T-6 Texans, and more recently, a performance of the world's only civilian-owned Harrier.
The biggest air show and aerospace trade show in Russia, MAK, is an international air show held near Moscow on Zhukovskiy LII air field. The first show, Mosaeroshow-92, was held in 1992. Since 1993, it was renamed to its current name and is held on odd years.
(France) Claims (along with Berlin) to be the world's oldest. Established in 1909 and attracting approximately 400,000 visitors, it is held in June on odd-numbered years, alternating with the British Farnborough Airshow held in July on even-numbered years.
Also known as the National Championship Air Races, this takes place annually in September at the Reno Stead Airport a few miles north of Reno, Nevada. It includes several days of qualifying followed by four and a half days of multi-aircraft heat racing culminating in the Unlimited Class Gold Race on Sunday afternoon. The event also features civil airshow acts and military flight demonstrations between races, plus vendor areas and a large civil and military static aircraft display.
1910: Harvard-Boston Aero Meet at the Harvard Aviation Field in Atlantic, Massachusetts, from September 3 to September 13, 1910. It was the first major air event in the eastern United States and offered $90,000 in prizes and appearance fees. Participants included the Wright brothers, the Glenn Curtiss exhibition teams and Claude Grahame-White. This show inspired Harriet Quimby to become the first female pilot in the United States.
1925-1931: Ford National Reliability Air Tour offered the Edsel B. Ford Trophy; it was inscribed, "This trophy is offered to encourage the up-building of commercial aviation as a medium of transportation."
1945-1950: The "Thrasher Brothers Aerial Circus" featuring the Twin Ercoupe and the "World's Smallest Airport", was born after World War II when the oldest brother, Grady Thrasher, purchased some surplus planes -- Piper Cubs, a Stearman biplane and two Ercoupes -- from the U.S. Army for $200 to $500 each and a new 1946 Ford car. The three brothers performed aerial stunts, including one in which Bud Thrasher stood on top of the plane as it coursed the skies. Their most popular stunt was landing a plane on a wooden platform on top of a moving car, then taking off again.
1977: Golden Wings over Richmond (October 15-16, 1977), Richmond, Virginia, U.S. This mega air event commemorated the 50th anniversary (1927-1977) of both Charles Lindbergh's historic flight from New York to Paris and of Richmond International Airport (then known as Byrd International Airport). Festivities included a World War Idogfighting reenactment, a chronological fly-in of various historical aircraft from the 1900s up to the present day, performances of top aerobatic acts of the day; and a flight demonstration of the Concorde, which marked the aircraft's only visit to Richmond. A severe thunderstorm shortened the October 16th show.