Our interactive 2013 Air Show Guide links you to 93 events with thrilling aerial displays, pyrotechnics, and static exhibits by civilian performers. But this season, don’t look for U.S. military aircraft.
When the federal budget came under sequestration early this year, jet teams such as the USAF Thunderbirds and the US Navy Blue Angels canceled all public performances, as did units flying individual aircraft like the F-22 Raptor. Many air shows were canceled, while others had to scale back.
There may be fewer aircraft to see this year, but our handy Spotter's Guide is still available to download. You can either view it on the Web, print out a two-sided PDF to carry with you, or call it up on your mobile device (airspacemag.com/spotter) while you're at the show.
Click on the map below for dates, links, and locations, and start planning your trip. And don't forget to share your stories (using the comments form) so that other show-goers can benefit from your experience.