8 Must See Air Shows in 2022

It’s no secret the last two years have been a drag for aircraft enthusiasts and event coordinators alike. However, 2022 is here, and that means airshows are back! Here’s a small sample of some of the airshows/events happening across the country over the next several months.


MacDill Tampa Bay AirFest 2022, March 26-27, 2022, in Tampa, FL

This year’s show will showcase USAF’s F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team and the ever-popular USN Blue Angels. This two-day event is your chance to get up close and personal with military/civilian aircraft and pilots!


Wings Over South Texas Air Show 2022, April 2-3, 2022, in Corpus Christi, TX

Wings Over South Texas, held at Naval Air Station Kingsville, is proud to welcome the USN’s Blue Angels to this year’s airshow with free admission.


Vero Beach Air Show 2022, April 30 – May 1, 2022, in Vero Beach, FL

This year, the featured demonstrations will be performed by the USAF’s F-16 Viper Demonstration Team and the USN Blue Angels. Note: All 2020 purchased tickets and parking permits will be honored at the 2022 Vero Beach Airshow. 


U.S. Naval Academy Air Show 2022, May 25, 2022, in Annapolis, MD

The U.S. Naval Academy welcomes this year’s guests, the USN Blue Angels (it is, after all, the U.S. Naval Academy). Held in conjunction with the Class of 2022’s graduation week, all are welcome to come to celebrate this annual military occasion.


Northern Thunder Air & Space Expo 2022, June 18-19, 2022, in Grand Forks AFB, ND

For the first time in over a decade, the Air Force’s premier aerial demonstration team, the Thunderbirds, will perform at Grand Forks Air Force Base.


EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022, July 25-31, 2022, in Oshkosh, WI

Easily recognized as the country’s largest (if not the premier) airshow, AirVenture Oshkosh will have it ALL. Of note for this year is the USAF’s F-35A Lightning II Demonstration Team and the USMC’s MV-22 Osprey Demonstration. Follow the link above to see what’s happening over this seven-day event.

If you’re one of the many patrons flying in for the show, we recommend contacting Saker Aviation for your FBO needs while staying in the area.


Boeing Seafair Air Show 2022, August 6-7, 2022, in Seattle, WA

Known and loved as an unofficial Seattle holiday, Seafair Weekend Festival is one of the most significant boating events, airshows, and festivals all rolled into one. Seafair is proud to welcome the USAF’s F-35A Lightning II Demonstration Team and the famous USN Blue Angels.


NAS Oceana Airshow 2022, September 17-18, 2022, in Virginia Beach, VA

The Navy’s largest open house in North America, the NAS Oceana Air Show, is a way for us to give back to the community. We look forward to welcoming visitors from across the country and around the world to come on board the Navy’s East Coast Master Jet Base, see high-performance aircraft, and meet the exceptional men and women of naval aviation. The Naval Air Station Oceana 2022 Air Show is also proud to welcome the USAF F-16 Viper Demonstration Team and the USN Blue Angels to this year’s events.

This is only a small sample of the country’s airshows this year. For a complete listing of shows, check out this list to see if there’s one near you.