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International Council of Air Shows

About Air Shows

Air Show Facts

Average number of air shows each year in U.S. and Canada: 325-350

Estimated total attendance at North American air shows: 10-12 million per year

Total industry revenue: approximately $110 million per year

Number of air show pilots in the U.S. and Canada: 320

The Air Show Audience: Air shows draw large numbers of demographically attractive spectators, a well-educated, affluent group of men, women and children of all ages. More than 70 percent of the audience at an air show has had some college education. Three quarters report household income of $35,000 or more. The average adult spectator is just under 39 years of age, but more than 53 percent of spectators are between 30 and 50.