Since Checksix first went online in 1997 many things have changed, digital photography has revolutionized the web, the speed of the Internet has multiplied considerably and state of the art web editing software now offers possibilities only dreamed of some 20+ years previously. Sadly though, what has also changed within this short period of time is not only the number of aircraft attending an airshow (it used to be up to 400+ aircraft at a single event!) but also the quality. By reading our archieved articles you can still get a feeling of what is was like to be in the presence of classics such as the Grumman F-14 TOMCAT as it thrills an airshow audience!

Unfortunately, we cannot put all our older articles and reviews into our Archive section, but we have included some of the more exciting and thrilling shows. Have a look!

FINOW Airshow 1997 / Germany

The period from 1992 to 1998 can be called, from the point of view of an aircraft enthusiast, the Golden Age. Never before, and ... reviewed by Rob Kysela

Nellis AFB / USA

For many tourists visiting the USA the City of Las Vegas is at the very top of their must-see list. This surreal, artificial creation in the middle of ... reviewed by Rob Kysela


Sun, Rain, Wind and hot Jets could have been the motto for the 2000 USAFE show in Mildenhall. The bitterly cold wind and frequent downpours ... reviewed by Rob Kysela

RIAT 2000 / RAF Cottesmore

RIAT 2000
RAF Cottesmore / UK

For the first time in 25 years the worlds biggest airshow did not take place on its original base at RAF Fairford due to construction working ... reviewed by Rob Kysela

Avalon Airport / Victoria

This year, one of the oldest independent Air Forces in the world, the Royal Australian Air Force ( RAAF), celebrates its 80th anniversary. On ... reviewed by Rob Kysela

JG 71 “R“ / Wittmund AB / Germany

On the 31st of August 1973 the first of two McDonnell Douglas F-4F Phantom II landed at the Luftwaffe airbase in Wittmundhafen. Almost ... reviewed by Rob Kysela

CENTENNIAL of Naval Aviation
NAS North Island / California - USA

United States Naval Aviation can trace it's roots back to two important events that took place over a few months in 1910 and 1911. First, on ... reviewed by Shawn Clish

CFB Trenton / Canada

In June of 2016 Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Trenton hosted the Quinte International Air Show (QIAS) with a theme centred ... reviewed by Shawn Clish

Shuttleworth Collection / Old Warden / UK

The United Kingdom (UK) can claim to have founded the very first independent air force in the world. Before the end of the First ... reviewed by Will Moore & Rob Kysela

Wanaka / New Zealand

While the Central Otago region of New Zealand’s South Island is internationally renown for its beauty and outdoors lifestyle, it is ... reviewed by Rob Hynes

ARMY Forum 2018
Patriot Park / Kubinka - Russia

For the fourth year in a row the Russian armed forces, with industry support, conducted ARMY FORUM 2018 (known simply as ... reviewed by Rob Kysela

Hinterstoisser AB / Zeltweg / Austria

In cooperation with the Austrian broadcasting corporation ORF, several civilian co-organizers and the regional tourist office, the Austrian Air Force ... reviewed by Rob Kysela

MAKS 2019 - Zhukovsky / Moscow

The official opening of the 14th International Aerosalon in Zhukovsky/Moscow Oblast - MAKS took place on 27 August 2019 in the ... reviewed by Rob Kysela

AIR & CAR SHOW - Little Gransden / UK

Sunday 25th August 2019 saw the 27th annual Little Gransden Air and Car Show. Little Gransden is located between Bedford and ... reviewed by Will Moore

AIRSHOW LONDON 2019 - London / Canada

Airshow London was held from September 12-16, 2019 at the London International Airport (CYXU) in Ontario, Canada. From the glory ... reviewed by Shawn Clish

AIADE 2019 - Avalon Airport / Australia

From 26th February to 3rd March the Australian International Aerospace and Defence Exposition (AIADE) and AIRSHOW 2019 ... reviewed by Rob Hynes

Fête Aérienne - La Ferté-Alais / France

The currently much propagated climate change seems not to have arrived yet, at least in the south of Paris (at least not on the ... reviewed by Rob Kysela

RIAT 2019 - RAF Fairford / UK

July in the UK airshow calendar is a busy month with Yeovilton and Duxford both holding major airshows plus numerous smaller ... reviewed by Will Moore

Lockheed Martin F-16C VIPER - © Rob Kysela / CHK6

Air Power 2019 - Zeltweg / Austria

The AIR POWER event of the Austrian Armed Forces has set a very high bar for European air shows with this magnificent ... reviewed by Rob Kysela

Thunder over Michigan / 2003 - 2019

Today, Friday August 28, 2020, I am supposed to be at the Thunder Over Michigan Air Show enjoying the arrivals and practice day ahead of ... reviewed by Shawn Clish

AIRSHOW LONDON 2020 - London / Canada

On September 12th and 13th, 2020, the team at Airshow London accomplished the (almost) impossible. Facing the most uncertain, challenging ... reviewed by Shawn Clish

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