The pilots really have to bring their A-game to an inherently dangerous sport, fortunately no incidents so far this year. The accompanying static displays, acrobatics and other class races are all very entertaining. A lot of birds can be caressed, crawled through, pilots chatted up. Last time I went I watched while relaxing in the shade under a A-10 Warthog's 30mm barrel cluster, it is that relaxed and informal. There are F-16 cockpits one can climb into and various simulators hosted by recruters for Air Force and Navy.
I really enjoy air shows. .