With origins dating back to 1920, the biennial Farnborough Air Show set up home in the Hampshire town shortly after the Second World War in 1948.
The event attracts a host of exhibitors from around the world and is a key date in the aviation calendar.
Doubling as an important trade fair together with a chance for the public to see the best in air displays, this year Shaun Ormrod, the air show chief executive, revealed trade orders of "more than $200bn".
In 1952 the show experienced a sobering tragedy, when a DH 110 jet fighter plummeted into the crowd, killing 29 spectators and two crew.
Yet there have been many triumphs. For example, in 1962 the Black Arrows performed a 22-plane formation loop, which remains a record to this day.