I know this is a bit later. if you are still interested in aviation photography, there is no need to wait for an airshow. Just stop by your local airport and I am sure there will be many willing airmen/women to help you find a subject to take a photo of. Best of luck to you.
Oh, this is gorgeous. This is definitely proof that a powerful image of a powerful machine can be artistic, and not be displayed as forensic evidence. The sillhouette of the plane against that sky is the home run here. Even if you hadn't provided the information on the type of aircraft in the shot, I would have immediately recognized it by the way you chose to frame it. It's unmistakeable. Excellent image, Buzz!