We analyze and describe the evolution of the Poynting vector and angular momentum of the Airy beam as it
propagates through space. A numerical approach is used to show the Poynting vector follows the tangent line
of the direction of propagation. A similar approach is used to show that while the total angular momentum of
the Airy beam is zero, the angular momentum of the main intensity peak and the Airy tail are non-zero. These
beams have promise for applications in imaging and spectroscopy where a sample might interact with a changing
momentum and spatially varying angular momentum.