Are You Ready For Some Airshow?

By Win Wachsmann. Once again the skies over Abbotsford will thunder with the sounds of antique warbirds as well as Canadian Forces planes.

The ever present Snowbirds and the CF-18 hornet demo highlight this year’s event.

The Smoke and Thunder Jetcar with its 10,000 HP Westinghouse jet engine from Castle, Washington will light up the main runway and show the crowd how fast a “car” can go.

For those whose tastes are toward the quieter elements, the show features the Skyhawks – the Canadian Forces Parachute Team and Manfred Radius in his whispering sailplane that does some amazing maneuvers.
Vintage planes of all shapes and sizes will be on static display.

Abbotsford Airshow.

The actual schedule is as follows:

skyhawksl-111:00 OPENING Skyhawks Flag Jump/Anthems

CF Combined Forces Tac Demo –Griffon, 2x CF-18 Hornet

11:30 Langley Museum of Flight

Smoke-n-Thunder Jet Truck

Extra 300S/ Eagle 580 Aerobatics Demo

12:00 Kent Pietsch – Interstate comedy

Extreme Firebirds 2-ship Demo

harvard12:30 Manfred Radius – Salto Sailplane Aerobatics

Merlin Magic – Spitfire & P-51 Demo

13:00 Kent Pietsch – Trucktop Landing

CF Skyhawks – streamer drop

442 Squadron – SAR Demo

13:30 Rob Holland – MX2 aerobatics

CF Skyhawks

14:00 Greg Colyer – Acemaker T-33 aerobatics

Smoke-n-Thunder Jet Truck

CF-1814:20 Warbird Group

The 4CE – four ship Demo

15:00 CF-18 Hornet Demo

Kent Pietsch – Deadstick Routine

15:30 CF Snowbirds Demonstration Team

Abbotsford Airshow.

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