Abbotsford Airshow’s much-anticipated return begins |

Abbotsford Airshow’s much-anticipated return begins  |

2022-08-05 22:43:02

For the primary time for the reason that pandemic started, the beloved Abbotsford Airshow is again.

Friday marks the sixtieth anniversary of the favored occasion.

“The airshow’s occasion grounds and sights are open (Friday), inviting spectators to wander greater than 300,000 sq. ft of static plane shows, and benefit from the McDonald’s KidsZone journey playground,” airshow employees stated.

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The occasion covers all of the bases, together with “greater than 30 meals vehicles providing every little thing from pageant classics like burgers and mini-donuts to unique cuisines from all over the world.”

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The Canadian Forces Snowbirds received’t be flying on this 12 months’s present after one in all their planes was broken throughout a takeoff earlier this week in Fort St. John.

As a substitute, the U.S. Air Drive Thunderbirds can be amongst this 12 months’s headline performers.

Air Drive pilots can be flying F-16 jets – which might attain greater than 1,100 kilometres an hour – on Saturday and Sunday.

“(F-16 jets) can go as much as Mach 2 however you received’t see that this weekend. We don’t wish to shatter any glass round right here, so as a substitute of breaking the sound barrier, you will notice us go 550 mph,” stated Capt. Kaity Toner, a US Air Drive Thunderbird spokesperson.

“We’ll do loops, we’ll do rolls, and we’ve got just a few sneak passes that I received’t give away. Will probably be loud and it is going to be thrilling.”

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Gates open for the occasion on the Abbotsford Worldwide Airport at 3 p.m. Friday and can shut Sunday night.

Friday night time festivities embody fireworks, a drone lights present and a presentation performed by scorching air balloons.

The Abbotsford Worldwide Airshow is a presentation of world-class navy demonstration groups, civilian aerobatic performers and legendary classic warbirds.

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