News

Twilight show begins at the Abbotsford International Airshow

As the light begins to fade, the dazzling displays at the Abbotsford International Airshow's twilight show are only beginning.

Crowds have gathered to witness the debut twilight show for the annual event, which runs through to Sunday.

The evening's entertainment is set to feature the pyrotechnical acrobatics of Team Rocket, and Dan Buchanan, while others – like the Jet Schoolbus and the CF-18 Hornet – will put on shows designed for the evening. The night aerobatic display of Matt Younkin's Twin Beech will be illuminated by dozens of external lights.

Team Rocket, which consists of pilots Ken Fowler and Eric Hansen flying planes spouting pyrotechnics into the dark sky, attracted plenty of attention earlier this summer when they gave Vancouver residents a preview of their acrobatic show.

Buchanan's night show also leans heavily on pyrotechnics and fireworks as he pilots his motorized hang glider in the night sky.

The CF-18 Hornet will team with AV8FX for a demonstration and simulated bombing run over the airport.

The fun will return in the daylight tomorrow and Sunday, with gates opening at 9 a.m. and closing at 6 p.m.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Remembering those who have fallen in the line of duty
 
Snow-clearing in Abbotsford costs $55,000 a day
 
Students start volunteering by raising donations for Abbotsford Food Bank
Casting Crowns play to a packed Abbotsford Centre
 
Smart meter holdout fees get interim approval
 
Twisters want $20-million facility
Premier wants municipal pay to be election issue
 
No Canadian visas for Russian, Chinese space reps
 
Canada, U.S., support Hong Kong protesters

Community Events, September 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Sep 26 edition online now. Browse the archives.