AIRSHOW: Getting to school on time

The Indy Boys returns to the Abbotsford International Airshow, running from Aug. 10-12

A jet-powered school bus is among the unique vehicles that the Indy Boys will drive into the Airshow.

A jet-powered school bus is among the unique vehicles that the Indy Boys will drive into the Airshow.

A school bus wouldn’t normally be associated with an air show – unless the space where the kids sit was occupied by a jet engine.

The Indy Boys are back to the Abbotsford International Airshow with a bus that is capable of 610 km/h.

The Indy Boys are all about extreme motorsports. Driver and vehicle designer Paul Stender built his first jet-powered car almost 20 years ago, and since then has created a Humvee capable of almost 600 km/h, a jet beer truck, and an outhouse that goes 110 km/h.

He has been featured in media from television’s Monster Garage to the Ripley’s Believe It or Not books.

He is the top booking act in the jet car business.

Stender is in the process of building a vehicle that will break the land speed record. He is converting a Cold War era Russian fighter jet into a car capable of speeds near 1,300 km/h.

The Indy Boys perform at 2:15 p.m. each day of the air show, running Aug. 10 to 12 at Abbotsford International Airport.

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