Abbotsford International Airshow

Come on down and celebrate the 52nd annual Abbotsford International Airshow.

  • Jun. 24, 2014 7:00 p.m.

This August, the aviation festival is back and celebrating 52 years as one of the largest airshows in North America.

The show lineup includes military demonstrations by the Canadian Forces, including the CF-18 Hornet, the Snowbirds and an air-to-ground tactical assault demonstration with Griffon helicopters.

Other performances include the Canadian Forces parachute team, the Skyhawks, as well as plenty of explosions and fire with AV8FX Pyrotechnics and The SmokeNThunder jet car that will race the CF-18 Hornet.

For the kids, there is an interactive Kids’ Zone, aviation school kiosks, lots of concession stands, souvenir shops and the chance to meet performers at one of the autograph booths.

Internationally recognized,

a USA Today article lists “Ten Best Airshows around the world” and includes Abbotsford!

Aviation enthusiasts will have another reason to come out to the Abbotsford International Airshow this year as a new segment has been added to the popular annual event – a twilight show on Aug. 8.

According to Jim Reith, AIA president, the evening show will be different than the regular Saturday and Sunday routines and will replace the Friday day-time event.

Reith said the jet schoolbus and Team Rocket will be making an appearance during the evening show, plus Matt Younkin, who brings his Twin Beech 18 to Abbotsford.

The three-day show takes place from Aug. 8-10 at the Abbotsford Airport

(30440 Liberator Ave.).

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