Aviation history is front and centre at the 2016 Abbotsford Airshow.

VIDEO: Abbotsford Airshow action roaring this weekend

Amazing things to see and do at annual event, themed Heroes of the Sky

  • Aug. 13, 2016 1:00 p.m.

The Abbotsford International Airshow began last night (Friday) and continues throughout the weekend at Abbotsford Airport.

This year’s show is themed Heroes of the Sky.

Gates are open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, and highlights include performances from the Canadian Forces Snowbirds and Skyhawks; the Breitling Jet Team, the world’s largest professional civilian aerobatics team; the Screamin’ Sasquatch, a 1929 Taperwing Waco; Team Rocket Aerobatics; and much more.

There will also be dozens of static displays and a kids’ zone with inflatable toys, a bouncy castle, a climbing wall and aerospace presentations from Science World.

Among the aircraft on display throughout the show is the Lockheed Martin F-35A joint strike fighter aircraft, making its Canadian debut.

Visit abbotsfordairshow.com to purchase tickets or for more information about the show. Tickets are also available at any Lower Mainland Save-On-Foods location.

Watch abbynews.com and the Abbotsford News’ Facebook and Flickr pages for more coverage from the airshow throughout the weekend.


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