A CF-18 Hornet lands on the tarmac during the 2019 Abbotsford International Airshow. Event organizers are uncertain if the 2020 show will occur, but are optimistic. (Patrick Penner photo/Black Press Media files)

A CF-18 Hornet lands on the tarmac during the 2019 Abbotsford International Airshow. Event organizers are uncertain if the 2020 show will occur, but are optimistic. (Patrick Penner photo/Black Press Media files)

Abbotsford: Canada’s largest airshow a huge summer event

Planes of all sorts rip through the skies in stunning displays

Tens of thousands of people attend the annual Abbotsford International Airshow, where planes of all sorts rip through the sky, from massive cargo carriers to ultra-sophisticated fighter jets.

The airshow is the largest in Canada and was started in 1962 by the Abbotsford Flying Club, and in 1989 set a three-day attendance record of more than 300,000 people.

The Abbotsford International Airshow is held each year on the second Friday, Saturday and Sunday in August at Abbotsford International Airport.

Will the show occur in 2020? Organizers say stay tuned as they’re hopeful that the COVID-19 crisis may have abated enough by August for the show to go on.

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The U.S. Airforce’s Thunderbirds perform at the Abbotsford International Airshow. (Black Press Media file photo)

The U.S. Airforce’s Thunderbirds perform at the Abbotsford International Airshow. (Black Press Media file photo)