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Friday, June 27, 2014

The 6th annual Waterloo Air Show welcomes new acts and returning favourites 

Photo by: Military Mom
Snowbirds and CF-18 fighter jet share the stage with Jet School Bus and WWII B-17 bomber  Guests can fly in a WWII B-17 bomber! 

 June 28 & 29, 2014 

TIME: Gates open 10am - 5pm. Air Show begins at 1pm. 
WHERE: Region of Waterloo International Airport, 4881 Fountain Street North, Breslau 

Are you ready Kitchener Waterloo and surrounding areas??? Be prepared to look to the skies as the ground starts to rumble and the jets start to roar down the runways at the 6th Annual Waterloo Region Airshow! Come on out and enjoy a spectacular show and speak to the pilots, veterans and military personnel on site! 

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Kick-start your summer by experiencing amazing aerial displays at the 2014 Waterloo Air Show. Aviation is 
showcased both in the air and on the ground. Returning favourites will include spectacular displays by the Canadian Forces Snowbirds, Canada’s CF-18 fighter jet demonstration, daring aerobatics, warbirds and more. 

Four new acts will be in Waterloo Region this year: 
• Jet School Bus -- a 367 mph school bus may be impractical for getting the kids to school but they're going to love the roar and flames as the Indy Boys take to the runway 
• B-17 bombers – not one, but two historical WWII B-17 bombers will be in Waterloo this year. Last year did see one B-17 in Waterloo but it was on ground display. This year, one will fly. And incredibly, both B-17 Yankee Lady & B-17 Sentimental Journey will be offering rides for $450 U.S. With 12,000 B-17s built, they became one of the most important aircraft of WWII. 
• Lucas Oil Skydivers -- Look way up and marvel at these 3 talented skydivers as they ride the winds using their highly maneuverable parachutes. 
• Mike Tryggvason – hard work comes easy to this son of Canadian astronaut Bjarni Tryggvason; 

Acts rounding out the 2014 Waterloo Air Show line-up include: 

• Canadian Forces Snowbirds - with their awe-inspiring 9-plane aerobatic formations 
• Canadian Forces CF-18 demonstration jet - Canada's fighter jet 
• L-29 - flown by air show co-producer Richard Cooper 
• Kent Pietsch & his yellow Jelly Belly plane - veteran U.S. aerobatic performer with 3 separate acts 
• Mike Wiskus, aerobatics - a former U.S. aerobatic champ, Mike’s performance is incredible! 
• Gord Price - a 71-year-old aerobatic pilot from Thornbury flying a YAK 50, Serial #1 
• T-33 Silver Star - the ‘Mako Shark’ from the Jet Aircraft Museum in London 
• Harvard Formation Team - 4 planes from the Canadian Harvard Aircraft Assoc. in Tillsonburg 
• Wayne Hadath - a Kitchener resident who races his home-built F1-Rocket 
• Danny Richer - Brantford resident flying his Strikemaster 
• Pyro - lots of smoke and flame -- kaboom! 
(all acts are subject to change due to operational duties and mechanical difficulties) 

A Static Display (aircraft parked on the tarmac all weekend) will offer this year’s guests additional opportunities to see aircraft up close, take photos and speak to the pilots. Most significantly are a number of WWII and post-WWII aircraft including a B-17 (offering rides), TBM Avenger, AC-47 Spooky, C-46 Commando, C-123 Provider and a B-25 Mitchell. 

This two-day family event will also offer additional entertainment and activities including an Autograph Tent, displays, vendors, a kids amusement area, Food Truck Alley and licensed areas. 
Bring your chairs and cameras out to the Region of Waterloo International Airport and let your wings soar! 

DATE: Saturday, June 28 & Sunday, June 29 
TIME: Gates open 10am - 5pm. Air Show begins at 1pm. 
WHERE: Region of Waterloo International Airport, 4881 Fountain Street North, Breslau 
COST: General Admission $30 (buy online and save) 

 Children 5-12 $15 (buy online and save) 
 Seniors (65+) $17 (buy online and save) 
Family Pass $80 (NEW this year) 
 Children under 5 FREE 
 Veterans: FREE (with proper ID) (escorts pay admission) 
 Sky Chalet Tent: $170 (Air Show Insiders get a reduced rate of $125) 
(advanced online sales only; limited tickets) 
Includes 1 onsite parking, VIP tent with tables and chairs, catered lunch, 2 alcohol tickets and cash bar, centre stage viewing, 2014/15 calendar, performer autographs. 

TICKETS: Tickets available at www.waterlooairshow.com or at the gate. 
PARKING: $5 off-site parking; shuttle buses to airport grounds. 
MORE INFO: www.waterlooairshow.com 
 info@waterlooairshow.com 
 519-341-474

The Waterloo Air Show is made possible by one staff member and hundreds of dedicated volunteers

Thursday, June 26, 2014


WWII B-17 Flying Fortress “Sentimental Journey”
coming to Waterloo

“To Honor All Veterans, Past and Present”

One of the last flying WWII B-17 bombers, “Sentimental Journey,” will be available for cockpit tours and public flights at the Region of Waterloo International Airport, June 28th  June 29th, 2014.

Mesa, Arizona -- The Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress was the primary bomber used by the American Air Force against Nazi Germany. Of the 12,731 B-17s originally built, less than ten remain in flying condition and only a very few fly regularly.  922 B-17s were lost in combat over Europe, with a loss of nearly 10,000 airmen.  The US 8th Air Force suffered the majority of these losses. Sentimental Journey proudly displays the markings of the 457th Bomb Group in their remembrance. Nose art of the Sentimental Journey features Betty Grable, the number-one pin-up girl of the World War II era. The aircraft is named after a song made popular by Doris Day in 1945.

Airplane enthusiasts, veterans, children and history buffs will love seeing this famous WWII aircraft. Sentimental Journey is maintained and operated as a flying museum and veterans’ memorial by the all-volunteer non-profit U.S.-based Commemorative Air Force. Built during 1943, this heavy bomber has been continuously flown, performing missions from military reconnaissance to drone "mother ship" during nuclear testing, as well as firefighting, before being retired. It was donated to the Arizona Wing in 1978, restored to full military specification, and has been touring North America since the early 1980s. 

A thrilling flight inside this historic warbird starts at $425.00 per person. For flight reservations, the public can call 587-338-8817 or email b17rc@azcaf.org. Cockpit tours are only $5; ground viewing and photo opportunities are free to the visiting public from 9am - 5pm each day. 

The Sentimental Journey is operated by the Arizona Airbase of the Commemorative Air Force located at Falcon Field in Mesa, Arizona. Organized in 1978, the CAF’s mission is to restore and preserve historically important aircraft and related memorabilia in order to educate the public about the significant contributions made by men and women in the defense of our nation.


Thursday, June 13, 2013

"War At Home"

This song "War at Home" was written and dedicated by Josh Groban to our wounded soldiers. Thank you Mr. Groban for remembering our wounded.
http://youtu.be/lHvtktd6FY0?t=1m29s


Friday, June 07, 2013

Waterloo Air Show 2013

Pulling up close to the airport, I quickly noticed the organization and hard work put into preparing for this big event. Buses shuffled into position to shuttle people from their automobiles to the airfield. While on the bus, children sat behind me with their parents. I asked them what they were going to see? One quickly piped up "Airplanes!" His sibling interjected, "Dusty!" The conversation continued with them "I'm going to see Army!" Pulling up to the airfield their eyes opened wide as I could imagine the same as on Christmas morning.
The Static Display- "Wow"... and that was my exclamation. Before us on the tarmac sat a CC-130J Hercules. Walking into the shadows of the Hercules, I started reflecting on the purposes of this plane: It carries equipment, food for the soldiers.. and the many care packages sent by families. And then there were return flights home, repatriations. I stood at the foot of the ramp. A sadness quickly befell me as I looked up. I put one foot on the ramp and it was a strange feeling overcame me...I can't explain it. Faces of our fallen flashed before me, their families, their comrades walking up the ramp, saying goodbye, hearts tearing inside, yet trying to maintain composure. I turned back walked to the side and touched the body of the plane and saw the maple leaf - pride.
Deep breath - I continued up the alley. This was a great opportunity to meet up with and learn about aircraft from different parts of the world and speak with people, soldiers who eloquently and passionately spoke of the aircraft or vehicles they brought to the show. The Engineers' blue and red flag proudly fluttered in the wind above their display. In the tent were displays of IED's /  mines and equipment they use to find and destroy them. The RCA stood before a diverse display of artillery prepared to answer any questions.  Children eagerly opened doors of vehicles, shyly talked to soldiers... "army".   Walking along, there was so much to see. I thought I would run out of time! Helicopter rides by the Great Lakes Helicopter team, A B25 (which was featured in beginning of the movie Tora Tora Tora) called the Yankee Warrior.
It was built in 1945. They crew flew to the show in this. "There is heat in the cockpit area, but it got real cold out back during our flight." It along with the Yankee Lady are housed at the Yankee War Museum . "Come on down and see us!" There were many rides and amusements for the children. For the airshow, earplugs were being provided for the children no charge. (This is something that is usually I have found to be overlooked) A gentleman was walking around talking to the parents and directing them where to get protection for them.
The wafts of Food Truck delicacies filled the air. mmm...I stopped for an apple fritter and continued on to watch the show. The American Anthem was played in honour for all our visitors. Then the Canadian Anthem (Hockey Night in Canada theme song at first -and that was the beginning of the smiles)  

Richard Cooper, Waterloo Air Show Co-Producer started the show easily grabbing everyone's attention.in his Czechoslovakian L29 DelphinThe Czech designed and produced Aero L-29 Delphin (translating to "Dolphin"; NATO designation of "Maya") series was a highly utilized Cold War jet trainer aircraft for the Soviet Union and its satellite states. The twin-seat aircraft was capable of speeds over 400 miles per hour and a ceiling of over 36,000 feet.

Soon to follow were the aerobatics of  71 year old Gord Price flying his Russian Yak 50 (serial #1).

 The Yak 50 was built in 1972 at the Yakovlev Design Bureau in Moscow. Inscripted on his plane reads "The Dam Pub"  named after their Scottish Whiskey Pub in Thornbury, ON. His dream was always to fly. He flew many difficult manoeuvers this weekend from inverted flying to spins and when finished, descended down the ramp, climbed on his plane and refuelled it himself. I told him I wanted his energy!

The MAKO SHARK is one of the best known T33s in North America and it rounded the runway next. Bearing its menacing teeth and all.

 The T-33 is one of the most successful jet trainers of all time. When Canada decided to move to jet trainers Lockheed won the competition and Canadair awarded the contract to build the aircraft under license. The RCAF gave the T-33 the name Silver Star in honour of the first Canadian airplane, the Silver Dart. Read more

F1 Rocket Sport Wing Homebuilt Racing Aircraft (Little Bit) Wayne Hadath of Kitchener, flew his homebuilt F-1 Rocket Airplane. The top speed is approx. 275 mph. The Harmon F1 is well known for its unbelievable speed.  The video below takes you on a flight with Mr. Hadath and the "Little Bit"

 

CF-18 Hornet Demonstration Team's presence was one not very easily overlooked! Standing on the runway, I was quick to notice the large afterburners up to the nose reaching towards the sky.The team was very welcoming and polite, quickly offering to take my camera and take pics themselves (of me!) Soon, I took back my camera and took a picture a couple of the team.
Shown starting top left/clockwise: Captain Patrick Pollen waves as he taxis down the runway. Staring at the afterburners. F18 Hornet lifts off to the skies. Firefight demonstration (happy they're on our side). MCpl Theriault and MCpl Doucet stand before the F18.                                                                                                        Photos by M.M.

 This year, the CF-18's Demo Team's theme is  "The Common Thread" that ties Canadians of all backgrounds together. To embody this theme, this year's Demo Hornet displayed tail and dorsal art representing the diversity of our country that is united by "The Common Thread" . Canadians alike embrace peace, freedom and equality, and the Canadian Armed Forces makes it a priority to defend these values. Every day, airmen and air women conduct aerial sovereignty, reconnaissance and surveillance patrols, carry out search and rescue operations, and defend North American airspace through NORAD. From the vast Arctic reaches to the homeland that lies between Canada's coasts, the Royal Canadian Air Force is proud to be part of defending "The Common Thread" of this great nation. Top speed: 1814 km/hr. Mach 1.8

As the F18 was landing, the noise of the Canadian Forces Griffon was heard approaching.  

Visiting from Borden, the Griffon can carry up to 13 people (two pilots, a flight engineer and 10 passengers) and has a maximum gross weight of nearly 5400 kilograms. The Griffon can reach speeds up to 260 kilometres per hour. It is also used at home and abroad for search and rescue (SAR) missions, surveillance and reconnaissance, casualty evacuation and counter-drug operations. The helicopter has also played a key role in many national and international humanitarian relief operations, including those for Manitoba’s Red River flood in 1997 (Operation Assistance) and in 2011 (Op Forge); Eastern Canada’s ice storm in 1998 (Operation Recuperation); and the United Nations effort to stabilize Haiti in 2004 (Operation Halo) and again in response to the catastrophic earthquake that struck Port-aux-Prince in January 2010 (Op Hestia). The CH‑146 Griffon helicopters deployed on Operation Jaguar in 2011 as Canada’s contribution of military aviation and search-and-rescue capability to support the Jamaica Defence Force.
When it joined Joint Task Force Afghanistan Air Wing, deployed on Operation Athena, the Griffon utility tactical transport helicopter helped reduce the risk of exposing personnel to ambushes, land mines and improvised explosive devices by providing increased protection to movement of troops by transport helicopter and road convoys.

To Be Continued..... Under construction

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

D Day Vigil 2013


D Day Vigil 2013

on

June 6th, 2013

at 1300 (1:00 p.m.)

on

Parliament Hill, Ottawa

  
“It’s an abject betrayal by the government of Canada and that’s all there is to it.” Major Mark Campbell, Afghanistan, double amputee amongst other serious injuries.
This is what happens when elected representatives fail to fulfill the Sacred Obligation they bear for those they send to war.
 
On June 6th, between 13-1345, veterans and politicians will gather on the steps of Parliament Hill where the disparities of respect between the valiant who fought at Juno Beach and courageous Canadians who fought in the Panjawaii Valley and the obligation that WE, we as Canadians, have to those who stand on guard for thee.
 
Join with many voices, one message - restore the Sacred Obligation, veterans will prevail and the spirit of this nation, a spirit forged in blood, courage, great sacrifice at Juno Beach, will be accorded to those who have sacrificed so much in Canada's name, in Kabul, Khandahar and the blood stained Panjawaii Valley.
 

Canadian blood. Canadian Sacrifice Lest we Forget.
 

The CVA will be supporting Col Ret Pat Stogran's Singing for Change event at Darcy McGee's later that evening. Funds raised will be dedicated to Wounded Warriors.


































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































 

Thursday, May 30, 2013

The Pilots are Here!

The tents are up, the lawn is being cut, the Snowbird Jets are lined up and ready to go for the Waterloo Regional Airshow this weekend!

Snowbirds reflected in the Air Traffic Control Tower at Waterloo Reg. Airport
Photo by: mm
Grass is being cut adjacent to runways
 
Snow Birds Lined Up and Ready to Fly!  Photo By: mm
 
Waterloo Air Show & Canadian Aviation Expo
 June 1st & 2nd, 2013
Gates open 10 am - 5 pm. The Air Show starts at 1:00 pm

The line up is growing!

The 2013 CF-18 Demo Team is pleased to announce this year's theme: "The Common Thread" Canada’s rich diversity is among its greatest strengths. In 2013, the team celebrates “The Common Thread” that ties Canadians of all backgrounds together. Despite our differences, Canadians alike embrace peace, freedom and equality, and your Canadian Armed Forces makes it a priority to defend these values. Every day, airmen and air women conduct aerial sovereignty, reconnaissance and surveillance patrols, carry out search and rescue operations, and defend North American airspace through NORAD. From our vast Arctic reaches to the homeland that lies between our coasts, the Royal Canadian Air Force is proud to be part of defending the “The Common Thread” of this great nation. To embody this theme, this year’s Demo Hornet will display tail and dorsal art representing the diversity of our country that is united by “The Common Thread”. The artwork was created by veteran graphic design director Jim Belliveau of 410 Squadron at Cold Lake, Alberta, who is celebrating his 20th year as the CF-18 Demo Team design director. The CF-18 Demo Team looks forward to honouring Canadians who share “The Common Thread” and representing all Canadian Forces personnel – soldiers, sailors, airmen and airwomen alike - during the 2013 air show season.

RCAF CC-130J "Hercules" transport aircraft will be on static display during this year's show on June 1st and 2nd at the Region of Waterloo International Airport.
The Hercules has been a part of Canada's strategic airlift fleet since 1960.  The "J" model is the newest and, essentially, a completely new aircraft.   The new "Hercs" fly faster, higher and farther, and they carry heavier loads while burning less fuel. They can use shorter landing and take-off fields and their climb time is reduced by up to 50 per cent compared to the older models. They deliver cutting edge technology to provide the Canadian Forces with a modern, cost-effective, operationally-proven tactical airlift capability.
Not only is the new Hercules a more capable aircraft, it also requires fewer crew members than the older Hercules; it flies with a minimum crew of three – two pilots and a loadmaster – compared to five on the older Hercules.
UPDATE: What's better than one Hercules?  2 Hercules will be on display. The J and an older H model. Don' miss your chance to tour the aircraft, inside and out.
Discount admission tickets are available on-line.  Go to WATERLOOAIRSHOW.COM for details


DUSTY -- the main character from Disney's new
summer movie "Planes" has been added to our list of acts!
 
His only Canadian appearance!
 
On August 9th, Disney will be releasing "Planes", an action-packed 3D animated comedy adventure featuring Dusty, a plane with dreams of competing as a high-flying air racer. "Planes",  following the popularity of "Cars" in 2006, captures the thrill and excitement that flying has to offer.

Dusty, the main character, will be performing at the Waterloo Air Show, June 1 & 2. Dusty will come to life with the help of a Texas-based Air Tractor AT-301 and a customized paint scheme. Fittingly, Air Tractors are used for agricultural purposes.

"Disney's Planes" is a great underdog story. Dusty is a crop duster who's never flown above 1,000 feet, but he dreams of being the fastest air racer in the world.  He has a lot of obstacles to overcome and needs to dig pretty deep to find the courage to become more than he was built for. A wonderfully inspirational story for kids of all ages.

Discount advance tickets can be purchased at WATERLOOAIRSHOW.COM

KIDS - Ever want to make the perfect paper airplane? Click here

Canadian Harvard Aircraft

The all-volunteer Canadian Harvard Aircraft Association was born in 1985 at a small grass airstrip in Woodstock, Ontario, from the dreams of a handful of Harvard lovers who were determined to keep the legend of the Harvard alive. The Mission of the organization is to acquire, preserve, restore, maintain, display and demonstrate the Harvard and all other aircraft associated with the Royal Canadian Air Force.

Jet Aircraft Museum T-33 "Mako Shark"

The Mako Shark returns to provide an aerial demonstration of the T-33 Silver Star jet trainer.
The Jet Aircraft Museum, headquartered nearby in London is dedicated to preserving and flying vintage jets.

 
 

Canadian Harvard Aircraft Association

The all-volunteer Canadian Harvard Aircraft Association was born in 1985 at a small grass airstrip in Woodstock, Ontario, from the dreams of a handful of Harvard lovers who were determined to keep the legend of the Harvard alive. The Mission of the organization is to acquire, preserve, restore, maintain, display and demonstrate the Harvard and all other aircraft associated with the Royal Canadian Air Force.

Canadian Forces Snowbirds

We are very pleased that the Canadian Forces Snowbirds will return to Waterloo during their 2013 season. Their incredible 9-plane aerial aerobatics will dazzle audiences of all ages. Stick around for autographs after their show!

PHOTOGRAPHY 101   

Every Want to Take that Perfect Picture at an Airshow? At the Waterloo Airport, come visit the "Locked on Photography" booth for a 10 minute tutorial!
lockonphoto

Locked On Photography and The Waterloo Air Show Present

Air Show Photography 101

 
A series of mini workshops being held during the Waterloo Air Show that focus on how you can catch the perfect shot of your favourite air show performers.

The 10 minute Workshops run every ½ hour at the Locked On Photography booth starting at 10:30 until 12:30

Topics Include:
-        Don’t Just Stand There!: Hot Spots To Shoot
-        Tips for Shooting Static Aircraft
-        Perfect Equipment On a Budget
-        Post Processing: Where The Fun Begins
-        The World Beyond “Auto Mode”
-        Clean Up The Mess: The Magic of Cloning Tools

Drop by the booth to see the schedule of workshops throughout the day that will be running until the performers start.
Vist Locked On Photography
Remember to get your advance tickets at WATERLOOAIRSHOW.COM

Meet the Pilot


On Friday morning at 10:30 before the show takes off you can get meet the pilot, Captain Patrick "Flocho" Pollen at THEMUSEUM in Kitchener. Learn first hand what's it like to fly a CF-18 Hornet from one of the best in the business.  Flocho will also talk about the theme of this year's CF-18 Demonstration Team "The Common Thread"
More information HERE .
Don't forget to purchase your discounted Air Show tickets at WATERLOOAIRSHOW.COM

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Largest Military Parade Ever Organized

Commemoration of the Battle of YorkThis Saturday, April 27th,  Toronto will be holding the largest military parade ever organized. They will be honoring all those who died in the Battle of York and all those who have died in the 200 years since. Many of our soldiers based in our area will be in attendance and participating in the parade. There will be many events and activities held throughout the day. I have posted details below about the parade and the link to activities and events follow.


Military Parade and Colour Presentation
Presentation of A New Colour to the Royal Canadian Regiment 10 am. - Legislative Assembly, Queen's Park

Military Parade -  11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Begins at Legislative Assembly and ends at Fort York
In one of the largest military parades ever organized in Toronto, the Canadian Forces will honour all of those who died on our soil at the Battle of York on April 27, 1813 and the 200 years of military presence in Toronto since the war. More than 1,000 sailors and soldiers from the Royal Canadian Navy and the Canadian Army will march from Queen's Park down University Avenue and across Richmond Street, south on Portland Street past the War of 1812 monument and then on to the Fort York Armoury. The parade will include 13 marching bands, and a flourish of colourful ceremonial uniforms and Regimental Colours.
 
For all other activities and ceremonies planned: CLICK HERE

Thursday, April 18, 2013

5th Annual Waterloo Air Show 2013

5th Annual Waterloo Air Show
 
Tickets on Sale NOW online
 
Photo by: M.M.

DATE: Saturday, June 1 and Sunday, June 2

TIME: Gates open 10am - 5pm (9am for Air Show Insiders and pilots). Air Show begins at 1pm.

WHERE: Region of Waterloo International Airport,

4881 Fountain St N, Breslau

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GATE COSTS:     
General Admission                          $25 (buy online and save)
Children 5-12                                     $10 (buy online and save)
Seniors (65+)                                     $15 (buy online and save)
Children under 5                                FREE
Veterans:                                            FREE (with proper ID) (escorts pay admission)
                               
VIP Sky Chalet Tent:       $150 (Air Show Insiders: $125) (advanced online sales only; limited tickets)
Includes: 1 onsite parking, VIP tent with tables and chairs, catered lunch, 2 alcohol tickets and cash bar, centre stage viewing, 2014 calendar, performer autographs.
 
PARKING: Options available: FREE (with a walk) and PAID (off-site with shuttle service)
 
 
New this year: the Canadian Aviation Expo joins us air show weekend
 
New acts: incredible wing walking and a flame-billowing jet car




 

Returning favourites: Snowbirds and CF-18 Demonstration jet

 
Tickets go on sale Friday, April 19
 


This year’s Waterloo Air Show is bigger and better than ever with new acts, a bigger static display, Food Truck Alley and the inclusion of the Canadian Aviation Expo, Canada’s premier aviation expo and trade show.
 
The Canadian Aviation Expo
 
The Waterloo Air Show is excited to announce it is teaming up with the Canadian Aviation Expo this year, meaning two events are coming together at one location.
 
The annual Canadian Aviation Expo is Canada’s premier aviation expo and trade show.  Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, the Expo features many displays and vendors catering to the aviation world. Guests can explore a huge selection of aviation products and new aircraft. Plus the Expo offers a ‘Fly-In’ which may see upwards of 200 small, private aircraft ‘flying in’ for the day.
 
While the air show’s primary audience is families, the Expo’s primary target is pilots and people in the aviation/aerospace industries. Together, the two events cater nicely to a wide range of audiences.
 
 
In the past, the Expo has taken place in various locations in the Greater Toronto Area including Downsview Park in Toronto, Oshawa airport and most recently Hamilton airport.
 
The Air Show
This year’s line up of acts has returning favourites and exciting new additions. Headlining the show will once again be the Canadian Forces Snowbirds, and also from the Canadian Forces will be this year’s painted CF-18 Demonstration jet, representing the 2013 season’s theme: The Common Thread.
 
Airshow Line Up: 
  • The Canadian Snowbirds - 9 plane aerobatic formations
  • CF-18 Demonstration Jet- Canada's frontline fighter jet -2013 Theme: The Common Thread
  • Jane Wicker Wing Walking
  • Smoke-N-Thunder Jet Car Demo
  • Gord Price - Russian Yak 50 (serial number 01)
  • T-33 Silver Star "Mako Shark"
  • Canadian Harvard Aircraft Association 4 Plane formation team
  • F1 Rocket - Wayne Hadath
  • Rick Volker - U.S. aerobatic performer pulling up to 11G's
  • L29 Delfin -owned and flown by Waterloo Air Show Co-producer Richard Cooper
  •           Pyro- Kaboom! Catch the Wall of Fire as the CF-18 fighter jet speeds past
The Static Display
This year’s static display will be bigger than ever as the Waterloo Air Show arranges for aircraft to fill the tarmac for people to see up close, take photos and speak to the pilots and crew. These are aircraft parked all weekend, and are in addition to the aircraft flying in the show.
 
From the Royal Canadian Air Force we are expecting Harvard II and Hawk training aircraft from Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan; a Griffon helicopter from base Borden; and a Dash-8 “Gonzo” navigational trainer from Winnipeg.
 
Additional static includes a historic array of World War Two-era bomber and transports from American air museums, such as the B-17 Flying Fortress (heavy bomber), B-25 Mitchell (medium bomber), TBM Avenger (carrier-based torpedo bomber), C-123 Provider (military cargo/transport airlift), Douglas AC-47 ‘Spooky’ (ground support; military version of DC3), and a C-46 Curtiss Commando ‘Tinker Belle’(transport; only one not owned by Ice Pilots). There will also be a twin-engine Beech 18 and an Albatross, an amphibious aircraft currently used for search & rescue.

Additional Fun
This two-day family event will offer additional entertainment and activities including displays, vendors, a kid’s amusement area, an Autograph Tent, and licensed areas.
 
Bring your chairs and cameras out to the Region of Waterloo International Airport
 and let your wings soar!

519-341-4742        
 
AVIATION EXPO INFO:      
                                                                                            
                                                                                                     
  1-866-309-9537