Comox Air Show tickets now available at Canex store at CFB Comox

Tickets for the 2013 Comox Armed Forces Day and Air Show are now available at the Canex retail store located at CFB Comox.

Tickets for the 2013 Comox Armed Forces Day and Air Show are now available at the Canex retail store located at CFB Comox.

In addition to Canex, people can also buy tickets online at www.comoxairshow.ca and at Thrifty Foods. For those who buy online by July 21, they will be entered into a draw for two WestJet tickets to anywhere the airline flies, up to a value of $1,000.

“The box seating tickets along the airfield’s show line have proven to be very popular,” said Maj. Dwayne Kerr, air show director. “In order to meet the demand, we will be adding more than 1000 box seats that will get even more people up close to the action.”

As the number of seats on the ground have been increasing to meet ticket demand, so too has the list of performers and demonstrators who will be in the skies above Comox on Aug. 17. Pete MacLeod will perform in his high-performance Red Bull Edge 540 racing airplane and Dan Buchanan will thrill the audience with his aerobatic hang glider.

Audiences will also be able to witness a Search and Rescue demonstration put on by the crews of 19 Wing’s own 442 Transport and Rescue Squadron, involving a Cormorant helicopter, Buffalo airplane and Search and Rescue Technicians parachuting into a simulated rescue scenario.

Recently, Comox Air Show organizers were excited by the news that one of the RCAF’s newest airplanes, the C-130 “J” model Hercules was expected to join a wide variety of other heavy military aircraft on the static display ramp.

To make this air show a reality, it takes the support of organizations and businesses in our community such as Sunwest Auto and RV Centre, Thrifty Foods, Royal Lepage, WestJet, the Westerly Hotel and Convention Centre, Holiday Inn Express and Suites, Harbour Air Seaplanes, Re/Max Ocean Pacific Realty, Pacific Coastal Air, the Old House Village Hotel and Spa, CTV, Comox Valley Record and 97.3 The Eagle.

The Comox Air Show thanks all sponsors and patrons who have contributed to making this event a success.

BC Ferries is pleased to offer an extra round trip sailing to accommodate traffic returning from the Comox Air Show. A revised sailing schedule is in place for Aug. 17 on the Comox-Powell River route at 10:30 p.m.

Visit www.bcferries.com/bcfservicenotice?id=806275 for more information.

For more information on the 19 Wing Armed Forces Day and Air Show, visit www.comoxairshow.ca or follow it on Facebook at www.facebook.com/comoxairshow.

Users of the Comox Valley Airport between Aug. 16 and 18 are encouraged to check the Comox Valley Airport website at www.comoxairport.com/ for updates and information on how and when to get to the airport.

— Comox Air Show

 

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