Planes added for Comox Air Show

Several more aircraft have been added to those planning to attend the 2013 Comox Armed Forces Day and Air Show on Aug. 17.

Several more aircraft from the Royal Canadian Air Force have been added to those planning to attend the 2013 Comox Armed Forces Day and Air Show on Aug. 17.

“Squadrons plan their attendance at air shows based on pre-existing training requirements,” said air show director Maj. Dwayne Kerr. “This enables them to conduct exercises, while at the same time being able to demonstrate their skills and capabilities to Canadians around the country.”

Among the RCAF aircraft expected at the Comox Air Show on static display is a CC-177 Globemaster and CC-150 Polaris (Airbus) from 8 Wing Trenton, as well as a CC-138 Twin Otter from 440 Squadron, Yellowknife, a CC-130 Hercules from 435 Squadron Winnipeg and training aircraft such as the CT-156 Harvard II and CT-155 Hawk from 15 Wing Moose Jaw.

Of course, visitors will also see 19 Wing aircraft, as well as a Sea King helicopter from 443 Maritime Helicopter Squadron in Victoria. These aircraft will be on static display as well as in the air, giving visitors a chance to see these amazing machines up close as their crews demonstrate their capabilities.

“While we celebrate 70 years of Canadian Air Force history in Comox, 443 Squadron will be celebrating 50 years of stalwart service of the Sea King helicopter to the Canadian Armed Forces during their time at the Air Show,” said Col. Jim Benninger, 19 Wing commander.

The RCAF component will be joined by several popular civilian acts, including Manfred Radius and his thrilling Salto Gilder, “Super Dave” Mathieson and his high-performance aerobatic MX-2 and the Granley’s with their Yak Duo.

The Air Show’s headline flying demonstrations will be the CF-18 Demonstration Team and the Canadian Armed Forces Snowbirds.

Tickets are now on sale online at www.comoxairshow.ca as well as at Thrifty Foods customer service counters. For those who buy online by July 21, their names will be entered into a draw sponsored by WestJet for two tickets to anywhere the airline flies, up to a value of $1,000 each.

To make this Air Show a reality, it takes the support of organizations and businesses in our community such as Sunwest Auto, Thrifty Foods, Royal Lepage, WestJet, Westerly Hotel, Holiday Inn, Harbour Air, Re/Max, Pacific Coastal Air, The Old House, CTV and the Comox Valley Record.

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

Visitors are reminded to “Ride the Bus to the Comox Air Show!”  BC Transit will provide two artery routes to and from the Air Show. For those who live far from the main bus routes in the Comox Valley, buses will service two ‘park and rides’ at North Island College and the Comox Valley Exhibition Grounds.

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.

— Comox Armed Forces Day and Air Show

 

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