Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Airshow Week for Southern Alberta

For all aviation enthusiasts and airshow lovers this is your week. On Wednesday July 22nd it is the first annual Airdrie Regional Airshow featuring the Snowbirds, Hawk One F-86 Sabre, CF-18 and more. On Saturday and Sunday, is the Alberta International Airshow in Lethbridge featuring the same line up as Airdrie plus an USAF A-10 and the Mig Fury Fighters, a 3 warbird jet dogfight.

Both airshows will also have very similar static displays except that Lethbridge will be featuring a C-17 Globemaster (last year it gave a flying display, but does not look like it will this year).

I will be attending the Airdrie one, hopefully the turn out is good that it can continue each year. Lethbridge is a great show, having attended the past few years all I can say is bring a hat, an sun umbrella and sun block as it gets scorching hot on the airfield and this year looks to be the same with a forecast high of 28 on Saturday and 29 on Sunday. Airdrie will be the same with a forecast of 31 tomorrow!

The Airdrie show has gates opening at 1pm and the main aerial display starting at 6pm while in Lethbridge the gates open at 9am each day with the show commencing at 12pm.

For more information and to buy tickets you can visit the airshow websites by clicking on the following links:

Airdrie Regional Airshow
Alberta International Airshow

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