Community Charity Airshow
At the Brantford Airport Wednesday August 30, 2017Gates open 11AM – Flying show 2PM to 5PM
Arrive early to avoid traffic! Gates open at 11 AM. Flying show 2 PM — 5 PM.
Captain Matthew Kutryk is the pilot for the 2017 CF-18 Demo flying his specially painted CF-18 Hornet commemorating Canada's 150th Anniversary of Confederation. As the Royal Canadian Air Force’s frontline multi-role fighter, the modernized CF-18 is used for air defence, air superiority, tactical support, training, aerobatic demonstration and aerospace testing and evaluation. Its twin engines generate enough thrust to lift 24 full-size pick-up trucks off the ground.
Making Brantford its only airshow appearance this season and with a rare solo performance, the mighty Lancaster is sporting a 2017 temporary scheme as KB700, the “Ruhr Express” – Canada’s first built Lancaster. Thousands of Canadian airmen and ground crew served with RCAF and RAF Lancaster squadrons in England during World War II. UPDATE - August 28 - Unfortunately the Lancaster will not appear as it is still waiting for parts to complete a mechanical repair.
Formed in 1967, the team continue to perform thrilling aerobatic shows and breathtaking fly pasts in their CT-114 Tutor jet. The Snowbirds are honoured to uphold their proud legacy to inspire all Canadians by showcasing the skill, professionalism, and teamwork of the men and women of the Canadian Armed Forces.
B-25s took part in one of the most famous actions of World War II taking off from the deck of the aircraft carrier USS Hornet, 800 miles off the coast of Japan and bombed Tokyo. The Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum’s B-25 is displayed in the markings of a Royal Air Force aircraft which fought over North West Europe during 1944-45 and is dedicated to the Canadians who flew with that squadron.
Members of the Hamilton Sport Parachute Club are hand picked from the best and most qualified skydivers in the area. Jumping from the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum’s DC-3 Dakota.
The Silver Star is more often referred to as the T-33 or T-Bird. The Silver Star has a long and distinguished history with the Canadian Forces and was destined to become one of the most versatile jet aircraft in Canadian skies.
Honouring the pilots who served with gallantry and distinction during World War I. Their aerial demonstrations inspire a passion for early aviation and an appreciation of the heroic role Canadians played at this pivotal time in our history.
Only 146 BAC Strikemaster aircraft were built so this is an incredible opportunity to see this rare jet up close. This British built, light attack jet with a top speed of 774 km/hr, is extremely agile and has outstanding capabilities. The Strikemaster is locally owned and operated by Danny Richer.
Canadian aerobatic pilot Trevor Rafferty performs his unique aerobatic act in his custom built "Rafferty Javelin".
Cansos served with eleven RCAF Squadrons in World War II. They operated from both coasts and were employed in coastal patrols, convoy protection and submarine hunting.
The Museum’s DC-3 was built in June 1939 for Eastern Airlines, where it flew for over 13 years. It is now displayed in the markings of RCAF No. 435 and 436 Squadrons, which operated in Burma during 1944-45 and whose slogan was "Canucks Unlimited".
T-28s were used by the United States Air Force and United States Navy beginning in the 1950s as a trainer. It was also employed as a counter-insurgency aircraft during the Vietnam War. It continued in civilian use as an aerobatics and warbird performer.
The Yak-50 is a Russian-built aircraft best known for its handling. It has been flown to World Aerobatic Championships and has been used by the Russian national aerobatic team. The one Price bought is the first of its kind to be built. Flying straight and level flying isn’t 75 year old Gord Price's thing.
NOTE: Aircraft participation is subject to change due to weather, maintenance and operational requirements.
The Community Charity Airshow is the new name for the former Rotary Charity Airshow at Brantford Airport. Beginning in 1999, the community of Brantford and surrounding areas were first introduced to an Airshow courtesy of the Canadian Forces Snowbirds. Since then, the community has embraced the tradition of an Airshow the Wednesday prior to Labour Day as a family friendly summer activity for the whole family. The event has grown in size and proudly showcases military and civilian performers. The widely popular event raises funds for local charities - the Rotary Club of Brantford and Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum - while entertaining spectators and showcasing the thrill of aviation.
At the Brantford Airport Wednesday August 30, 2017
Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum
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