Community Charity Airshow
At the Brantford Airport Wednesday August 29, 2018Gates open 11AM –
FLYING SHOW NOW STARTS AT 1 PM
Arrive early to avoid traffic! Gates open at 11 AM. UPDATED - FLYING SHOW NOW STARTS AT 1 PM.
The 2018 CF-18 Hornet commemorates the 60 years of the North American Aerospace Defense Command. 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. Not landing at Brantford due to runway length.
The Boeing B-29 Superfortress is a four engine propeller driven heavy bomber flown primarily by the United States during World War II and the Korean War. It is most well known for carrying out the atomic bomb attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Only two B-29s remain flying today. Nicknamed FIFI, the B-29 makes its only Canadian airshow appearance in 2018 at Brantford. Not landing at Brantford due to runway length.
Making Brantford its only airshow appearance this season, the mighty Lancaster is sporting a 2018 temporary scheme to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Dambusters. The Lancaster is re-marked as AJ-B, ED864 as a fitting tribute and to honour two Hamilton crew members, Frank Garbas and Albert Garshowitz, whose sacrifice contributed to the Allied victory. Not landing at Brantford due to operational limitations.
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.
Bone Shaker debuts in 2018 with the BIGGEST jet engine that the NHRA will allow — a J79 GE with 18,000 horse power and 12,000 pounds of thrust! Intense!! Easily capable of reaching speeds well over 300 mph!
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 Vampire made its first flight in September 1943. A total of 85 Vampire fighters served with the Royal Canadian Air Force. Because of the pace of jet aircraft development at that time, the Vampire became obsolete as a front line fighter during 1951 and was soon replaced by the F-86 Sabre.
Canadian aerobatic pilot Trevor Rafferty performs his unique aerobatic act in his custom built "Rafferty Javelin".
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 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".
Mike's day job is flying the Airbus 320 for Canada’s largest airline. When he’s not at work, he is usually found tinkering on his Giles 202, managing upcoming events, working on engineering projects, or taking some time outdoors for a quick break.
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 29, 2018
Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum
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