Community Charity Airshow
At the Brantford Airport Wednesday August 29, 2018Gates open 11AM – Flying show 2PM to 5PM
Arrive early to avoid traffic! Gates open at 11 AM. Flying show 2 PM — 5 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.
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.
Making Brantford its only airshow appearance this season, the mighty Lancaster is sporting a 2018 temporary scheme of Wing Commander Guy Gibson's aircraft, AJ-G ED932 in honour of the Dambuster's 75th Anniversary. Thousands of Canadian airmen and ground crew served with RCAF and RAF Lancaster squadrons in England during World War II.
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.
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!
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.
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".
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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