Community Charity Airshow At the Brantford Airport
Wednesday August 28, 2019
Gates open 10 am – Flying Show Starts 12:30 pm

CF-18 Demonstration Team

CF-18 Demonstration Team — Royal Canadian Air Force

The 2019 CF-18 Hornet celebrates the RCAF’s pathway to the stars and the 70th Anniversary of NATO. 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.

Avro Lancaster

Avro Lancaster — Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum

Probably the most famous Allied bomber of the Second World War, the Avro Lancaster had impressive flying characteristics and operational performance. Thousands of Canadian airmen and ground crew served with RCAF and RAF Lancaster squadrons in England, during the war. The Museum's Lancaster is one of only two in flying condition.

Canadian Forces Snowbirds

Canadian Forces Snowbirds — Royal Canadian Air Force

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.

North American B-25 Mitchell

North American B-25 Mitchell — Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum

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.

Canadian Harvard Aerobatic Team

Canadian Harvard Aerobatic Team

To not only see yellow Harvards against a blue sky billowing light smoke, but hear and feel their pulse is an incredible experience shared with air show spectators. The combination of subsonic, transonic and supersonic sections of the prop release a roar that is the music of the Harvard.

PBY Canso

PBY Canso — Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum

The successful PBY line of flying boats was designed in 1933, in Buffalo, NY. PBY 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.

Hamilton Sport Parachute Club

Hamilton Sport Parachute Club

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 Douglas C-47 Dakota (DC-3 pictured).

Pitts Special — Brent Handy

Pitts Special X 2 — Brent Handy

Brent is an unrestricted, surface-rated aerobatic pilot. His air show journey began in 2012 when he flew in the opposing solo position for the Canadian Forces Snowbirds. Currently, he’s flying the Pitts Special at airshows across Canada and the United States.

de Havilland Vampire

de Havilland Vampire — Waterloo Warbirds

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.

North American T-28 Trojans

North American T-28 Trojans — Danny Richer and Alf Beam

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.

Douglas C-47 Dakota

Douglas C-47 Dakota— Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum

The Museum's C-47 Dakota is a true World War II veteran - it flew 208 operational trips with 437 RCAF Squadron and 16 with 233 RAF Squadron for a total of 224. It ended up flying hundreds of individual legs between airfields in Europe. It participated in two major airborne operations, D-Day and the Rhine Crossing. It carried 298 casualties to medical aid, repatriated 456 prisoners of war, carried over 5,100 passengers to destinations around Europe and carried over two hundred tons of freight.

Lockheed T-33 Silver Star

Lockheed T-33 Silver Star— Waterloo Warbirds

The Lockheed T-33, or T-bird jet trainer evolved from the USAAF’s first operational jet fighter, the P-80 Shooting Star. With the switch to jet propelled aircraft, the RCAF needed a jet trainer and the Lockheed T-33 was the obvious choice. The aircraft was destined to become one of the most versatile jet aircraft in Canadian skies. The last T-33 Silver Star was retired from the Canadian Forces in 2005.

NOTE: Aircraft participation is subject to change due to weather, maintenance and operational requirements.

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