Community Charity Airshow
At the Brantford Airport Wednesday August 29, 2018Gates open 11AM –
FLYING SHOW NOW STARTS AT 1 PM
Not flying in the show but up close for you to see!
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.
The Norseman proved itself to be a rugged, reliable workhorse and an ideal bush plane. During the Second World War, the Royal Canadian Air Force operated them for radio and navigational training.
The importance of the Stearman in the United States cannot be overemphasized - 50% of all U.S. military pilots who fought in WWII received their initial flight training in this sturdy aircraft. In Canada, this Royal Canadian Air Force trainer did not last long because the open cockpit was found unsuitable for winter training.
The Fouga is one of the best handling jet trainers ever built. It is and will continue to be treasured for its straightforward flight characteristics and twin engine safety.
During World War II, and for some years afterwards, the distinctive snarl of the Harvard was a familiar sound in Canadian skies. The Harvard helped pilots make to the transition from low powered primary trainers, like the Finch or Tiger Moth, to high performance front line fighters such as the Spitfire.
The Chipmunk was designed as a primary trainer to replace the legendary Tiger Moth. They served in the Canadian military from 1948 until 1971 – their long service due in part to it being fully aerobatic with flying characteristics similar to the Spitfire, which made it a delight to fly.
Fairchild Cornells were flown at many of the training schools in Canada during World War II, where they replaced the Fleet Finch and the de Havilland Tiger Moth biplane trainers.
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
Phone: 905-679-4183 Ext. 0
Toll Free: 1-877-347-3359 (FIREFLY)
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Canadian Warplane Heritage is a registered Canadian charity (No. 10686 8599 RR0001)
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