Community Charity Airshow
At the Brantford Airport Wednesday August 29, 2018Gates open 11AM – Flying show 2PM to 5PM
Not flying in the show but up close for you to see!
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 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.
The Beech 18 was designed for the small feeder airline market but also trained pilots, navigators, bomb aimers and gunners as well as serving as a military transport. In Canada, the Expeditor served with the Royal Canadian Air Force for navigation, bombing, weapons training, photo survey work, VIP transportation and cargo.
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.
The de Havilland Tiger Moth was designed in 1931 as a primary trainer for the Royal Air Force. During the following 15 years, the Tiger Moth was to become the foremost training aircraft flown by the Commonwealth’s military and civilian pilots.
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
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