Waterloo Air Show takes off this weekend

While the Waterloo Air Show at the Region of Waterloo International Airport (YKF) in Canada is slated for June 2 and 3, activities surrounding the airshow have already begun.

The 4th annual Waterloo Air Show will feature Canadian military performers, including  the Snowbirds, the SkyHawks and the CF-18 Demonstration Team.

The public is invited to meet members of the Canadian Forces SkyHawks Parachute Team at Forest Heights Library in Kitchener Thursday at 3 p.m. A brief presentation will be followed by a meet-and-greet and parachute demonstrations.

The public is invited to meet members of the Canadian Forces Snowbirds at THEMUSUEM in downtown Kitchener on Friday, June 1 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. A brief presentation will be followed by a meet-and-greet and autographs.

There are several new acts in this year’s airshow line-up, according to organizers, including:

  • Pete McLeod, Red Bull Air Race Pilot – only Canadian and youngest pilot ever to compete in the Red Bull Air Race Championship. From London, Ontario, Pete will perform an aerobatic routine in his racing aircraft.
  • Otto the Helicopter – U.S.-based, this is a act that will especially entertain the kids. “Otto” blows bubbles, bounces a Yo-Yo, and races around barrels.
  • Joint Forces Demo: A simulated ground attack by Army personnel, supported by a Royal Air Force Griffon Helicopter and CF-18 Hornet, all highlighted by a wall of pyrotechnics.
  • Autograph Tent – this year the Waterloo Air Show will have a dedicated Autograph Tent making it easier for guests to meet the performers.

Returning favorites include:

  • T-33 Mako Shark from London’s Jet Aircraft Museum
  • Vintage Corsair from Vintage Wings of Canada in Gatineau
  • Wayne Hadath, air racer and Kitchener resident who only flies in the Waterloo show

Gates open 9am-5pm. Airshow runs approximately 1-4 pm. (Snowbirds close)

For more information: WaterlooAirshow.com

 

 

 

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