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Abbotsford Airshow 2010


Friday, August 13th, 2010 — 8:23am PDT
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The Abbotsford International Airshow is summer staple in Southwest BC and it returns today through Sunday at the Abbotsford Airport.

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In the Air
Catch the following teams, performers, and shows up in the sky: CAF Snowbirds, USAF Heritage Flight, US Navy Legacy Flight, Avro Lancaster, B-25 Mitchell, de Havilland DH 82C Tiger Moth and many more.

On the ground
Dozens of aircraft will be on static display including: C-130 Hercules (USAF), CC-150 Polaris, C-21 Lear Jet, CH-149 Cormorant and more.

Tickets
General admission tickets for adults are $30 (parking is included) with children $12 (5 years and younger are free). A car-load of up to 8 people is $100. VIP President’s Club or Executive tickets start at $125 – $165, and camping packages start at $25 for a single night.

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There will be some road closures around the Abbotsford Airport so check the website and plan your driving route accordingly. ATMs are available in case you want to get some cash out for some concession items and be sure to bring a) a lawn chair or blanket b) sunscreen and a hat.

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4 comments

  1. Duane Storey says:

    I’m going tomorrow with my mom – we have president’s club tickets for the day. Should be fun!

  2. jax says:

    lived there for 25 years…don’t really miss it,but great for people who’ve never been! bring some earplugs! ;o)

  3. Jeff says:

    having been at the Abby Air Show almost continuously for 40+ years I have to say this was one of the worst I have ever attended.

    Where were all the usual entertaining acts, like the Granley’s, Eric Beard, Julie Clarke, Kent Pietsch, CAF SAR demos, wing walkers, Coast Guard demos,and the like? You can only watch so many screaming jets roar overhead until it becomes boring and with so many gaps in the scheduling filled with the announcers repetitive advertising spiels the whole show was coloured poorly.

    I was camped there from wed. night until Monday afternoon so saw all the shows so I know thereof what I speak.

    I know the current economic situation precludes a lot of extra spending but honestly, I think a little more imagination would have gone a long way.

    I did enjoy the camping experience, (well done by all) and the people movers efficiency, (other than there being no pick and drop off location signage) and the reasonableness of the food pricing and it’s variety.

    Hopefully next year will see a marked improvement ie, more civilian influence rather than the military. IMHO

  4. Dave says:

    I gotto agree with Jeff. There was so many dead spots and other then the lancaster, nothing to make this year stand out at all. I cant put my finger on it but the only good thing about this years show was the weather. I didnt get wowed at all.

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