Designated Canada’s National Airshow, the annual aviation festival provides spectators an opportunity to watch one of the finest aerobatic performances in the world. People gather from around the globe to look to the skies in awe. Ranked among one of the Top Ten Airshows in the world by USA Today in 2013 – the event continues to distinguish itself. Through aviation excellence, aerospace advancement, and community participation, the Abbotsford International Airshow remains one of the best aviation events on earth and in the sky.
The event is located at the Abbotsford International Airport YXX, approximately 40km East of the Port Mann Bridge just off the Trans-Canada Highway.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Friday Aug 12, 2016 – Twilight Show
· 3:30 PM | Gates Open | Static Display, Exhibit Area, Autograph Booth and Concessions Open
· 5:30 PM | Teaser & Afternoon Progam
· 5:45 PM | Opening Ceremonies & Anthems
· 6:00 PM | Canadian Forces Snowbirds
· 9:45 PM | Fireworks Finale
· 10:30 PM | Gates Close
Saturday/Sunday Aug 13 & 14, 2016 – Full Day Shows
· 9:00 AM | Gates Open | Static Display, Exhibit Area, Autograph Booth and Concessions Open
· 10:30 AM | Teasers & Morning Progam
· 11:00 AM | Anthem / Airshow Opening
· 3:30 PM | Canadian Forces Snowbirds Finale
· 6:00 PM | Gates Close
The Kids Zone will feature an array of activities presented by McDonalds! Inflatable toys, bouncy castles, a blow up archery unit from Cabelas, a climbing wall, as well as aerospace presentations from Science World! Please note, children are always to be accompanied by an adult.
Kids Zone Hours of Operation
· Friday | 3:30-7:30 pm
· Saturday & Sunday | 11am – 4:00pm
Science World Show Times
· Friday | 5pm
· Saturday & Sunday | 12pm & 3pm
The Abbotsford International Airshow Society (AIAS) is the non-profit society that has operated in British Columbia, Canada since 1966, created as a distinct entity in preparation for the 1967 Canada Centennial Airshow.
The keystone annual event– The Abbotsford International Airshow, is an aviation festival that has grown well beyond its borders over the past 5 decades.
With a role from very early on as a significant stop on the ‘Airshow Circuit,’ Abbotsford has distinguished itself as an event focused on aviation excellence, aerospace advancement and community participation.
It is organised by the Board of Directors, a Core Staff and the annual participation of 1000+ Volunteers and hundreds of Community Businesses.
To produce the premier aviation showcase in Canada and a pre-eminent community event in the Lower Mainland. To celebrate our aviation heritage and inspire a passion for flight.The MissionTo produce Canada’s best airshow and one of the Lower Mainland’s pre-eminent community events. The Abbotsford International Airshow will feature diverse aerial and aviation-related displays, and offer value and entertainment to all ages. We partner with charities, service groups and local businesses with the goal of giving back to the community. We support the Canadian Aerospace Industry by fostering partnerships with other aviation organizations.
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