The calendar marches on and mid-August finds 3 more air shows on my to-do list. Two I’m working and one is just to watch.
First on this list is the Waterloo Air Show that takes place August 20-21 at the Region of Waterloo International Airport outside of Toronto. I’m working airside security at this one so there won’t be many photo opportunities but I’ll do my best to grab a few shots of what looks to be a fantastic group of performers and static displays including the Snowbirds and the CF-18 demonstration team.
The end of the month marks the unofficial end of Summer and in Toronto that means two things. The end of the CNE and the Canadian International Air Show, better known as the CNE Air Show. This will be my second year working in Boss Control on the Ontario Place island. Absolute best seat in the house to see a fast paced over-water show from the likes of perennial favourites the Snowbirds to the V22 Osprey making its first appearance and the Heavy Metal Jet Team who put on a great show at Oshkosh. Dates for this show are September 3rd, 4th and 5th.
September 16th marks probably what will be my last road trip of the year to watch airplanes. Vintage Wings of Canada and the EAA Canada chapters come together for Wings over Gatineau, a one day event which promises to see the skies full of birds- military, private, old and new. I’m a member of both groups but this one is strictly for pleasure and picture taking. Gatineau is located just across the Quebec border from Ottawa.
The Canadian air show calendar might be more compressed than the US but there’s lots to see in that time.