Sunday, June 10, 2012

Borden Canadian Forces Day and Air Show

The CFB @BordenAirShow on June 9-10, 2012 was a toasty affair under the sun as a variety of aircraft and performances filled the blue sky. This year's show commemorating the 200th anniversay of the War of 1812 and the 68th anniversary of D-Day. The Sunday Show started at 1pm and didn't finish till around 5pm.
The Skyhawks parachute team, above, and Jane Wicker wing walker, photo at top, were my favourites of this Spectacle Aerien, but the caliber of the participants was extremely high, including perennial hot ticket - the Snowbirds. The centre stage of the show is just off Hanger Road adjacent to the airstrip in the CF base. Like many airshows the visitors arrive over several hours, when the show ends it is a bit hectic getting out of the parking lots. You think the Gardiner is bad, well the departures from this airshow puts Toronto traffic jams to shame.
Vintage Wings of Canada: Discovery Hawk One Sabre Jet and the W/C Stocky Edwards Curtiss P40-N Kittyhawk fly side by side.
The CF-18 Hornet with a "True North Strong and Free" theme
The Iron Eagle Aerobatic Team
A triple Snowbird pass

See more aircraft and parachutes after the jump

The SkyHawks CF Parachute Team with their maple leaf parachute design, fly the American and Canadian Flags.

A SkyHawk takes a colourful spin on the way down
Wing Walker Jane Wicker in action

CH-146 Griffon helicopter

P40-N Kittyhawk
Rick Volker solo aerobatics
Iron Eagle

The CF-18 does a powerful vertical climb
Canadair T-33 Silver Star "Mako Shark"
The Harvard Formation

The Snowbirds finish the show

The base also had a large amount of static army, artillery, mechanized equipment and aircraft displays.

You could see the cockpit up close at several planes

It was so hot that many sat under any shade they could find

Gorilla mechanic

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