Industry News


Posted on Jul 17, 2017


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, the event continues to distinguish itself.

The event will be held on August 11-13, 2017. The Airshow will take place at the Abbotsford International Airport YXX, approximately 40km East of the Port Mann Bridge just off the Trans-Canada Highway.

Highlights include three separate fighter demos by the F-16, CF-18 and FA-18 plus a Heritage Flight appearance of the F-35 JSF (and a RNLAF static display F-35).  A NORAD demo is planned involving Canadian CF-18s and USANG F-16s.

Canada 150 has brought a number of aircraft to describe some of the historical arc of Canadian aviation from the Sopwith Pup and SE5a of WW I, P-51, B-25 and TBM warbirds from WW II, Vampire and Sabre jets of the post-war era​ and a relevant group of current aircraft in RCAF inventory.

The Airshow is happening concurrently with two other aerospace focused events:  the ADSE aerospace trade show and the CBAA (Cdn Business Aviation Assn) annual convention, both of which are taking place in the Tradex facility on the field on Thursday and Friday.

Line-up of performers and static display aircraft schedule for the 2017 Airshow.