Tuesday, June 10, 2014

6th annual Waterloo Air Show welcomes new acts and returning favourites

Snowbirds and CF-18 fighter jet share the stage with Jet School Bus and WWII B-17 bomber; Guests can fly in a WWII B-17 bomber!
Breslau - Kick-start your summer by experiencing amazing aerial displays at the 2014 Waterloo Air www.waterlooairshow.comShow. Aviation is showcased both in the air and on the ground. Returning favourites will include spectacular displays by the Canadian Forces Snowbirds, Canada’s CF-18 fighter jet demonstration, daring aerobatics, warbirds and more.

Four new acts will be in Waterloo this year:

Jet School Bus -- a 367 mph school bus may be impractical for getting the kids to school but they're going to love the roar and flames as the Indy Boys take to the runway
B-17 bombers – not one, but two historical WWII B-17 bombers will be in Waterloo this year. Last year did see one B-17 in Waterloo but it was on ground display. This year, one will fly. And incredibly, both B-17 Yankee Lady & B-17 Sentimental Journey will be offering rides for $450 U.S. With 12,000 B-17s built, they became one of the most important aircraft of WWII.
Lucas Oil Skydivers -- Look way up and marvel at these 3 talented skydivers as they ride the winds using their highly maneuverable parachutes.
Mike Tryggvason – hard work comes easy to this son of Canadian astronaut Bjarni Tryggvason
Acts rounding out the 2014 Waterloo Air Show line-up include:
Canadian Forces Snowbirds - with their awe-inspiring 9-plane aerobatic formations
Canadian Forces CF-18 demonstration jet - Canada's fighter jet
L-29 - flown by air show co-producer Richard Cooper
Kent Pietsch & his yellow Jelly Belly plane- veteran U.S. aerobatic performer with 3 separate acts
Mike Wiskus, aerobatics    - a former U.S. aerobatic champ, Mike’s performance is incredible!
Gord Price - a 71-year-old aerobatic pilot from Thornbury flying a YAK 50, Serial #1
T-33 Silver Star - the ‘Mako Shark’ from the Jet Aircraft Museum in London
Harvard Formation Team - 4 planes from the Canadian Harvard Aircraft Assoc. in Tillsonburg
Wayne Hadath - a Kitchener resident who races his home-built F1-Rocket
Danny Richer - Brantford resident flying his Strikemaster
Pyro - lots of smoke and flame -- kaboom!
(all acts are subject to change due to operational duties and mechanical difficulties)
A Static Display (aircraft parked on the tarmac all weekend) will offer this year’s guests additional opportunities to see aircraft up close, take photos and speak to the pilots. Most significantly are a number of WWII and post-WWII aircraft including a B-17 (offering rides), TBM Avenger, AC-47 Spooky, C-46 Commando, C-123 Provider and a B-25 Mitchell.

This two-day family event will also offer additional entertainment and activities including an Autograph Tent, displays, vendors, a kids amusement area, Food Truck Alley and licensed areas.

Bring your chairs and cameras out to the Region of Waterloo International Airport and let your wings soar!

DATE: Saturday, June 28 & Sunday, June 29
TIME: Gates open 10am - 5pm. Air Show begins at 1pm.
WHERE: Region of Waterloo International Airport, 4881 Fountain Street North, Breslau
COST: General Admission $30 (buy online and save)
Children 5-12 $15 (buy online and save)
Seniors (65+) $17 (buy online and save)
Family Pass $80 (NEW this year)
Children under 5 FREE
Veterans: FREE (with proper ID) (escorts pay admission)
Sky Chalet Tent: $170 (Air Show Insiders get a reduced rate of $125)
(advanced online sales only; limited tickets)
Includes 1 onsite parking, VIP tent with tables and chairs, catered lunch, 2 alcohol tickets and cash bar, centre stage viewing, 2014/15 calendar, performer autographs.

TICKETS: Tickets available at or at the gate.
PARKING: $5 off-site parking; shuttle buses to airport grounds.
MORE INFO: info@waterlooairshow.com 519-341-4742
The Waterloo Air Show is made possible by one staff member and hundreds of dedicated volunteers.

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