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by Frenetic Enigma
Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: 2018 Airshows/Fly-Ins/Exercises/Events - Discussion and Photos
Topic: Abbotsford International Airshow 2018
Replies: 456
Views: 104130

Re: Abbotsford International Airshow 2018

What else might there be for last month additions? The rumoured C-17? Didn't the airshow post on Facebook a month ago that they were close to securing a C-17 demo? Yes, that was the "rumour" I was referring to from Facebook - no sign of it yet, but we can still hope. I'm sure we'll see more of the ...
by Frenetic Enigma
Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: 2018 Airshows/Fly-Ins/Exercises/Events - Discussion and Photos
Topic: Abbotsford International Airshow 2018
Replies: 456
Views: 104130

Re: Abbotsford International Airshow 2018

A flying Skyhawk would certainly be an enjoyable blast from the past; maybe he could go up with one of the Blues as a tribute to the history of the Blue Angel aircraft? On a tongue-in-cheek note: least exciting add to Statics ever would have to go to the Cessna. Not there officially, but we can assu...
by Frenetic Enigma
Sat Jul 07, 2018 1:37 am
Forum: 2018 Airshows/Fly-Ins/Exercises/Events - Discussion and Photos
Topic: Abbotsford International Airshow 2018
Replies: 456
Views: 104130

Re: Abbotsford International Airshow 2018

So...extremely happy with the NORAD announcement: I'm quite certain I've never seen a CF-18/F-15/F-16 formation before. And this definitely qualifies for I mentioned in a previous post, wondering if there could be another military jet "demo" added. On Abby's FB post, they say the 15s and 16s are USA...
by Frenetic Enigma
Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: 2018 Airshows/Fly-Ins/Exercises/Events - Discussion and Photos
Topic: Abbotsford International Airshow 2018
Replies: 456
Views: 104130

Re: Abbotsford International Airshow 2018

On the Abby Facebook page, they've posted a throwback to the F-15s and their pending static display this year. However, in the comments, they seem to drop a hint that the Eagles may fly at the show - something connected to NORAD's 60th anniversary. Hopefully more than a teaser!
by Frenetic Enigma
Sat Jun 30, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: 2018 Airshows/Fly-Ins/Exercises/Events - Discussion and Photos
Topic: Abbotsford International Airshow 2018
Replies: 456
Views: 104130

Re: Abbotsford International Airshow 2018

I, too, am hoping for some new information soon. I don't have the travel concerns, but just wondering what I'll be looking for on arrivals day, and at the show itself. I still have the feeling there must be another performer or two to be added; is there any chance of another military jet demo? Also,...
by Frenetic Enigma
Mon May 21, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: 2018 Airshows/Fly-Ins/Exercises/Events - Discussion and Photos
Topic: Abbotsford International Airshow 2018
Replies: 456
Views: 104130

Re: Abbotsford International Airshow 2018

No real surprise on the absence of the USN Super Hornet: makes sense not to be at the same shows as the Blues. The intrigue now comes with what else might appear on the Abby flight plan: we've got a great start with the Blues, Snowbirds, CF-18 (hopefully the demo gets out of maintenance soon?), and ...
by Frenetic Enigma
Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: 2017 Airshows/Fly-Ins/Exercises/Events - Discussion and Photos
Topic: 2017 Abbotsford International Airshow
Replies: 353
Views: 101724

Re: 2017 Abbotsford International Airshow

Great video of the RNLAF-35 departure. Sadly, I didn't make it out from Vancouver in time for that one. Watched many of the fighters depart from Huntingdon, then made my way down to Clearbrook Rd. for the Super Hornets departure. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think only the Hawk made a pass - judgi...
by Frenetic Enigma
Mon Aug 14, 2017 4:52 am
Forum: 2017 Airshows/Fly-Ins/Exercises/Events - Discussion and Photos
Topic: 2017 Abbotsford International Airshow
Replies: 353
Views: 101724

Re: 2017 Abbotsford International Airshow

Hawk and Dan, You have both made excellent points, and they were well-expressed. I know I have come across quite harshly, and perhaps yes, it is because Abby is the only show I'm usually able to get to throughout the year. I have a fairly rigid schedule, and live on the west coast. I would love to g...
by Frenetic Enigma
Mon Aug 14, 2017 1:16 am
Forum: 2017 Airshows/Fly-Ins/Exercises/Events - Discussion and Photos
Topic: 2017 Abbotsford International Airshow
Replies: 353
Views: 101724

Re: 2017 Abbotsford International Airshow

The F-35 wasn't here two years ago He's thinking of the F-22; it performed a full flying demo. The F-35 is only cleared for the Heritage Flight this year; from what I've read, a full demo is planned for 2018 so hopefully we'll see the F-35 back in Abby next year. The show definitely needs to up its...
by Frenetic Enigma
Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: 2017 Airshows/Fly-Ins/Exercises/Events - Discussion and Photos
Topic: 2017 Abbotsford International Airshow
Replies: 353
Views: 101724

Re: 2017 Abbotsford International Airshow

Overall a bit disappointed with this years event. Compared to past shows with simulated bombing runs, Wall of fire, and a much more varied performer schedule. Full credit to RCAF and Snowbirds but CF-18 and Snowbirds are losing their lustre for me. Even two years ago the F-35 put on a much better d...