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by Frenetic Enigma
Tue Aug 08, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: 2017 Airshows/Fly-Ins/Exercises/Events - Discussion and Photos
Topic: 2017 Abbotsford International Airshow
Replies: 353
Views: 99734

Re: 2017 Abbotsford International Airshow

According to a rare post on the Facebook page, "two pairs of F-35s" are expected. This was buried within a post about the smoke, the volunteers, and craft beer.
by Frenetic Enigma
Tue Aug 08, 2017 6:00 am
Forum: 2017 Airshows/Fly-Ins/Exercises/Events - Discussion and Photos
Topic: 2017 Abbotsford International Airshow
Replies: 353
Views: 99734

Re: 2017 Abbotsford International Airshow

Apologies guys, been working like a maniac last couple weeks. No pyro this year. Look for at least 1 of the Super Hornet demo team Wednesday mid afternoon. Not sure if it's just 1 of 2 or both at this point. But expect 2 practices Thursday. Snowbirds, and all 3 F-35's Thursday between 11 am til 330...
by Frenetic Enigma
Sun Aug 06, 2017 9:26 am
Forum: 2017 Airshows/Fly-Ins/Exercises/Events - Discussion and Photos
Topic: 2017 Abbotsford International Airshow
Replies: 353
Views: 99734

Re: 2017 Abbotsford International Airshow

I can vouch. There was also an event happening in Vancouver today if you pay attention to the Abbotsford Airshow social media pages. I know it happened as they passed over me on route to downtown but I want to see pics Unfortunately, no pics from me. I live in Kits and heard that familiar approach ...
by Frenetic Enigma
Sun Aug 06, 2017 3:26 am
Forum: 2017 Airshows/Fly-Ins/Exercises/Events - Discussion and Photos
Topic: 2017 Abbotsford International Airshow
Replies: 353
Views: 99734

Re: 2017 Abbotsford International Airshow

Well, first good Abby Airshow promotion just occurred: 2xCF-18s did a couple of low passes over English Bay.
by Frenetic Enigma
Sat Aug 05, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: 2017 Airshows/Fly-Ins/Exercises/Events - Discussion and Photos
Topic: 2017 Abbotsford International Airshow
Replies: 353
Views: 99734

Re: 2017 Abbotsford International Airshow

Still no NORAD Demo which is a bit worrisome. [/quote] Was thinking the same thing - it would seem unlikely that they wouldn't have what sounds like a large demo already on the schedule. But wait and see I guess. As for the F-35s, the RNLAF ones are statics, and I would guess there'll be a USAF one ...
by Frenetic Enigma
Wed Aug 02, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: 2017 Airshows/Fly-Ins/Exercises/Events - Discussion and Photos
Topic: 2017 Abbotsford International Airshow
Replies: 353
Views: 99734

Re: 2017 Abbotsford International Airshow

From what I understand the NORAD demo is going to go like this. 2 CF-18's (Bandits) will come into "NORAD airspace" and set of an alert at which point 2 F-16's (NORAD) will be scrambled and will intercept the bandits. After that I'm a bit lost. There might be a dogfight but unclear and once the Ban...
by Frenetic Enigma
Wed Aug 02, 2017 7:45 am
Forum: 2017 Airshows/Fly-Ins/Exercises/Events - Discussion and Photos
Topic: 2017 Abbotsford International Airshow
Replies: 353
Views: 99734

Re: 2017 Abbotsford International Airshow

You are right, that is the only difference. All the military stuff will be featured in the twilight show. We will see about that NORAD Demo for Friday. The twilight show is almost going to feel like the Friday day show we were all used to. Many more acts still need to be added to the twilight show ...
by Frenetic Enigma
Sat Jul 29, 2017 11:29 pm
Forum: 2017 Airshows/Fly-Ins/Exercises/Events - Discussion and Photos
Topic: 2017 Abbotsford International Airshow
Replies: 353
Views: 99734

Re: 2017 Abbotsford International Airshow

Well, time is definitely ticking down for any sort of significant add, but I'll remain hopeful. airshowdude: if your source proves correct, and I certainly hope so, would the Typhoon be doing a flying demo, or just static? On to other meteorological rumours, anything new on the possibility of a Torn...
by Frenetic Enigma
Tue Jul 25, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: 2017 Airshows/Fly-Ins/Exercises/Events - Discussion and Photos
Topic: 2017 Abbotsford International Airshow
Replies: 353
Views: 99734

Re: 2017 Abbotsford International Airshow

I hope the Blue Angels do upgrade, although as posted in the General Airshow forum, that upgrade has not yet been confirmed apparently. Flying either Hornet, I'm definitely looking forward to seeing them again.
The Vamp did look nice in that short video; 16 days till arrivals day!
by Frenetic Enigma
Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: 2017 Airshows/Fly-Ins/Exercises/Events - Discussion and Photos
Topic: 2017 Abbotsford International Airshow
Replies: 353
Views: 99734

Re: 2017 Abbotsford International Airshow

You guys are making me feel old. My first Abbotsford Airshow was 1980. I remember the monstrous roar of the CF-101 Voodoos when they opened the show, the sneaky CF-5 Freedom Fighters entering from behind the crowd, the RAF Vulcan and the debut of the Harrier to name but a few (oh, have to add the SR...