Abbotsford International Airshow 2018

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Re: Abbotsford International Airshow 2018

Post by cf18hornet » Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:17 pm

AirshowHawk wrote:
Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:31 am
Thought I would touch up on one of my previous questions regarding the Blue Angels arrival rumour.

It seems that August 7 is the day I’ve been told to expect them. Obviously as it is quite speculative, I would not put too much hope into it until someone here with information can provide it.

Interesting. Now I've heard both Monday and Tuesday for the Blue Angels arrival. I guess I may be doing a lot of sitting on Huntington on Monday and Tuesday.
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Post by AirshowHawk » Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:23 pm

As the construction and setting up of the Grandstand is still the early stages, it’s hard to say how badly things will be obstructed just yet. There’s still quite a lot of work to be done.

I will provide some better insight in the coming days once everything is in place.
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Post by Bingofuel » Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:06 pm

Looks like the B-17 cancelled according to their website. Stops in Kamloops and Victoria cxl'd as well.
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Post by Airshow Addict » Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:25 pm

AirshowHawk wrote:
Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:23 pm
As the construction and setting up of the Grandstand is still the early stages, it’s hard to say how badly things will be obstructed just yet. There’s still quite a lot of work to be done.

I will provide some better insight in the coming days once everything is in place.
Thanks! I am now considering getting runway seats. Took a screen shot of the video I saw of it on facebook.
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Post by Chris Smallenberg » Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:27 pm

Bingofuel wrote:
Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:06 pm
Looks like the B-17 cancelled according to their website. Stops in Kamloops and Victoria cxl'd as well.
I was afraid that might happen. Maintenance issues had canceled the earlier portion of the tour and Abbotsford was to be the first stop once the schedule resumed. Any minor delay in the maintenance schedule would lead to Abby being canceled and it would seem that has happened. Too bad....
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Post by Frenetic Enigma » Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:19 pm

From Facebook: the app foreshadowed USN Super Hornets for static display are confirmed.
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Post by Chuter » Fri Aug 03, 2018 6:59 pm

Frenetic Enigma wrote:
Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:19 pm
From Facebook: the app foreshadowed USN Super Hornets for static display are confirmed.
Would anyone happen to know where from? what squadron? not familiar with what you guys usually see out west.
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Post by Frenetic Enigma » Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:16 pm

Chuter wrote:
Fri Aug 03, 2018 6:59 pm
Frenetic Enigma wrote:
Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:19 pm
From Facebook: the app foreshadowed USN Super Hornets for static display are confirmed.
Would anyone happen to know where from? what squadron? not familiar with what you guys usually see out west.
I want to say they've come from NAS Lemoore (California) before (thinking VFA-151 Vigilantes might've been here last year, or perhaps VFA-122 Strike Eagles), but I'm not 100% certain. There'll likely be others on this forum who will know for sure.
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Post by Chris Smallenberg » Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:20 pm

Chuter wrote:
Fri Aug 03, 2018 6:59 pm
Frenetic Enigma wrote:
Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:19 pm
From Facebook: the app foreshadowed USN Super Hornets for static display are confirmed.
Would anyone happen to know where from? what squadron? not familiar with what you guys usually see out west.
Usually, but not always, VFA-122.
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Post by theairshowdude » Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:49 pm

It's almost always VFA-122 in years we have the TAC Demo however since we don't have the TAC Demo this year and it doesn't look like VFA-122 is doing many shows so I think it'll be a different squadron. It would be nice if it was from Oceana but they'll likely be a Lemoore.

As for us getting VFA-151's CAG last year, that was loaned to VFA-122 for the TAC Demo so we've only had really had -122 in recent years. I'm not sure what Abby's got pre-2012.
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