Abbotsford International Airshow 2018

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Frenetic Enigma
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Re: Abbotsford International Airshow 2018

Post by Frenetic Enigma » Mon Aug 06, 2018 4:39 am

Thanks for the updates - gotta admit, it does a bit of the excitement out of arrivals Thursday if they all show up early.

Of course, we know the Blues are practising on Thursday, and the CF-18 demo usually practices early evening. Hopefully, the A-10 decides to do a practice run.
If "half the statics" don't arrive until Friday, then our Thursday watch will likely be for the C-5, and probably the F-16s and the Super Hornets; also, a few other heavies could show up. Unless, the AIAS pulls off a minor miracle with a late add to replace the F-15s...
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Post by cf18hornet » Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:48 pm

Blue Angel 7 touched down at 7:20.

Fat Albert landed at 8:45 and then left at 9:15. Assuming going back to Boeing Field?
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Post by theairshowdude » Mon Aug 06, 2018 3:47 pm

Airshowhawk, I believe it was you who said there was a few more announcements and one might be a tanker. is this still the case or are we looking at the final list?
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Post by AirshowHawk » Mon Aug 06, 2018 4:14 pm

If I had to put my money on it, I’d say it’s fairly finalized at this point. I can understand now why these things were never announced as I guess they were never officially committed to begin with (or operational status changed.)
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Post by LAXSPOTTER97 » Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:05 pm

Flair Airlines 737-400 added to static. Hopefully they'll open it for tours!
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Post by cf18hornet » Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:08 pm

A US Navy C-40 Clipper just landed with all the Blue Angels crew onboard.
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Post by Snowbird552 » Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:47 pm

With all the road and terminal closures Thursday afternoon, where is the best spot to watch the Blues practice?
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Post by Airshow Addict » Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:26 pm

Well that was cool! Great to see ALL the Blue Angels arrive today!
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Post by cf18hornet » Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:09 pm

One A-10 just arrived. Came is straight to landing.
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Post by AirshowHawk » Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:36 am

cf18hornet wrote:
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:08 pm
A US Navy C-40 Clipper just landed with all the Blue Angels crew onboard.
Is the Clipper still here or did it leave just as soon as it came?

Fat Albert is also here for those of you interested.

Didn’t get much of a chance to keep my eye out for arrivals today aside from the Blue Angels arrival, I was unexpectedly greeted by numbers 1-4 as I pulled into Cascade.
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