Abbotsford International Airshow 2019

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AirshowHawk
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Re: Abbotsford International Airshow 2019

Post by AirshowHawk » Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:13 am

For those of you wondering, this year will NOT feature the Grandstand seating/ setup. They have opted to instead have an enhanced Flight Club seating along with a new "Family Club" seating area.

I guess it's good news for those that were obstructed by it in the General Admission area, but unfortunately no high elevation this year for the photographers. I wonder if they plan on making some significant changes to the Photo Pit this year as it seems last year was a disaster.

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Post by 101voodoo » Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:03 am

cf18hornet wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:18 pm
101voodoo wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:20 am
The Rhino demo is dependant on how busy they are training pilots. Apparently there is a shortage of naval aviators and VF-122 is being kept busy with their day jobs.
Great to see Aeroshell back, lots of smoke and noise!!
It's actually more of an issue of airworthy aircraft than a shortage of pilots. Last year there was a point in which one-third of all Navy Super Hornets aircraft were actually airworthy and not down for maintenance.
It's not a shortage of pilots, but very busy schedule training new pilots.

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Post by cf18hornet » Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:09 pm

101voodoo wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:03 am
cf18hornet wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:18 pm
101voodoo wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:20 am
The Rhino demo is dependant on how busy they are training pilots. Apparently there is a shortage of naval aviators and VF-122 is being kept busy with their day jobs.
Great to see Aeroshell back, lots of smoke and noise!!
It's actually more of an issue of airworthy aircraft than a shortage of pilots. Last year there was a point in which one-third of all Navy Super Hornets aircraft were actually airworthy and not down for maintenance.
It's not a shortage of pilots, but very busy schedule training new pilots.
Yes they are busy training pilots because of the lack of available airframes. There just aren't any extra airframes to spare for airshow demos. Which is why they only had an abbreviated schedule last year.

https://www.popularmechanics.com/milita ... -progress/
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Post by theairshowdude » Mon Dec 10, 2018 3:29 am

Not to get anyones hopes up and this is my own suspicion but Abby is the only major airshow during the second weekend of August next year so I think there's a high chance of us getting them. Furthermore while looking at the airshow calendar it looks very possible they'll start in the west.

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