Abbotsford International Airshow 2019

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AIAS
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Re: Abbotsford International Airshow 2019

Post by AIAS » Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:19 pm

101voodoo wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:07 am
A question for AIAS. Do you know if any of the light static are going to be a two ship display?
Its up to the aircrew. Technically only one aircraft of each type is "approved for display" at the airshow. The second aircraft is there because they travel in pairs and it is supposed to be parked elsewhere. In many cases, as long as they are able to get out in short order if they were recalled, they will display together. Sometimes though, they will stick to the regs and ask to park the 2nd a/c away from display.
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Post by JA Boomer » Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:25 pm

AIAS wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:19 pm
Its up to the aircrew. Technically only one aircraft of each type is "approved for display" at the airshow. The second aircraft is there because they travel in pairs and it is supposed to be parked elsewhere. In many cases, as long as they are able to get out in short order if they were recalled, they will display together. Sometimes though, they will stick to the regs and ask to park the 2nd a/c away from display.
Has there been any consideration to bringing back the 'light' side static display on the center spoke, or are those days dead and never coming back?
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Post by AIAS » Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:49 pm

JA Boomer wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:25 pm
Has there been any consideration to bringing back the 'light' side static display on the center spoke, or are those days dead and never coming back?
Most likely not returning. The centre spoke surface is not maintained by YXX and falls further into disrepair each year. No military aircraft, regardless of size, would be permitted to park on it. Even a small civilian a/c could hit a rutted crack in the concrete and strike a prop.

Moreover, the logistics of parking are too difficult with light static (centre spoke) splitting the parking lot in half and expeditious entry/parking are the biggest requests for improvement from spectators. Most people we hear from like having static display consolidated into one big area they can wander through.
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Post by 101voodoo » Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:22 pm

AIAS wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:19 pm
101voodoo wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:07 am
A question for AIAS. Do you know if any of the light static are going to be a two ship display?
Its up to the aircrew. Technically only one aircraft of each type is "approved for display" at the airshow. The second aircraft is there because they travel in pairs and it is supposed to be parked elsewhere. In many cases, as long as they are able to get out in short order if they were recalled, they will display together. Sometimes though, they will stick to the regs and ask to park the 2nd a/c away from display.
Interesting,Thanks for the information. Are any of the light static planning on bringing 2 planes?
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Post by AIAS » Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:39 pm

101voodoo wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:22 pm
AIAS wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:19 pm
Its up to the aircrew. Technically only one aircraft of each type is "approved for display" at the airshow. The second aircraft is there because they travel in pairs and it is supposed to be parked elsewhere. In many cases, as long as they are able to get out in short order if they were recalled, they will display together. Sometimes though, they will stick to the regs and ask to park the 2nd a/c away from display.
Interesting,Thanks for the information. Are any of the light static planning on bringing 2 planes?
Fighters always travel in pairs, as do trainers typically. We call it the "buddy system." As above, whether they are both displayed is up to the crew.
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101voodoo
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Post by 101voodoo » Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:33 pm

Awesome!! Thank you.
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Post by 101voodoo » Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:00 pm

Was that a Hawk buzzing around the airport this afternoon?
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Post by AirshowHawk » Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:06 am

Yes, there are 3 stationed at YYJ for the next little bit from my understanding. That was supposedly one of the three doing a circuit.
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Post by 101voodoo » Sat Jun 22, 2019 2:32 am

It would be great to see a new RCAF CF-18 on static. Does anyone know if they are based at Cold Lake or Bagotville?
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Post by riffraff » Sat Jun 22, 2019 1:06 pm

101voodoo wrote:
Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:00 pm
Was that a Hawk buzzing around the airport this afternoon?
Just happened to be driving by with my camera and caught the last pass.
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