I was not expecting too much from this, so I am pleasantly surprised.
I went primarily for the CF-18 Demo, to photograph this years paint.
I didn't know a lot about the three warbirds from the Erickson collection, or the Heritage flight, so this was a bonus.
The free shuttle bus and parking worked well, so thanks for that.
The BB volunteer staff were great, and several of the Snowbirds and CF-18 ground-crew complimented the show as "A fun one"
It was surprisingly busy for so little promotion.
Perhaps the organizers knew the limits, and worked within it.
Photos up soon.
As I was leaving the tarmac, a groundcrew member pointed out Capt. Brian "Humza" Kilroy.
The same crew member also pointed out this cartoon, based on the WWII doodle.
( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kilroy_was_here )
I had noticed the cartoon on the inside of the nosegear door, but hadn't linked it to Capt. Kilroy.
It was great to see, but a little short at only three quick passes.
They read a poem written by a WWII veteran that made it quite emotional, that was a great touch.
Curtiss P-40E Kittyhawk, in RCAF 111 Sq markings
Besides the CF-18 Demo Team, the Snowbirds were here, as mentioned above.
A LockMart CP-140 Aurora from 19 Wing, Comox, BC did an all-too-brief fly-by
A CH-148 Cyclone was on static display. It was very popular. I had to wait until well after the end to get decent (no crowds) photos.
It is from 12 Wing Patricia Bay, BC
Parking was organized well and you could tell a lot of thought was put in this year considering the larger than normal turn out.
The highlight for me was definitely the heritage flight with the P-40 and CF-18. This is the first time I've seen that combination of aircraft fly together!
I am looking forward to seeing how next year turns out because I will definitely be there!
PS, great footage/ photos of the show guys, keep them coming!
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