Boundary Bay Airshow '19

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TooTallDean
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Re: Boundary Bay Airshow '19

Post by TooTallDean » Sun Jul 21, 2019 3:34 am

That was a pretty good little show!
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.
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Post by RyanS » Sun Jul 21, 2019 4:25 am

Just wanted to share this video of the awesome CF-18/P-40 Heritage Flight. Hopefully it embeds

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Post by TooTallDean » Sun Jul 21, 2019 10:15 am

As I said above, I went mainly for the 2019 CF-18 Demo aircraft. I contacted the PAO ahead of time, and Lt. Becky Major escorted me to the jet prior to the show start. Thanks, Lt. Major!

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As I was leaving the tarmac, a groundcrew member pointed out Capt. Brian "Humza" Kilroy.
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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.
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Show time.
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Post by TooTallDean » Sun Jul 21, 2019 10:47 am

OOPS. Double post
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Post by TooTallDean » Sun Jul 21, 2019 10:49 am

The Heritage Flight was neat. I have seen the USAF ones several times, and a U.S. Navy F/A-18F/Wildcat Legacy Flight at Dayton, OH recently, but had not seen an RCAF version yet.
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.
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Curtiss P-40E Kittyhawk, in RCAF 111 Sq markings
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Besides the CF-18 Demo Team, the Snowbirds were here, as mentioned above.
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A LockMart CP-140 Aurora from 19 Wing, Comox, BC did an all-too-brief fly-by
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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
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Post by cf18hornet » Sun Jul 21, 2019 4:42 pm

This was a great little show this year and as I suspected the crowd was significantly larger with the appearance of the CF-18 and Snowbirds as headliners. I was a little disappointed to find out Rob Holland wasn't there but suspected he wouldn't be when the Boundary Bay Airshow website omitted him from their performers page. Here's a short video of the Snowbirds "Battle of Britain" tribute that they have ended their show with the last few years.

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Post by cf18hornet » Sun Jul 21, 2019 5:21 pm

CF-18 & P-40E Heritage Flight

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Post by AirshowHawk » Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:11 am

Overall this show was the best thus far (as was expected with the stellar line-up) and I was very impressed with how well the organizers planned out everything.

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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Post by rekrauser » Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:24 am

Nice show at Boundary Bay.Especially with the runway closer to the crowd than I'm used to.
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Post by rekrauser » Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:26 am

And a few more shots
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