Abbotsford International Airshow 2019

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Re: Abbotsford International Airshow 2019

Post by cf18hornet » Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:46 am

BuzzAerodrome wrote:
Sun Aug 04, 2019 10:25 pm
In addition to seeing the from inside on Saturday, I’m planning on watching from outside, probably Sunday as close as I can get when the fastjets are turning in the weeds/lining up for the showline. So I’d like to be on Clearbrook near the landing lights. Do they clear this area during Thunderbirds? Any advice for not getting moved along? Is there a similar location on the west side of the airport?
Sorry to rain on your parade but Clearbrook road will be impossible to watch the airshow from. While the road stays open during the airshow the cops immediately remove anyone who stops. Even if you don’t have a car and decide to walk they will remove you once you stop walking. Regarding the west side of the airport Mt. Lehman Rd. stays open as well but they have “no stopping” signs there year round. You’ll be able to walk there but not sure if they’ll allow you to stop.
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Post by BuzzAerodrome » Mon Aug 05, 2019 2:53 am

Thanks for the advice.
Anyone know what the performers use as the showline? Is it east/west runway (Runway 07/25)? Or the taxiway that runs parallel to that? Or something different?
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Post by angel2281 » Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:50 am

Has anyone heard when the Thunderbirds are expected to arrive? I'm aware of a possible practice Friday AM, but I'm also wondering if this means that a Thursday practice is unlikely. This could impact whether or not we can expect Huntington (+ Terminal ) to be cleared on Thursday.
Thanks!
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Post by Bingofuel » Mon Aug 05, 2019 3:12 pm

BuzzAerodrome wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 2:53 am
Thanks for the advice.
Anyone know what the performers use as the showline? Is it east/west runway (Runway 07/25)? Or the taxiway that runs parallel to that? Or something different?
Buzz
Correct, the taxiway that runs parellel to 07/25 is the 1500 foot showline. There's also a 1000 and 500 foot showline for slower aircraft, or non-aerobatic high speed passes. For example, the Blue angel "Sneak pass" at 0.9 mach last year was along the 500' showline, as it is a non-aerobatic pass.
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Post by Bingofuel » Mon Aug 05, 2019 3:19 pm

angel2281 wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:50 am
Has anyone heard when the Thunderbirds are expected to arrive? I'm aware of a possible practice Friday AM, but I'm also wondering if this means that a Thursday practice is unlikely. This could impact whether or not we can expect Huntington (+ Terminal ) to be cleared on Thursday.
Thanks!
Thunderbird advance aircraft should get in on Wednesday, and the rest of the team Thursday. I'd expect noon-ish for both, since last time they came was around those times.

They most likely won't practice thursday. The big jet teams Blues, T-Birds etc don't typically practice the same day they arrive. But I'd expect a decent amount of "site survey" flybys on the thursday as they evaluate their airspace and determine visual markers. That usually takes a good 1/2 hour.
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Post by LAXSPOTTER97 » Mon Aug 05, 2019 3:44 pm

Bingofuel wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 3:19 pm
angel2281 wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:50 am
Has anyone heard when the Thunderbirds are expected to arrive? I'm aware of a possible practice Friday AM, but I'm also wondering if this means that a Thursday practice is unlikely. This could impact whether or not we can expect Huntington (+ Terminal ) to be cleared on Thursday.
Thanks!
Thunderbird advance aircraft should get in on Wednesday, and the rest of the team Thursday. I'd expect noon-ish for both, since last time they came was around those times.

They most likely won't practice thursday. The big jet teams Blues, T-Birds etc don't typically practice the same day they arrive. But I'd expect a decent amount of "site survey" flybys on the thursday as they evaluate their airspace and determine visual markers. That usually takes a good 1/2 hour.
Blues practiced on thursday last year but they arrived tuesday I think. Anyways any word on DAVE?
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Post by LAXSPOTTER97 » Tue Aug 06, 2019 3:34 am

57th Wing Commander has confirmed both Ghost and Blue Splinter will be coming up.
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Post by LAXSPOTTER97 » Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:19 pm

CF-18 Demo will be arriving Wednesday.
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Post by Airshow Addict » Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:41 pm

LAXSPOTTER97 wrote:
Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:19 pm
CF-18 Demo will be arriving Wednesday.
Any idea around what time?
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Post by cf18hornet » Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:50 pm

The Eurofighter replica is being asssmbled today.
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