Air show will in­clude Snow­birds, CF-18 Hor­net

The Hamilton Spectator - - LOCAL -

The Brantford Ro­tary Char­ity Air Show will take flight next month with some amaz­ing neck-cran­ing aer­o­batic dis­plays. This year’s lineup will in­clude the Cana­dian Forces Snow­birds, the CF-18 Hor­net fighter jet, and SkyHawks para­chute team. Some changes this year in­clude the in­tro­duc­tion of Gord Price Aer­o­bat­ics to the event. The 74-year-old owner of The Dam Gas­tro Pub in Thorn­bury is a for­mer RCAF fighter pilot, Air Canada cap­tain and Cana­dian Un­lim­ited Aer­o­batic Cham­pion. He will demon­strate per­for­mance fly­ing in his Yak-50. Other per­form­ers in­clude Kent Pi­etsch and his yel­low Jelly Belly plane that he will land on top of a mov­ing RV, the Cana­dian Har­vard Aer­o­batic team, and Brantford res­i­dent Danny Richer in his Strike­mas­ter, a rare Bri­tish light at­tack jet. The event will in­clude ground views of planes, an au­to­graph tent, a kid’s amuse­ment area, ven­dors and food of­fer­ings. The Ro­tary Char­ity Air show will be held on Wed­nes­day, Aug. 31, with gates open­ing at 11 a.m. and the show com­menc­ing at 2 p.m. Ad­mis­sion is free but do­na­tions are ac­cepted at the gate. With­out do­na­tions the Ro­tary Char­ity Air show would not be able to con­tinue. Park­ing costs $15. Vol­un­teers are still needed for the event and peo­ple in­ter­ested must regis­ter on­line at www.ro­tarychar­ityair­show.ca.

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