Air show will include Snowbirds, CF-18 Hornet
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.