If you happened to miss the snowbirds, and their flight over Moncton yesterday, you’ll get another chance to see them this summer.
The Atlantic Air Show is returning to Summerside, PEI on August 25 and 26th.
Executive Director Colin Stephenson says the show attracts spectators from around the world, “In a good weather weekend, we will have 10, 000 to 12, 000 spectators attend the show. We sell tickets in Europe, in the states and all across the country. Usually half the tickets are sold locally and we have fans spread throughout the Maritimes.”
This year, spectators will be able to to up close to the planes and the pilots.
“The runway at Summerside has been resurfaced. 8000 feet of new asphalt has been laid down, and it allows the jets, the snowbirds, the Horne and a couple of jets that we’ve hired, all to land in front of the crowd and take off again,” Stephenson says.
This year’s show will also feature a piece of history, “The De Havilland Vampire, which was a 1948 Canada’s first fighter jet that was jet powered. So that is amazing to have a piece of history and technology like that performing in the region,” Stephenson notes.
The Snowbirds are at an air show in Port Hawkesbury today. Several of the planes landed at the Greater Moncton Romeo Leblanc International Airport yesterday due to bad weather.
For more information about the show, visit HERE