Air show offers more than just planes event

After taking a hiatus, the Wetaskiwin Air Show Society is back on track with this year’s multifaceted Wetaskiwin Air Show July 20.

After taking a hiatus, the Wetaskiwin Air Show Society is back on track with this year’s multifaceted Wetaskiwin Air Show July 20.

The air show itself will take place in the skies over the Reynolds Alberta Museum, starting at 6:30, but the fun begins hours before in downtown Wetaskiwin.

“At noon on (July 20) there’s doing to be a rally with a flyover with some of the performers,” said volunteer media co-ordinator Tim Hinderks.

Hinderks says some of the long list of performers taking their talents to the air show includes the Snowbirds, “Nobody flies a nine-plane formation like they do.”

Also on the roster are Yellow Thunder, who will be flying Second World War era planes and the Canadian Armed Forces Skyhawks. “They do an aerial ballet that’s amazing,” said Hinderks.

Not a plane but still a maestro of the skies is Dan Bucannon, a paraplegic hang glider. “This will absolutely amaze people,” said Hinderks.

Hinderks, who himself is a longtime fan of air shows, says what Wetaskiwin is offering is more than just an air show event. “It’s an experience. It’s something that you feel, see and hear.”

Tickets are available online at the Wetaskiwin Air Show Society’s website and at the gate.

The gates open at 3 p.m., offering a vast variety of events to entertain spectators before the air spectacle starts.

Hinderks says food trucks will be on site, a ticket to the air show includes admission to the Alberta Reynolds Museum and demonstrations from Girl Trouble Racing Courtney Mageau. Hinderks says the young racer and her car accelerate to speeds over 200 km/hour with 2,500 horsepower.

 

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