Canadian Forces CF-18, F-86 Sabre, P-40 Kittyhawk Will Fly
The 2011 edition of the Waterloo (Ontario, Canada) Air Show is
scheduled for this Saturday and Sunday, August 20-21, and will
feature a never-before-seen historical formation flight over the
skies of the Region of Waterloo International Airport. The flight
will honor three separate generations of aircraft used by
Canada’s Air Force.
The 2011 CF-18 (pictured) Demonstration Team jet will join with
the Korean-War-era Discovery Air Canadair Sabre jet in its unique
1960s Golden Hawks paint scheme, and a Curtiss P40-N Kittyhawk
which honors the legacy of Canada’s own W/C James
“Stocky” Edwards, who flew hundreds of missions in the
Kittyhawk as part of 260 Squadron during the North African campaign
in World War II.
This will be a rare opportunity to witness Canadian military
aircraft spanning three generations of service, flying
On static display will be Vintage Wings of Canada's "Yellow
Wings Tour." These five training aircraft -- a Tiger Moth, Cornell,
Finch, Stearman and Harvard -- commemorate one of the greatest
military and industrial achievements in Canada during World War II:
the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan (BCATP).
The Plan, from 1939 to 1945, saw Canada become a world-renowned
training ground for wartime student pilots from across Canada, the
U.S., Australia, New Zealand, the U.K. and many other countries.
This massive undertaking created almost 100 BCATP flying schools
across Canada that trained more than 200,000 crewmembers. Nearly
half of the Commonwealth air forces' pilots, navigators, bomb
aimers, air gunners, wireless operators, and flight engineers were
trained on Canadian soil.
Also featured this weekend will be the Canadian Forces
Snowbirds, the Canadian Forces SkyHawks Parachute Team, the CF-18
Demonstration Team, the U.S. Air Force Viper East F-16
Demonstration Team, and other historical and aerobatic