Event Spotlight: Edmonton Airshow

  • By Lindsay Biondy | Tuesday, August 15th, 2017
Event Spotlight: Edmonton Airshow

Look! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s… lots and lots of planes!

Prepare for a celebration of flight with the Edmonton Airshow, produced by the not-for-profit organization, RWE Events. This organization believes that spectators should not only be entertained, but should also be actively engaged; and that’s exactly what the Edmonton Airshow does.

Edmonton Airshow is an entertainment spectacle that celebrates the rich history and modern evolution of aviation, particularly in Edmonton. Get excited for two full days of aerobatics, displays, and freestyle RMX performances on August 19 and 20, all from the Villeneuve Airport!

Check out everything this awesome event has to offer!

Take in the Dives, Spins, and Stall-outs

Experience the incredible aerobatics and displays from nine different performers!

Get ready for the Snowbirds, Canada’s military aerobatics demonstration team. This crew hasn’t flown in full formation in fifteen years, but they’re pulling out all the stops in celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday. Veterans and plane buffs will love seeing a commemorative CT-114 Tutor jet with the Canada 150 paint scheme. Flying at speeds of 600 km/h with less than 1.2m between each aircraft, this is sure to be a heart-stopping show!

Watch Geoff Latter’s aerial ballet as he demonstrates the graceful and elegant flying capabilities of the fully restored Nanchang CJ-6A from the People’s Liberation Army Air Force.

Keep your eyes on Kent Pietsch, The Fanatic, who flies a yellow Interstate Cadet that’s covered in jelly beans, and perfectly executes three acts, one of which includes turning his engine off at 6000 feet!

Witness Gravity-Defying FMX Stunts

The Edmonton Airshow is more than just planes, it’s also freestyle motocross. Get ready to be amazed by tail whips, backflips, and stunts by native Montanan, Keith Sayers. After winning three Montana state motocross championships, Sayers continued on to freestyle motocross, eventually becoming one of the best. His routine last year was incredible, so this year is sure to be unreal!

Enjoy Hot Food, Cold Beer, and Good Fun

In between performances, check out everything else the Edmonton Airshow has to offer! Refuel at the Food Truck Village, complete with 20 food trucks for all your culinary cravings. Crack open a cold one with the boys at the Beer Gardens. Keep the kids entertained at the Family Fun Zone with bouncy castles, games, and face painting. Check out the static and interactive displays that’ll make you feel like you’re actually flying!

From kids to adults, from casual spectators to avid aviation enthusiasts, this event is sure to please. Get your tickets for the Edmonton Airshow today!

“We are excited to reignite Edmonton’s passion for aviation with this year’s show. We have been planning for this since our very first show three years ago and now we are able to bring it to life with the Snowbirds and the SkyHawks helping us celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday. Everyone who comes will see professionals push the limits of aviation in unbelievable aerobatics shows that are not to be missed!” – Dean Heuman, Executive Producer of the Edmonton Air Show