2023 Airshow will Highlight Women in Aviation

As Women in Aviation Worldwide Week takes off today, the Abbotsford International Airshow is excited to announce that this year’s event will feature several talented female role models in aviation and aerospace. The Abbotsford Airshow, the largest aviation festival in Canada, will highlight female participation both in the air and on the ground. This initiative […]
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All About Drone Shows Plus One You Can’t Miss in Canada This Year

The Abbotsford International Airshow will dazzle audiences once again this August with a special drone show commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Royal Canadian Air Force. As the sun sets on Friday the 9th, prepare to be surprised by synchronized groups of illuminated drones choreographed to arrange themselves into stunning aerial formations.  The RCAF 100 […]
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All You Wanted To Know About Airshow Pilots

The Abbotsford International Airshow (AIA) is a premier event that showcases the incredible skills of some of the world’s best airshow pilots. These pilots perform breathtaking manoeuvres, leaving spectators in awe of their precision and bravery. But have you ever wondered what it takes to become an airshow pilot, how they prepare for these events, […]
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The History of Canadian Fighter Jets

Canada, a vast nation with a long, proud history, has always taken its aerial defence seriously. From the fighters of World War II to the supersonic jets of today, the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) has flown some of the most iconic aircraft ever built. Today, we’ll take a flight path through time, exploring the […]
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How Many Fighter Jets Does Canada Have (2024)?

Curious about the fighter jets protecting Canada’s airspace? We’ll not only answer the intriguing question of how many fighter jets Canada has in 2024, but also delve into the impressive aircraft that safeguard our skies.  Get ready to explore the iconic CF-18 Hornet and get a sneak peek at the next-generation F-35 Lightning II jets […]
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5 Mind-Blowing Aviation Museums Around the World

Have you ever dreamt of soaring through the clouds, piloting a powerful aircraft, or witnessing the marvels of aviation history firsthand? Well, fasten your seatbelts because we’re about to embark on a journey to some of the most incredible aviation museums on the planet! These aren’t dusty showcases of old planes; these are interactive, awe-inspiring […]
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Raptor F22 Top Speed: Everything You Need to Know

The Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor is a marvel of modern aviation. This fifth-generation fighter jet is not only incredibly stealthy and manoeuvrable, but the Raptor F22’s top speed is also truly awe-inspiring. But just how fast is the F-22 Raptor?  Buckle up, aviation enthusiasts, because we’re about to take a deep dive into the exhilarating […]
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What is Aerobatic Flying? A Beginners Guide

Have you ever witnessed a plane defy gravity at an airshow, leaving you breathless with a mix of awe and excitement?  That’s the magic of aerobatics! But what is an aerobatics flight, and how can you experience this exhilarating world for yourself? Buckle up, future ace pilots, because we’re about to take a deep dive […]
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5 Abbotsford Events To Look Out For In 2024

Are you ready to immerse yourself in the vibrant tapestry of Abbotsford’s events in 2024? From culinary delights to captivating performances, Abbotsford’s event calendar is set to dazzle you with a lineup of unforgettable experiences. Let’s explore the top five events that will make your year truly remarkable. 1. Urban Jungle Spring Market (Apr 13th) […]
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A Guide to the Best Food Trucks and Culinary Delights at the Abbotsford Airshow 2023

This year, the #AbbyAirshow will tantalize your taste buds with an impressive lineup of food trucks. From the quintessentially Canadian poutine to the exotic flavours of Malaysian cuisine, there’s a culinary adventure waiting for everyone. The food trucks at the airshow are not just an afterthought but an integral part of the event, enhancing the […]
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A Night to Remember: Unraveling the Magic of the Friday Night Twilight Show at Abbotsford Airshow 2023

The Unique Experience of the Twilight Show The Abbotsford International Airshow 2023 transforms into a mesmerizing spectacle of lights, sounds, and aerial acrobatics as the sun dips below the horizon on a Friday evening. The Twilight Show, a unique feature of the Airshow, offers an unforgettable experience that combines the thrill of aerial performances with […]
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Exploring the Interactive Aviation-S.T.E.M. Zone: How the Abbotsford Airshow Inspires the Next Generation of Aviators

The Importance of S.T.E.M. Education and Its Role in Aviation S.T.E.M. education, an interdisciplinary approach to learning that integrates Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, is critical in preparing today’s students for tomorrow’s world. These fields are essential in an era of rapid technological advances, driving the innovation engine and underpinning the developments we see around […]
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Food Trucks at Abbotsford Airshow 2024

Indulge your taste buds with our fantastic lineup of food trucks at Abbotsford International Airshow!  From mouthwatering poutine from the Big Red Poutine Truck to global flavours from Kampong, we’ve got something for everyone! Enjoy a variety of tasty options while marvelling at the exciting lineup of performances and displays. See the list of food trucks […]
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Twilight Show: A Spectacular Experience

The Abbotsford International Airshow, one of the Fraser Valley’s most highly anticipated annual events, invites you to experience a breathtaking and unforgettable evening during their Twilight Show. As the sun sets on the Friday, prepare to be mesmerized by a unique combination of hot air balloons, drone light shows, the awe-inspiring GhostWriter Kyle Fowler, and […]
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Top 5 Must-See Aerial Performances and Acts

The excitement and anticipation for the Abbotsford Airshow are palpable as we approach the event of the year for aviation enthusiasts. With a lineup that boasts a diverse range of awe-inspiring aerial performances and acts, there’s no better place to be this summer. In this article, we’ll take you through the top 5 must-see performances […]
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A Family Affair: Exciting Activities and Attractions for All Ages at the Abbotsford Airshow 2023

The Abbotsford International Airshow has been a calendar highlight among aviation enthusiasts and families for over 60 years. This year, the Airshow promises to be a memorable experience for all ages, with exciting activities and attractions that will keep everyone entertained. In this article, we will explore some of the family-friendly features of the Airshow. […]
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Abbotsford International Airshow Society names Dave Reith Executive Director

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEABBOTSFORD, BC The Board of Directors of the Abbotsford International Airshow Society is pleased to announce the appointment of Dave Reith to the newly-created role of Executive Director. Dave has been a staff member of the Abbotsford International Airshow since 2017, has managed the organization’s operations since 2018 and was previously a dedicated […]
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Twilight Show Offers Unique Twist on Traditional Airshow

For many, the Abbotsford International Airshow is synonymous with hot and dry conditions. After all, the Airshow takes place in the peak of summer each year in early August. More than a few people have left the event with a bit more colour than they were hoping for, having missed an re-application or two of […]
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7 Outdoor Activities in Metro Vancouver (and Beyond) This Summer

Summer means warmer weather and getting outside. Whether you want to go with a friend or take the whole family along, there are plenty of outdoor activities in Vancouver and beyond, into areas like Abbotsford, for everyone to enjoy. Get your calendar out and save the dates for these fun-packed outdoor events. Conquer Grouse Grind […]
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10 Things to Do in Abbotsford, British Columbia in 2024

Craving an escape packed with adventure, natural beauty, and a touch of local charm? Look no further than Abbotsford, British Columbia! Nestled in the heart of the Fraser Valley, Abbotsford offers a unique blend of urban excitement and outdoor exhilaration, making it a hidden gem for travelers seeking an unforgettable experience.Whether you’re a thrill-seeker, a […]
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Gear Up for Takeoff! Top 7 Canadian Air Shows in 2024

Calling all aviation enthusiasts! Get ready to witness the awe-inspiring spectacle of aerobatic feats and marvel at cutting-edge aircraft. Let’s celebrate Canada’s rich aviation history at the incredible air shows happening across the country in 2024.  This year, with the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) marking its 100th anniversary, expect even grander displays and historical commemorations. […]
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Canadian Forces Snowbirds Airshow Schedule 2024

Beyond the experience of seeing multiple planes and having a few days of fun with friends, families, and like-minded strangers, there’s one reason lots of folks come to the Abbotsford International Airshow: the RCAF Snowbirds! Because these planes and performers draw so many people, we wanted to highlight where else this squadron can demonstrate its […]
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Thunderbirds Schedule 2023 Includes a Stop at Abbotsford International Airshow

The Thunderbirds Air Show always draws a lot of folks from all over, and it’s no wonder. This long-standing team from the United States is known for their airborne feats as they entertain people of all ages. But, of course, they’re a top performer no matter where they go, and here is where you can […]
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6 Fabulous Things to Do in Metro Vancouver This Summer

Whether the kids are out of school or you are looking for an excuse to get out of the house on summer weekends, there are plenty of fabulous places to visit in Metro Vancouver to keep you entertained. From heading outdoors to staying cool inside, here are six fun things to do in Greater Vancouver […]
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CF-101 Voodoo to be Restored to Flying Condition

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFriday, April 1, 2022 ABBOTSFORD, BC – A piece of Canadian aviation history is getting set to return to the skies! In partnership with the Royal Canadian Air Force, the Abbotsford International Airshow Society is excited to announce that the CF-101 Voodoo aircraft that currently sits at the entrance to the Abbotsford Airport […]
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Abbotsford International Airshow Society names Stacey Irwin Board Chair

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEThursday, January 13, 2022 ABBOTSFORD, BC – The Abbotsford International Airshow Society has named Stacey Irwin its new Chair of the Board of Directors. Irwin succeeds outgoing Board Chair Steve Stewart and becomes the first female Chair in the Airshow Society’s 60-year history. Stacey Irwin is a senior executive at Prospera Credit Union, […]
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Online Fan Shop Now Open!

Just in time for the holidays, we have launched an online fan store on Shopify! Fill the stocking of the Abby Airshow fan in your life with souvenirs from Canada’s National Airshow – or just treat yourself. Check out the shop here: https://abbotsford-airshow.myshopify.com/ Want to be the first to know when special sales or discounts […]
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50 Year Old Time Capsule Unsealed On Friday, August 7

On Friday, August 7, 2020, the Abbotsford International Airshow Society was joined by National Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan and Abbotsford Mayor Henry Braun to open a time capsule sealed in 1970. While the first Abbotsford International Airshow took place in 1962, the unsealing of the time capsule was in honour of the  Airshow being named […]
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VIRTUAL Abbotsford Airshow Announced for August 8

While we may not be able to bring the aerial action to the skies over Abbotsford this August, we’re bringing it right into your home with the first-ever Virtual Abbotsford Airshow on our YouTube & Facebook pages! Scheduled for 1pm PT on Saturday, August 8th, this Virtual Airshow presentation will digitally replicate the experience of a […]
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Abbotsford Airshow launches virtual Aerospace S.T.E.M. Camp

The Abbotsford International Airshow Society is partnering with GearBots Educational Resources to launch a virtual Aerospace S.T.E.M. Camp this summer for students ages 10-15. S.T.E.M. integrates the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics to teach students how to think critically and solve problems in innovative ways. The principles of S.T.E.M. are critical to the […]
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2020 Airshow Cancelled due to COVID-19

Due to the extraordinary circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Abbotsford International Airshow Society has made the decision not to proceed with the 2020 Airshow. The event will be postponed for one year, returning in August 2021. The primary goal of the Airshow Society every year is to produce an event that is safe for […]
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COVID-19 Airshow Update

Due to the extraordinary circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Abbotsford International Airshow Society has made the decision not to proceed with the 2020 Airshow. The event will be postponed for one year, returning in August 2021. The primary goal of the Airshow Society every year is to produce an event that is safe for […]
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B-25 WASP S.O.A.R. Tour Coming to Abbotsford Airshow

Unique, interactive display seeks to inspire young women to consider opportunities in aviation and aerospace. The Erickson Aircraft Collection of Madras, Oregon will bring its unprecedented B-25 WASP SOAR Tour to the 2020 Abbotsford International Airshow in August. The Tour, which features an all- female B-25 Mitchell flight, will honor the Women Airforce Service Pilots […]
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2020 Tickets On Sale December 1

Airshow Insider Pre-Sale Starts November 28! The Abbotsford International Airshow is excited to launch 2020 event tickets just in time for the holiday season. An exclusive pre-sale for members of our Airshow Insiders mailing list starts Thursday, November 28 and runs through Saturday, November 30. All tickets go on sale to the general public starting […]
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Free Outdoor Concert & Movie Night

The Abbotsford International Airshow is teaming up with Calvin Dyck to bring you not one – but two! fantastic outdoor family-friendly events to get you ready for Airshow Weekend! On Thursday, August 9th, Join us at Mill Lake Park for an interactive orchestral performance and “Lantern Puppet” parade, followed by an outdoor showing of Disney’s […]
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2019 Tickets on sale THIS WEEKEND

The Abbotsford International Airshow is excited to launch 2019 event ticket sales, this weekend. A 48-hour pre-sale for members of our Airshow Insiders mailing list starts this Saturday, December 1 & Sunday, December 2 and all tickets go on sale to the public starting on Monday, December 3. We are also excited to announce some […]
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