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14 Wing Greenwood to host international air show

Air Show Atlantic executive director Colin Stephenson visited 14 Wing Greenwood to share some exciting news Jan. 27.
Air Show Atlantic executive director Colin Stephenson visited 14 Wing Greenwood to share some exciting news Jan. 27.

GREENWOOD - The skies above 14 Wing will become a venue for a world-class air show in August.

The Atlantic Canada International Air Show is coming to 14 Wing Greenwood Aug. 26-27.

“We're now celebrating our 75th anniversary and we get to celebrate it with a world-class air show,” said CFB Greenwood Wing Commander Col. Patrick Thauberger at an announcement event hosted in the base headquarters building Jan. 27.

Representatives of the Nova Scotia International Air Show Association participated in the announcement and confirmed that the Canadian Forces 431 Air Demonstration Squadron (Snowbirds) and CF-18 Hornets will perform at the event.

The show will feature several types of aircraft, and include interactive exhibits as well as exciting demonstrations. The concrete details will be confirmed closer to the show date as work continues to book performers and guest speakers.

Air Show Atlantic executive director Colin Stephenson said he anticipates the show will bring about 10,000 people to Greenwood throughout the weekend.

“We'll have folks coming from far and wide to see the Snowbirds fly,” he said, later noting that the CF-18 Hornets will also be a significant draw.

“This is their premier front line fighter for Canada.”

The organizers are seeking funding from all three levels of government in order to offset some of the costs associated with hosting the air show that, estimates predict, could result in more than $2 million in economic spinoffs.

“The fans will have a lot to look forward to,” said Stephenson.

Learn more about the upcoming event by visiting www.airshowatlantic.ca.

The Atlantic Canada International Air Show is coming to 14 Wing Greenwood Aug. 26-27.

“We're now celebrating our 75th anniversary and we get to celebrate it with a world-class air show,” said CFB Greenwood Wing Commander Col. Patrick Thauberger at an announcement event hosted in the base headquarters building Jan. 27.

Representatives of the Nova Scotia International Air Show Association participated in the announcement and confirmed that the Canadian Forces 431 Air Demonstration Squadron (Snowbirds) and CF-18 Hornets will perform at the event.

The show will feature several types of aircraft, and include interactive exhibits as well as exciting demonstrations. The concrete details will be confirmed closer to the show date as work continues to book performers and guest speakers.

Air Show Atlantic executive director Colin Stephenson said he anticipates the show will bring about 10,000 people to Greenwood throughout the weekend.

“We'll have folks coming from far and wide to see the Snowbirds fly,” he said, later noting that the CF-18 Hornets will also be a significant draw.

“This is their premier front line fighter for Canada.”

The organizers are seeking funding from all three levels of government in order to offset some of the costs associated with hosting the air show that, estimates predict, could result in more than $2 million in economic spinoffs.

“The fans will have a lot to look forward to,” said Stephenson.

Learn more about the upcoming event by visiting www.airshowatlantic.ca.

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