Canadian International Airshow 2010

Saturday’s extreme weather caused  the cancellation of the first day of the 2010 Canadian International Air Show after only one plane took flight for eager crowds. Show organizers were pleased to see a much calmer Sunday forecast, which meant that the pilots were able to take to the skies and strut their stuff. This year’s air show didn’t have as diverse of a lineup as in previous years (2009 showcased the F-22 Raptor and the Blue Angels) but was still a thrill to watch from the ground. According to the CIAS, the number of “disruptive” aircraft displays has been reduced this year. Even with this reduced disruption, aircraft aficionados were able to cheer on their favorite planes. Some of the participants this year included the iconic Canadian Forces Snowbirds, the CF-18, heart-stopping stunt aerobatics by Mike Wiskus in his Pitts, the USAF F-16 Viper, the HMS Fredericton and even a special guest appearance by the Canadian C-17 Globemaster before it embarked on a mission to Afghanistan.

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