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Snowbirds headline Waterloo Aviation Expo

May 10, 2010, Waterloo, Ont. - The Waterloo Aviation Expo & Air Show takes place on Father's Day weekend, June 19 and 20. Tickets for this summer's incredible aerial display are now on sale.

May 10, 2010  By Carey Fredericks

The Canadian Forces Snowbirds will headline this spectacular two-day event that will combine aerial and ground displays that will entertain, educate and inspire anyone who enjoys the thrill and power of flight. Mix in military power featuring modern jets, esteemed warbirds, incredible daredevil aerobatics, and top it off with a plane landing on a speeding motorhome – and you have one of this summer's best reasons to head to the Waterloo International Airport!

Other highlights will include the B-17 "Memphis Belle" Flying Fortress — the formidable WWII bomber; a Navy Corsair — representing the Canadian Navy's 100th anniversary in 2010; a Russian MiG-15, a 1960s L-29 Delfin military jet trainer and the much-admired historic Harvards and Tiger Moths.

Come out early because the tarmac will be covered with static display — additional aircraft that don't fly in the show, but allow people to see them up close, photograph them, talk to the pilots and crew, and sometimes climb aboard.

Highlighting the static display will be the Silver Dart — a replica of the original Silver Dart that flew into history books 101 years ago as the first flying aircraft in Canada. This replica aircraft travelled across the country last year commemorating the 100th anniversary of powered flight in 2009.


All this, in addition to aviation displays and exhibits allowing the public to discover and explore military and civilian aviation up close.

The Waterloo Aviation Expo & Air Show will include food concessions, a Kids Zone, a beer tent and autograph signings. Don't forget to bring along your own chairs, sunscreen, hats and cameras. Don't miss this unique and exciting family outing!

DATE: Father's Day weekend: Saturday, June 19 & Sunday, June 20
TIME: Aviation Expo and static display open 9am – 5pm. Air Show begins at 1pm.
WHERE: Region of Waterloo International Airport, 4881 Fountain Street North, Breslau (directions on the web site).
COST:  Adults    $15/$18 (ages 17 and up) (online price versus walk-up price)
          Children   $7/$10 (ages 6-16) (online price versus walk-up price)
          Children under 6    FREE
          Seniors/Veterans/Disabled $7/$10
        Family    $75 (advanced sales only; up to 6 people; includes 1 onsite parking.)
        VIP Package  $75 (advanced sales only; includes 1 onsite parking, VIP tent,
                                   catered lunch, cash bar, centre stage viewing, performer
                                   autographs. Spaces limited.)

Tickets can be purchased online at

PARKING: Plenty of onsite and offsite parking will be available. (Free shuttle buses from offsite.)

For more information, the public can
                                                                                                                1-877-359-9932 (1-877-FLY-WWFC)

The Waterloo Aviation Expo & Air Show is produced by the Waterloo-Wellington Flight Centre and made possible by dozens of dedicated volunteers.


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