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Twilight show kicks off Abbotsford International Airshow tonight

The Canadian Forces CF-18 arrived in Abbotsford on Thursday, and will be performing throughout the Abbotsford International Airshow. - Tyler Olsen
The Canadian Forces CF-18 arrived in Abbotsford on Thursday, and will be performing throughout the Abbotsford International Airshow.
— image credit: Tyler Olsen

Brights lights mark the beginning of the 52nd annual Abbotsford International Airshow today (Friday) starting at 5 p.m.

This is the debut twilight show for the annual event, which runs through to Sunday.

The evening's entertainment is set to feature the pyrotechnical acrobatics of Team Rocket, and Dan Buchanan, while others – like the Jet Schoolbus and the CF-18 Hornet – will put on shows designed for the evening. The night aerobatic display of Matt Younkin's Twin Beech will be illuminated by dozens of external lights.

Gates for the twilight show open to the public at 4:30 p.m. with demos getting underway at 5 p.m., featuring most of the acts of the day shows, including the Snowbirds. The show concludes with fireworks at 9:45 p.m.

Team Rocket, which consists of pilots Ken Fowler and Eric Hansen flying planes spouting pyrotechnics into the dark sky, attracted plenty of attention earlier this summer when they gave Vancouver residents a preview of their acrobatic show.

Buchanan's night show also leans heavily on pyrotechnics and fireworks as he pilots his motorized hang glider in the night sky.

The CF-18 Hornet will team with AV8FX for a demonstration and simulated bombing run over the airport.

The fun will return in the daylight tomorrow and Sunday, with gates opening at 9 a.m. and closing at 6 p.m.

For more information, visit abbotsfordairshow.com.

Watch abbynews.com and the AbbyNews Facebook page for coverage through the weekend.

 

TWILIGHT SHOW

FRIDAY AUGUST 8

 

3:00PM   GATES OPEN TO CHALET, PRESIDENTS  CLUB and PHOTO PIT PATRONS

 

 

*Aircraft Arrivals

 

 

4:30PM    GATES OPEN TO GENERAL PUBLIC

RC Model Flights

 

-Concessions, Exhibit Area and Autograph Booth Open

 

5:00PM ADSE UAV demo

CF Skyhawks

Beechcraft Military T-6C Harvard II demo

 

5:50 PM Welcome & Opening

 

6:00PM The Canadian Forces Snowbirds

Brent Handy - Pitts S-2B

Cat Fight - F8F Bearcat & F7F Tigercat

Snoopy's Jet Doghouse

Gregory Colyer - Ace Maker T-33

Bremont Horsemen - P-51 Mustangs

Renny Price - SU-29 aerobatics

 

 

8:30PM CF-18 Hornet demo

Wall of Fire - AV8FX

Dan Buchanan - ultralight/pyrotechnics

Jet Schoolbus

Matt Younkin - Beech 18 Night Show

Team Rocket - Night Show

 

9:45PM Program Finale: Fireworks

10:30PM   GATES CLOSE

 

FULL DAY AIRSHOW

 

 

SATURDAY AUG 9/ SUNDAY AUG 10

 

9:00AM      GATES OPEN

-Concessions, Static Display, Exhibits and Autograph Booth Open

 

10:30AM RC Model Flights

Indy Boys Jet Bus teaser

 

 

11:00AM Anthem / Airshow Opening

Brent Handy - Pitts S-2B

Canadian Museum of Flight

Ken Fowler - Rocket solo

F8F Bearcat & F7F Tigercat

Snoopy's jet doghouse

 

 

12:00PM Mosquito - "F for Freddie"

Beechcraft Military T6-C Harvard II demo

CP-140 Aurora demo

Renny Price - SU-29 aerobatics

Buffalo / Skyhawks streamers

Skyhawks para demo

 

 

1:30PM Warbirds

Team Rocket - Ken Fowler/Eric Hansen

Dan Buchanan - Ultralight glider

Greg Colyer - Ace Maker T-33

Indy Boys jet schoolbus

Matt Younkin - Beech 18 aerobatics

Bremont Horsemen P-51 Mustang team

 

2:50PM CF-18 Hornet demo

 

 

3:33PM The Canadian Forces Snowbirds

 

6:00PM      GATES CLOSE

 

- See more at: http://abbotsfordairshow.com/index.php?p=1_37_SCHEDULE-OF-EVENTS#sthash.rUlj8JYk.dpuf

TWILIGHT SHOW

FRIDAY AUGUST 8

 

3:00PM   GATES OPEN TO CHALET, PRESIDENTS  CLUB and PHOTO PIT PATRONS

 

 

*Aircraft Arrivals

 

 

4:30PM    GATES OPEN TO GENERAL PUBLIC

RC Model Flights

 

-Concessions, Exhibit Area and Autograph Booth Open

 

5:00PM ADSE UAV demo

CF Skyhawks

Beechcraft Military T-6C Harvard II demo

 

5:50 PM Welcome & Opening

 

6:00PM The Canadian Forces Snowbirds

Brent Handy - Pitts S-2B

Cat Fight - F8F Bearcat & F7F Tigercat

Snoopy's Jet Doghouse

Gregory Colyer - Ace Maker T-33

Bremont Horsemen - P-51 Mustangs

Renny Price - SU-29 aerobatics

 

 

8:30PM CF-18 Hornet demo

Wall of Fire - AV8FX

Dan Buchanan - ultralight/pyrotechnics

Jet Schoolbus

Matt Younkin - Beech 18 Night Show

Team Rocket - Night Show

 

9:45PM Program Finale: Fireworks

10:30PM   GATES CLOSE

 

FULL DAY AIRSHOW

 

 

SATURDAY AUG 9/ SUNDAY AUG 10

 

9:00AM      GATES OPEN

-Concessions, Static Display, Exhibits and Autograph Booth Open

 

10:30AM RC Model Flights

Indy Boys Jet Bus teaser

 

 

11:00AM Anthem / Airshow Opening

Brent Handy - Pitts S-2B

Canadian Museum of Flight

Ken Fowler - Rocket solo

F8F Bearcat & F7F Tigercat

Snoopy's jet doghouse

 

 

12:00PM Mosquito - "F for Freddie"

Beechcraft Military T6-C Harvard II demo

CP-140 Aurora demo

Renny Price - SU-29 aerobatics

Buffalo / Skyhawks streamers

Skyhawks para demo

 

 

1:30PM Warbirds

Team Rocket - Ken Fowler/Eric Hansen

Dan Buchanan - Ultralight glider

Greg Colyer - Ace Maker T-33

Indy Boys jet schoolbus

Matt Younkin - Beech 18 aerobatics

Bremont Horsemen P-51 Mustang team

 

2:50PM CF-18 Hornet demo

 

 

3:33PM The Canadian Forces Snowbirds

 

6:00PM      GATES CLOSE

 

- See more at: http://abbotsfordairshow.com/index.php?p=1_37_SCHEDULE-OF-EVENTS#sthash.rUlj8JYk.dpuf

TWILIGHT SHOW

FRIDAY AUGUST 8

 

3:00PM   GATES OPEN TO CHALET, PRESIDENTS  CLUB and PHOTO PIT PATRONS

 

 

*Aircraft Arrivals

 

 

4:30PM    GATES OPEN TO GENERAL PUBLIC

RC Model Flights

 

-Concessions, Exhibit Area and Autograph Booth Open

 

5:00PM ADSE UAV demo

CF Skyhawks

Beechcraft Military T-6C Harvard II demo

 

5:50 PM Welcome & Opening

 

6:00PM The Canadian Forces Snowbirds

Brent Handy - Pitts S-2B

Cat Fight - F8F Bearcat & F7F Tigercat

Snoopy's Jet Doghouse

Gregory Colyer - Ace Maker T-33

Bremont Horsemen - P-51 Mustangs

Renny Price - SU-29 aerobatics

 

 

8:30PM CF-18 Hornet demo

Wall of Fire - AV8FX

Dan Buchanan - ultralight/pyrotechnics

Jet Schoolbus

Matt Younkin - Beech 18 Night Show

Team Rocket - Night Show

 

9:45PM Program Finale: Fireworks

10:30PM   GATES CLOSE

 

FULL DAY AIRSHOW

 

 

SATURDAY AUG 9/ SUNDAY AUG 10

 

9:00AM      GATES OPEN

-Concessions, Static Display, Exhibits and Autograph Booth Open

 

10:30AM RC Model Flights

Indy Boys Jet Bus teaser

 

 

11:00AM Anthem / Airshow Opening

Brent Handy - Pitts S-2B

Canadian Museum of Flight

Ken Fowler - Rocket solo

F8F Bearcat & F7F Tigercat

Snoopy's jet doghouse

 

 

12:00PM Mosquito - "F for Freddie"

Beechcraft Military T6-C Harvard II demo

CP-140 Aurora demo

Renny Price - SU-29 aerobatics

Buffalo / Skyhawks streamers

Skyhawks para demo

 

 

1:30PM Warbirds

Team Rocket - Ken Fowler/Eric Hansen

Dan Buchanan - Ultralight glider

Greg Colyer - Ace Maker T-33

Indy Boys jet schoolbus

Matt Younkin - Beech 18 aerobatics

Bremont Horsemen P-51 Mustang team

 

2:50PM CF-18 Hornet demo

 

 

3:33PM The Canadian Forces Snowbirds

 

6:00PM      GATES CLOSE

 

- See more at: http://abbotsfordairshow.com/index.php?p=1_37_SCHEDULE-OF-EVENTS#sthash.rUlj8JYk.dpuf
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