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Twilight show begins at the Abbotsford International Airshow

As the light begins to fade, the dazzling displays at the Abbotsford International Airshow's twilight show are only beginning.

Crowds have gathered to witness 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.

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.

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