Unusually for an airshow, the Abbotsford International Airport remains active throught the displays, which mean that there are a number of scheduled movements from WestJet Boeing 737’s which need to be co-ordinated with the airshow traffic. Additionally, Abbotsford is the home of Conair, who provide firefighting support for Western Canada, which during August is unfortunately affected by a high number of wildfires. Consequently, departures and arrivals are interspersed with F18, C17 and Luscombe displays – I wonder what is like to be a pilot or passenger on one of WestJet’s flights?
My thanks to the following people for assisting in my visit:
- Kate Witoszkin, Event Co-ordinator, Abbotsford International Airshow Society
- John Ens, Media Co-ordinator
- Tony Froese, Media Co-ordinator