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Abbotsford Air Show's long-awaited return begins

For the first time since the pandemic began, the belovedAbbotsford Air Showis back.

Friday marks his 60th anniversary of the popular event.

"The air show event venue and attractions are open (Friday), allowing spectators to walk around his 300,000-square-foot static aircraft display and enjoy McDonald's Kids Zone Adventure Playground." We can," said the air show staff.

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The event will include "more than 30 of his food trucks offering everything from festival staples such as burgers and mini donuts to exotic dishes from around the world." bases are covered.

Update: Added RCAF Heritage Flight display to Saturday & Sunday Flight Schedule! 🍁🇨🇦

T-33 Shooting Star "Silver Star") joins the CF-18 Hornet to celebrate Canada's history of military jet aviation.#abbyairshow

📸: Derek Heyes pic.twitter.com/VBKM4xP56g

— Abbotsford Airshow (@AbbyAirshow) Aug 5 Day 2022

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Canadian Army Snowbirds were killed after one of their planes crashed. , which will not fly at this year's show, was damaged during takeoff at Fort St. John earlier this week.

Instead, the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds will be his one of the key performers of the year.

An Air Force pilot will fly his F-16 jet reaching more than 1,100 kilometers per hour on Saturday and Sunday.

"(F-16 jets) could go up to Mach 2, but we're not going to see that this weekend. We don't want to shatter the glass around here, so break the sound barrier." Instead, you can see it go 550 miles an hour," said Capt. Katie Toner, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds.

"We'll do the loops, we'll do the rolls, we'll give some sneak passes. It's going to be loud and exciting."

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Event Gates Open Afternoon Arrive at Abbotsford International Airport at 3pm. Closed on Friday and Sunday nights.

Friday night festivities include fireworks, drone light shows and hot air balloon presentations.

The Abbotsford International Air Show is a presentation of world-class military demonstration teams, civilian acrobatic performers and legendary vintage warbirds.

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