AIRSHOW LONDON LANDS OUTSTANDING DEMO TEAMS FOR 2020 SHOW

London, Ontario – December 12, 2019 – Airshow London is extremely excited to announce that their 2020 air show will include four military demonstration teams, a rare occurrence among air shows across North America. This week in Las Vegas Nevada during the air show’s industry’s annual convention, military demonstration teams announced their schedules for the 2020 season and Airshow London is pleased to welcome the:

  • Canadian Forces Snowbirds
  • CF-18 Demonstration Team
  • United States Air Force Thunderbirds
  • United States Army Golden Knights

“These are exciting times for Airshow London and our community and region.” said Jim Graham Chair of Airshow London.  “The addition of the United States Air Force Thunderbirds is an especially huge win as this team only schedules on Canadian location per season. We are so excited to offer this rare opportunity to our attendees with their 2020 performance.  In addition. We are proud to  welcome our Canadian demonstration teams, not only for their spectacular performances but for the great way they engage with our attendees and community’.

These performances will be complimented by additional military and civilian flying displays which will be announced over the coming months as well as an impressive ground display which include additional aircrafts to the ones flying that will be parked on the ground all weekend for attendees to see up close, speak to the pilots and crews and in many cases climb aboard.

Airshow London 2020 will run from September 11-13, with performances on Friday night, Saturday and Sunday afternoon.

Airshow London is proud to be a family friendly event and supports family engagement by allowing children 7 and under FREE admission all weekend long.

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Background

Canadian Forces Snowbirds

One of the most popular military aerial demonstration teams in the world, the Snowbirds were created in 1971. The Snowbirds are featured in about 60 air shows each year, performing with experienced members of the Royal Canadian Air Force in Canadair CT-114 Tutor jets. Each 35-minute performance includes over 50 formations and maneuvers with distances as close as 4 feet of wing overlap and at speeds ranging from 110 to 465 mph.

CF-18 Hornet
Every year, the Air Force selects a special group of people to make up the CF-18 Demonstration Team. The CF-18 Demonstration Team is a truly national team; its members all come from RCAF units across the country, and all are selected for their superior performance, dedication to excellence, and the desire to represent Canada’s operational air force.

United States Air Force Thunderbirds

The Thunderbirds squadron is an Air Combat Command unit composed of eight pilots (including six demonstration pilots), four support officers, three civilians and more than 130 enlisted personnel performing in 25 career fields. A Thunderbirds air demonstration is a mix of formation flying and solo routines. The four-aircraft diamond formation demonstrates the training and precision of Air Force pilots, while the solo aircraft highlight the maximum capabilities of the F-16 Fighting Falcon

US Army Golden Knights 
Since 1962, the Golden Knights have conducted more than 16,000 shows in 50 states and 48 countries. They’ve earned the U.S. Army 2,148 gold, 1,117 silver, and 693 bronze medals in national and international skydiving competitions and have broken 348 world records! The team will join us at Airshow London for thrilling daytime performances and a jump in the night show that will have you on the edge of your seat until the moment they touch ground.

 

About Airshow London

The mission of AIRSHOW LONDON is to showcase the aviation, aerospace and defence industry sectors in the London area; provide incredible opportunities for students; and put on an awesome and entertaining show!

AIRSHOW LONDON is a non-for-profit organization, governed by a board of directors from the private, public and educational sectors that adds to London’s rich culture, aviation heritage and defence industries.

AIRSHOW LONDON also supports the Children’s Hospital Foundation and several veterans’ charities. AIRSHOW LONDON provides real-world opportunities to students by teaming up with Fanshawe College’s Norton Wolf School of Aviation Technology and more than 30 other Fanshawe curriculums to give students on-the-ground- practical experience.

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