Saturday, May 18, 2024

Canadian Forces Snowbirds will be among Comox Air Show returning in May


Celebrations are in store as the Royal Canadian Air Force commemorated 100 years of service as a unique military entity on April 1st.

And what better way to do that than with the comeback of the Comox Air Show on May 18th, hosted by 19 Wing Comox.

“With just over a month to go, the excitement over this event is palpable. The Royal Canadian Air Force has a long and distinguished history with many proud traditions that merit recognition by all Canadians. Generations have served with distinction over the past century, and we look forward to honouring that history and celebrating our exciting future with the return of the Comox Air Show,” said Colonel JP Gagnon, 19 Wing Commander.

This free event will be held at 19 Wing/CFB Comox, with the gates opening from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Members of the public are invited to come and enjoy aerial displays, tour static displays, and meet the personnel of 19 Wing Comox.

The event will feature military displays, food trucks, a Kids Zone, and more.

Aerial performers will include the CF Snowbirds, the CF-18 Demo Team, CH-149 Cormorant, and CP-140 Aurora, as well as the CC-130 Hercules performing a Search and Rescue para-drop.

Other performance aircraft include the KC-135 Stratotanker and CH-146 Griffon.

Invited static aircraft include the CH-148 Cyclone, the new Airbus 330, United States Coast Guard Jayhawk and Dolphin helicopters, as well as a USCG Hercules, and a PBY Canso from Canadian Heritage Warplanes.

More info on the air show can be found online.

Comox Air Show

  • Where: 19 Wing Comox
  • When: Saturday, May 18th— 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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