Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence


June 26, 2008 16:33 ET

Media Advisory: Canadian Military Aircraft at Air Show Ottawa

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 26, 2008) - The Snowbirds Air Demonstration Team and the CF-18 Hornet will be among the Canadian Forces aircraft participating in Air Show Ottawa, June 28 and 29 in Carp, Ontario.

This year's show celebrates the 50th anniversary of NORAD and pays tribute to all CF personnel and their families.

"Our Air Force men and women are honoured by the themes of this year's air show," said Commander of Air Command and Chief of Air Staff Lieutenant-General Angus Watt. "Canada continues to play a vital role in NORAD, safeguarding our skies 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, for the past 50 years. This is but one example of the important contribution that the Canadian Forces continues to make to the safety and security of Canadians at home and abroad."

The Snowbirds and CF-18 Hornet demonstration aircraft are proudly displaying distinctive tail markings in recognition of NORAD's milestone. Other Canadian military aircraft flying at the show include a CP-140 Aurora and a CC-115 Buffalo. The Canadian Forces Parachute Team - The SkyHawks - will also be performing, while a CT-156 Harvard II training aircraft, a CT-142 Dash 8, a C-90B King Air, and a CH-124 Sea King helicopter will be on static display.

The gates open at 09:00 each morning, with the air demos starting at 12:00 and the show ending at 16:30.

Tickets can be purchased online at or at the gate.

For more information on the Air Force please visit the website at:

For more information on some air show participants based at 19 Wing Comox who call Ottawa their hometown, please visit the 19 Wing website:

For more information on Air Show Ottawa please visit the website at:

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