Kick-Start Your Summer at the 2014 Waterloo Air Show

June 9th, 2014 by Comment button No Comments »

Kick-start your summer by experiencing amazing aerial displays at the 2014 Waterloo Air Show. Aviation is showcased both in the air and on the ground. Returning favourites will include spectacular displays by the Canadian Forces Snowbirds, Canada’s CF-18 fighter jet demonstration, daring aerobatics, warbirds and more.

Four new acts will be in Waterloo this year:

  • Jet School Bus — a 367 mph school bus may be impractical for getting the kids to school but they’re going to love the roar and flames as the Indy Boys take to the runway
  • B-17 bombers – not one, but two historical WWII B-17 bombers will be in Waterloo this year. Last year did see one B-17 in Waterloo but it was on ground display. This year, one will fly. And incredibly, both B-17 Yankee Lady & B-17 Sentimental Journey will be offering rides for $450 U.S. With 12,000 B-17s built, they became one of the most important aircraft of WWII.
  • Lucas Oil Skydivers — Look way up and marvel at these 3 talented skydivers as they ride the winds using their highly maneuverable parachutes.
  • Mike Tryggvason – hard work comes easy to this son of Canadian astronaut Bjarni Tryggvason;

  • Acts rounding out the 2014 Waterloo Air Show line-up include:

  • Canadian Forces Snowbirds – with their awe-inspiring 9-plane aerobatic formations
    • Canadian Forces CF-18 demonstration jet – Canada’s fighter jet
    • L-29 – flown by air show co-producer Richard Cooper
  • Kent Pietsch & his yellow Jelly Belly plane – veteran U.S. aerobatic performer with 3 separate acts
  • Mike Wiskus, aerobatics – a former U.S. aerobatic champ, Mike’s performance is incredible!
    • Gord Price – a 71-year-old aerobatic pilot from Thornbury flying a YAK 50, Serial #1
  • T-33 Silver Star – the ‘Mako Shark’ from the Jet Aircraft Museum in London
  • Harvard Formation Team – 4 planes from the Canadian Harvard Aircraft Assoc. in Tillsonburg
    • Wayne Hadath – a Kitchener resident who races his home-built F1-Rocket
    • Danny Richer – Brantford resident flying his Strikemaster
    • Pyro – lots of smoke and flame — kaboom!
  • (all acts are subject to change due to operational duties and mechanical difficulties)

    A Static Display (aircraft parked on the tarmac all weekend) will offer this year’s guests additional opportunities to see aircraft up close, take photos and speak to the pilots. Most significantly are a number of WWII and post-WWII aircraft including a B-17 (offering rides), TBM Avenger, AC-47 Spooky, C-46 Commando, C-123 Provider and a B-25 Mitchell.

    This two-day family event will also offer additional entertainment and activities including an Autograph Tent, displays, vendors, a kids amusement area, Food Truck Alley and licensed areas.

    Bring your chairs and cameras out to the Region of Waterloo International Airport and let your wings soar!

    DATE: Saturday, June 28 & Sunday, June 29
    TIME: Gates open 10am – 5pm. Air Show begins at 1pm.
    WHERE: Region of Waterloo International Airport, 4881 Fountain Street North, Breslau
    COST: General Admission $30 (buy online and save)
    Children 5-12 $15 (buy online and save)
    Seniors (65+) $17 (buy online and save)
    Family Pass $80 (NEW this year)
    Children under 5 FREE
    Veterans: FREE (with proper ID) (escorts pay admission)
    Sky Chalet Tent: $170 (Air Show Insiders get a reduced rate of $125)
    (advanced online sales only; limited tickets)
    Includes 1 onsite parking, VIP tent with tables and chairs, catered lunch, 2 alcohol tickets and cash bar, centre stage viewing, 2014/15 calendar, performer autographs.

    TICKETS: Tickets available at or at the gate.
    PARKING: $5 off-site parking; shuttle buses to airport grounds.


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