Aviation News Journal - Vol.33 No.8
The Canadian International Airshow, USS Ford: First of its Class, High Skill, High Altitude: The Gendarmerie Mountain Flying Training Centre, Bastille Parade Over Paris, Spanish Forces’ Parade in Madrid, Host Nation Support: More than Just a Phrase, Remembering the Pioneers: Dr. Robert Goddard
This year’s annual convention turned out to be another record-setting year. Attendance was approximately 677,000, up from the previous record of 650,000 last year. But attendance numbers weren’t the only record.
In April, the 5th edition of the biennial airshow, Feria Aeroespacial México (FAMEX, Mexico Aerospace Fair) was held. The location was the completely renovated and upgraded airbase of Santa Lucía, just north of Mexico City.
During the early 1900s, he was known as ‘the man who owns the sky.’ A hundred years later, some refer to him as the ‘father of aerobatics.’ Lincoln Beachey was arguably the most famous pilot of whom you have never heard.
An airshow out of the ordinary that made us live an aerial experience as we had never known in the region, with a new breathtaking night show.
After two difficult years, Aero Gatineau-Ottawa has succeeded in returning its 5th edition, which took place from September 16 to 18, 2022, to normal. This year, the show was bigger than ever, with a total of sixty aircraft present on the tarmac and in the sky.
The first Central Coast AirFest was held in 2018, and was supposed to be the start of a yearly tradition. Then, in 2019, the show was held again, but the COVID-19 pandemic put a spanner in the works. However, after two years of absence, the third edition was held in October this year in the Californian city of Santa Maria.
On November 12, a Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress and Bell P-63F Kingcobra collided at the Wings over Dallas airshow. Tragically, all occupants of the two aircraft died in the accident.
For its 2022 edition, the Canadian International Air Show (CIAS) finally returned to its usual format with its reserved area located in the heart of downtown Toronto, directly on the Lake Ontario waterfront and in front of the iconic CN Tower, during the Labour Day weekend of September 3 to 5.
This year, the Royal International Air Tattoo was held at RAF Fairford in Gloustershire, Great Britain. This event is the largest military airshow in the world and is normally held every year. However, due to Covid, this was the first edition in three years, so many people welcomed the return of the military jets, helicopters, and other participants.
After a noticeable absence from the airshow scene due to Covid restrictions, Wings Over Springbank returned to Alberta on July 23 and 24 to thrill aviation enthusiasts from Calgary and surrounding areas.
Held from August 5 to 7, the 60th Anniversary edition of the Abbotsford International Airshow had a stunning array of flying and static aircraft in its lineup.
As a result of the accident involving a 431 (Air Demonstration) Squadron CT-114 Tutor aircraft on August 2, 2022 in Fort St. John, B.C. the Commander of 1 Canadian Air Division has ordered an operational pause on the CT-114 fleet.