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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.
“The silver lining is that the team has been cleared to fly, but now must return to home base in Moose Jaw in order to prepare for future airshows.”
What can visitors expect at this year’s edition of AirVenture? Here are a few elements unique to AirVenture 2022.
Aero Gatineau-Ottawa was back for its 4th edition from September 10 to 12, 2021, at Gatineau-Ottawa Executive Airport (CYND), after having been cancelled in 2020 due to the global pandemic.
A show presented during a period of sanitary restrictions for COVID 19 reaches an audience beyond all expectations.