St. John’s International Airport Authority Announces Line-up for Air Show
June 25, 2009
Airshow planned to celebrate 100 years of powered flight in and 10th anniversary of the
In addition to the air shows planned for the Saturday and Sunday, the Airport Authority will host the Snowbirds at a dinner scheduled to take place on Friday, August 21st at the Delta Hotel. The dinner is open to the public and the keynote speaker will be General Rick Hillier, Honorary Grand Marshal for the Air Show. The Airport Authority has designated the Canadian Red Cross as its charity for the event and it will be recognized as such at both air shows and at the dinner.
“We are very excited to have the opportunity to host this event and to give back to the community we serve,” said
The Airport Authority is anticipating and planning for a total of 7500 spectators per show. In addition to the featured acts, spectators will have an opportunity to view a static display that will showcase varying types of aircraft and airport equipment. Concessions will be available on-site for refreshments and there will be entertainment for children.
The Air Show will be free of charge to the public. In lieu of an admission fee, the
“We’re very grateful for the support we’ve received from our local sponsors.Without it, this event would not be possible,” added Manning.
Information and event details can be found on the Airport Authority’s website (www.stjohnsairport). A Facebook page has also been created to communicate event details to the public and to generate interest and awareness of the event.