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Air Show Report : Airshow London 2017

2017 Airshow London – Ontario, Canada

Air show report by Ron Cembrowski from the 2017 Airshow London at London International Airport in Ontario, Canada, with photos taken on September 21 to 25, including arrival days, Friday's "Hour of Power" twilight show, and Monday departures.

Airshow London Rebirth

Back in September 2016, after an absence of 12 years, the long-awaited return of an air show to London, Ontario, became a reality.

The new not-for-profit organization is called ‘Airshow London’. The Airshow London board of directors come from the private, public and educational sectors. The air show works with the City of London and businesses which include London International Airport and Fanshawe College’s School of Aviation Technology.

As a non-profit organization, Airshow London supports children’s healthcare, Veterans and support programs, and aviation technology education programs.

Airshow London 2016 weekend was attended by over 20,000 spectators and resulted in an investment of over $700K dollars in local products and services and an overall economic impact of over $2M dollars.

Airshow London 2016 became the largest military air show in Canada that year.

THURSDAY

RCAF CF-188 188766
RCAF CF-188 188734
ITPS HU-16 N7025J
RCAF CT-114 114161 SB10
RCAF Snowbirds
RCAF Snowbirds
USN F/A-18F 166467
USAF F-22As 325 FW
USAF F-22A 00-4015
USAF F-22A 02-4035
USAF F-22A 00-4015
USAF F-22A 00-4015
USAF F-22A 00-4015
USAF F-22A 00-4015
USAF F-22A 02-4035
SC-7 Skyvan N193WW
USN F-35C 169161
USN F-35C 169161
USN F-35C 169161
USN F-35C 169161
USN F-35C 169161
USN F-35C 169161
ITPS L-29 C-FLVB
P-51D Mustang NL51JB

2017 Airshow London

After hitting the ground running in 2016, Airshow London 2017, held on Friday, September 22 to Sunday, September 24, was even bigger and better. Once again, the air show took the top position for Canadian military air shows for 2017.

The show celebrated ‘Canada 150’, the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation.

The 2017 program line-up included the USAF Air Combat Command F-35 Heritage Flight Team with the P-51D “Bald Eagle”, the US Navy East Coast F/A-18F Super Hornet Demo Team, the RCAF CF-18 Demo Team in the special ‘Canada 150’ colour scheme and the RCAF Snowbirds.

Fighter Friday

Although the Friday before the air show weekend is still largely participating aircraft arrivals, practise shows, and air show field set-up, as in 2016 there was a “Fighter Friday” or “Hour of Power” twilight show, with gates opening to the public at 16:00 hrs and the show starting at 17:00 hrs.

The evening show was great opportunity to see all the featured jet demo teams as well the MiG-17PF, with its very unique VK-1 afterburning turbo-jet engine, flown by Randy Ball.

The show line parallels Rwy 15-33 and you can get some lovely evening light illuminating the aircraft, often with spectacular afterburner glow. However, Friday being the first day of Autumn and with the sun setting earlier and earlier as the days progress towards winter, the useable light levels do drop off very quickly (sunset occurred shortly after 19:00 hrs).

After a brief time of constantly adjusting the camera sensor speed setting upwards from ISO 2000 to ISO 6400 and running head long into ISO 12800, with its impossibly low resolution and very “noisy” images, it becomes rather futile to try to get a decent “jet with afterburner” shot in the dark. I just resolved to simply put my camera down and enjoyed watching the show.

Weekend Air Show

On Saturday (September 23) and Sunday (September 24) the gates opened to the Public at 09:00 hrs, with the flying display beginning at 13:00 hrs.

    The weekend air show flying schedule was as follows:
  • Canadian Forces SkyHawks
  • RCAF CF-18 Demo Team
  • USAF ACC F-35 Heritage Flight Team
  • US Navy East Coast F/A-18 Super Hornet Demo
  • USAF 70th Anniversary Fly-bys
  • US ANG F-15C (Saturday only)
  • US ANG F-16C (Sunday only)
  • US ANG A-10
  • MiG-17PF (Randy Ball)
  • DH115 Vampire (Jerry Conley)
  • Edge 540 (Pete McLeod Aerobatics)
  • RCAF CC-115 (Saturday only)
  • RCAF CT-155 and CT-156 Heritage Display
  • RCAF Heritage Flight (CF-18 ‘Canada 150’ Hornet and DH115 Vampire)
  • RCAF Snowbirds

All told, by my count, there were at least 58 aircraft on the ramp (static and hot) participating in the air show, including 16 from the USAF, 10 from the US Navy and Coast Guard and 23 from the RCAF (although a couple of these only made brief appearances as air show transport/support aircraft), and 1 from the RAAF.

The Static Displays were available from gate opening and closed at 17:45 hrs. The air show gates closed at 18:00 hrs.

In spite of a number of cancellations because of operational considerations (the B-1B had been previously confirmed but cancelled) due to both the global political climate and the very unfortunate severe hurricane season experienced in the southern US, the hot and static ramps were full with little or no additional room to spare. For that matter the KC-135T (58-0099, Old Iron II) from the 171st Air Refuelling Wing (PA ANG) was parked on a separate ramp south of the air show area. It was only seen as a fly-by display.

View the full list of aircraft of the 2017 Airshow London

Airshow London Photo Tour access

The photo pit was located in the same spot as all of the previous London air shows of many years past. Situated at the north-west corner of the main taxi-way (paralleling Rwy 15-33) and south of Rwy 09-27 the photo pit area provides a first-class view of aircraft movements (arrivals and departures) and the air display which runs along Rwy 15-33.

The 2016 Airshow London offered a 4-day Photo Tour pass for the air show weekend, including Friday arrivals and Monday departures. This year, the 2017 Airshow London, added a fifth day on Thursday September 21. Access on the Thursday as well as on the Monday departure day was only available to the full 5-day Photo Tour pass holders (Thursday through Monday). The total cost for the 5 days was $328 CDN ($250 US).

The addition of Thursday was most welcome since the heavy aircraft (in this case the KC-10A, KC-135R and KC-135T) will often show up a day earlier than the regular scheduled (Friday) arrival day and as with most air show arrivals they will often treat the photographers and air show staff/volunteers to a fly-by or a touch and go or two. It’s a prime opportunity to photograph the larger aircraft before they park at the static ramp.

General admission gate opening for Saturday and Sunday was 09:00 hrs, but the Photo Tour pass provided early access at 07:00 hrs on those two days. This provides a good opportunity to get relatively unobstructed photos of both the static ramp and hot ramp aircraft. The Thursday, Friday and Monday Photo tour check-in was 08:30 – 09:00 hrs. Access on those days was not available to the general public except for the Friday evening “Twilight Show”.

Although there was a separate Media Area set up, the photo pit area is far more ideal location. It’s spacious, secure, has separate toilet facilities, and a large tented area to escape the sun (and hopefully not the rain!). Snacks, water and other non-alcohol drinks are provided as part of the package.

The area is restricted to those who have purchased Photo Tour passes (full 5-day pass or weekend passes). Media were not allowed in the Photo Tour pit. As well Media were only invited to the Friday arrival day (and evening Twilight Show) and the Saturday and Sunday show days.

The 5-day Photo Tour package is definitely well worth the cost, not only because of the excellent location and top rate volunteer services, but also because the show is a not-for-profit event that helps to support the local community.

It’s to the credit of the organizers who took lessons learned from the previous year to make the 2017 event that much better. A thanks is owned to Mr. Jim Fisk, Director – Photo Services and the all the Photo Tour pit volunteers who helped to make photographing the show such a success.

Airshow London 2018 is scheduled for September 7 – 9.
More information can be obtained on their website at airshowlondon.com

F-35 Lightning II

As a side note, this was the first time I’d seen an F-35 of any variant. It was very interesting to see the US Navy F-35C Lightning II alongside the two USAF F-35A Lightning IIs on the hot ramp. Although all three F-35 variants are fifth-generation supersonic stealth fighters and are said to have similar performance, each is built to suit various combat missions and basing requirements which defines the three different specialized airframes. This ranges from the conventional take-off and landing (CTOL) configuration of the USAF F-35A to the US Marine F-35B short take-off and vertical landing (STOVL) variant and the US Navy carrier variant (CV) with its obvious larger, more robust landing gear. What I found quite surprising was that the physical differences between the A and C variants at the show were quite noticeable.

Not having read too much on the F-35 program details in the past I had always assumed that much of the airframe dimensions (components) were the same. A quick review of the Lockheed-Martin F-35 “Fast Facts Sheet” revealed that this was certainly not the case. Both the F-35A and F-35C are at, or near, the same length however there is a distinct height difference with the F-35A at 4.38 m and the F-35C at 4.48 m. The two dimensions that really stand out are the horizontal tail spans with the F-35A at 6.86 m and the F-35C at 8.02 m and the wing spans with the F-35A at 10.7 m and the F-35C at the much larger 13.1 m. It seems that the original proposed 3-in-1 cost savings of the three variants, never did materialize given the very different design requirements. According to an April 4, 2017 Bloomberg Businessweek article the degree of commonality (shared features) among the three versions of the F-35 was not the anticipated 70 percent but only 25 percent, so the original hoped-for economies of scale never materialized.

Having said all of this, the F-35 is an extremely impressive piece of aviation design and technology to witness in flight.

P-51D Mustang NL51JB
USAF F-35A 12-5055
USAF F-35A 12-5055
USAF F-35A 11-5038
USAF F-35A 11-5038
USAF KC-10A 79-1948
USAF F-35A 12-5055
USAF KC-10A 79-1948
USAF KC-10A 79-1948
USAF KC-10A 79-1948
USAF F-35A 11-5038
USAF F-35A 11-5038
USAF F-35A 11-5038
USAF F-35A 11-5038
USAF F-35A 12-5055
USAF F-35A 12-5055
USAF F-35A 12-5055
RCAF CF-188 188734
RCAF CF-188 188734
RCAF CF-188 188788
RCAF CF-188 188788
RCAF CF-188B 188938
RCAF CF-188 188788
RCAF CF-188B 188938
RCAF CF-188B 188938
RCAF CF-188 188788
RCAF CF-188B 188938
RCAF CF-188 188788
USN MH-60S 166349
USN MH-60S 166349
USN MH-60S 166349
US ANG KC-135T 58-0099
US ANG KC-135T 58-0099
US AFRC KC-135R 58-0015
US AFRC KC-135R 58-0015
US AFRC KC-135R 58-0015

FRIDAY

SC-7 Skyvan N193WW
SC-7 Skyvan N193WW
RAAF KC-30A A39-002
RAAF KC-30A A39-002
RAAF KC-30A A39-002
RAAF KC-30A A39-002
Canadian Forces SkyHawks
Canadian Forces SkyHawks
Canadian Forces SkyHawks
Canadian Forces SkyHawks
USN F-35C 169161
USN F-35C 169161
USN F/A-18F 166467
USN F/A-18F 166467
USAF F-22A 00-4015
USN F/A-18F 166467
Randy Ball MiG-17PF NX620PF
Randy Ball MiG-17PF NX620PF
Randy Ball MiG-17PF NX620PF
Randy Ball MiG-17PF NX620PF
Pete McLeod Edge 540 C-GXRB
Pete McLeod Edge 540 C-GXRB
Pete McLeod Edge 540 C-GXRB
Pete McLeod Edge 540 C-GXRB
RCAF CF-188 188734
DH115 Vampire N593RH
RCAF Heritage Flight CF-188 DH115
RCAF CF-188 188734
RCAF CF-188 188734
USAF F-35A 11-5038
USAF Heritage Flight P-51D F-35A
USAF Heritage Flight P-51D F-35A
USAF Heritage Flight P-51D F-35A
RCAF CF-188 188734
US ANG KC-135T 58-0099
US ANG KC-135T 58-0099
US ANG KC-135T 58-0099
USN F/A-18F 165808
USN F/A-18F 165808
USN F/A-18F 165808
USN F/A-18F 165808
USN E-2C 166507
US ANG A-10Cs 107 FS MI ANG
US ANG A-10C 80-0265
US ANG A-10C 80-0224
US ANG A-10C 80-0265
US ANG A-10C 80-0224
USN C-2A 162157
USN C-2A 162157
US ANG  C-130H-30 93-2041
US ANG  C-130H-30 93-2041
US ANG F-15C 80-0035
US ANG F-15C 78-0536
US ANG F-15C 78-0536
US ANG F-15C 80-0035
US ANG C-130H-30 93-2041
US ANG F-15C 78-0536
US ANG F-15C 80-0035
US ANG F-15C 78-0536
RCAF CT-142 142805
RCAF CT-142 142805
RCAF CF-188B 188938
RCAF CF-188B 188938
RCAF CF-188B 188938
USCG HC-144A 2308
USCG HC-144A 2308
USCG HC-144A 2308
USN E-6B 164409
USN E-6B 164409
USN E-6B 164409
RCAF CF-188s F-16s
RCAF CF-188s F-16s
RCAF CF-188 188788
RCAF CF-188 188788
RCAF CF-188B 188938
RCAF CF-188B 188938
US ANG  F-16CM 89-2129
US ANG  F-16CM 89-2112
US ANG  F-16CM 90-0702
RCAF CC-177 177703
RCAF CC-177 177703
RCAF CC-177 177703
US ANG  F-16CM 90-0702
US ANG  F-16CM 90-0702
US ANG  F-16CM 89-2129
US ANG  F-16CM 89-2112
US ANG  F-16CM 89-2112
RCAF CF-188 188788
RCAF CF-188B 188938
US ANG  F-16CM 89-2112
US ANG  F-16CM 90-0702
US ANG  F-16CM 89-2129
US ANG  F-16CM 89-2112
US ANG  F-16CM 89-2112
USN F/A-18F 166467
USN F/A-18F 166467
USN F/A-18F 166467
USN F/A-18F 166467
USN F/A-18F 166467
USN F/A-18F 166467
P-51D Mustang NL51JB
USAF F-35A 11-5038
USAF Heritage Flight P-51D &  F-35A
USAF Heritage Flight P-51D &  F-35A
USAF F-35A 11-5038
USAF F-35A 11-5038
USAF F-35A 11-5038
P-51D Mustang NL51JB
USAF F-35A 11-5038
P-51D Mustang NL51JB
RCAF Snowbirds
RCAF Snowbirds
RCAF Snowbirds
RCAF Snowbirds
RCAF Snowbirds
RCAF Snowbirds
RCAF Snowbirds
RCAF Snowbirds
RCAF Snowbirds
RCAF Snowbirds
RCAF Snowbirds
RCAF Snowbirds
RCAF Snowbirds
RCAF Snowbirds
RCAF Snowbirds
USN F/A-18Es VFA-14
USN F/A-18E 168482
RCAF CC-177 177703
Randy Ball MiG-17PF NX620PF
RCAF Heritage Flight DH115 Vampire & CF-188

SATURDAY

SC-7 Skyvan N193WW
US ANG A-10C 80-0224
RCAF CT-155 155217
RCAF CT-155 155217
USN F/A-18F 166467
USN F/A-18F 165808
RCAF CT-155 155213
USAF F-35A 11-5038
RCAF CC-115 115457
RCAF CC-115 115457
USAF KC-30A A39-002
USAF KC-30A A39-002
USAF KC-30A A39-002
USAF KC-30A A39-002
USAF KC-135R 58-0015
USAF F-22A 00-4015
USAF F-22A 00-4015
USAF F-22A 00-4015
USN F-35C 169161
USN F-35C 169161
USN F-35C 169161
USAF KC-10A 79-1948
USAF KC-10A 79-1948
USAF KC-10A 79-1948
USCG HC-144A 2308
USCG HC-144A 2308
ITPS HU-16 N7025J
US ANG F-15C 78-0536
USN F/A-18E 168482
USN F/A-18E 168484
RCAF CC-115 115457
RCAF CC-115 115457
CF SkyHawks
CF SkyHawks
CF SkyHawks
CF SkyHawks
CF SkyHawks
CF SkyHawks
CF SkyHawks
SC-7 Skyvan N193WW
RCAF CC-115 115457
RCAF CC-115 115457
SAR Tech 442 Sqn
SAR Tech 442 Sqn
RCAF CC-115 115457
RCAF CC-115 115457
DH115 Vampire N593RH
DH115 Vampire N593RH
DH115 Vampire N593RH
DH115 Vampire N593RH
US ANG F-15C 78-0509
US ANG F-15C 78-0509
US ANG F-15C 78-0509
RCAF CT-155 155213
US ANG A-10C 80-0265
US ANG A-10C 80-0224
Pete McLeod Edge 540 C-GXRB
Pete McLeod Edge 540 C-GXRB
RCAF CT-156 & CT-155 Display
RCAF CT-156 & CT-155 Display
RCAF CT-156 & CT-155 155213 Display
USN F/A-18F 166467
USN F/A-18F 166467
USN F/A-18F 166467
USN F/A-18F 166467
USN F/A-18F 166467
USN F/A-18F 166467
Randy Ball MiG-17PF NX620PF
Randy Ball MiG-17PF NX620PF
US ANG A-10C 80-0265
US ANG A-10C 80-0224
Randy Ball MiG-17PF NX620PF
Randy Ball MiG-17PF NX620PF
Randy Ball MiG-17PF NX620PF
Randy Ball MiG-17PF NX620PF
US ANG KC-135T 58-0099
US ANG KC-135T 58-0099
US ANG KC-135T 58-0099
US ANG KC-135T 58-0099
US ANG A-10C 80-0265
US ANG A-10C 80-0265
P-51D Mustang NL51JB
USAF F-35A 12-5055
USAF Heritage Flight P-51D &  F-35A
USAF Heritage Flight P-51D &  F-35A
USAF F-35A 12-5055
P-51D Mustang NL51JB
USAF F-35A 12-5055
USAF F-35A 12-5055
USAF F-35A 12-5055
USAF F-35A 12-5055
USAF F-35A 12-5055
USAF F-35A 12-5055
P-51D Mustang NL51JB
RCAF CF-188 188734
RCAF CF-188 188734
RCAF CF-188 188734
RCAF CF-188 188734
RCAF Heritage Flight CF-188 & DH115
RCAF Heritage Flight CF-188 & DH115
RCAF Heritage Flight CF-188 & DH115

SUNDAY

USN F/A-18E 168482
USN F/A-18F 165808
US ANG A-10C 80-0224
US ANG A-10C 80-0265
RCAF CT-155 155212
RCAF CT-156 156116
RCAF CF-188 188734
RCAF CF-188 188766
RCAF CF-188 188766
RCAF CF-188 188766
RCAF CF-188 188766
DH115 Vampire N593RH
DH115 Vampire N593RH
DH115 Vampire N593RH
DH115 Vampire N593RH
DH115 Vampire N593RH
CF SkyHawks
CF SkyHawks
CF SkyHawks
CF SkyHawks
DH115 Vampire N593RH
DH115 Vampire N593RH
USN F-35C 169161
USN F-35C 169161
USN F-35C 169161
USN F-35C 169161
USAF F-22A 00-4015
USAF F-22A 00-4015
USAF F-22A 00-4015
USAF F-22A 02-4035
USAF F-22A 02-4035
US ANG F-15C 78-0509
US ANG F-15C 78-0509
US ANG F-15C 78-0509
US ANG F-15C 78-0509
US ANG F-15C 78-0509
RCAF CT-156 156116
RCAF CT-156 & CT-155 Display
US ANG A-10C 80-0265
US ANG A-10C 80-0224
US ANG A-10C 80-0224
US ANG A-10C 80-0224
Pete McLeod Edge 540 C-GXRB
Pete McLeod Edge 540 C-GXRB
RCAF CT-156 & CT-155 Display
RCAF CT-156 & CT-155 Display
RCAF CT-156 156116
RCAF CT-156 & CT-155 Display
US ANG F-16CM 90-0702
US ANG F-16CM 89-2112
RCAF CT-156 156116
RCAF CT-156 156116
RCAF CT-155 155212
RCAF CT-155 155212
RCAF CT-155 155213
RCAF CT-155 155213
USN F/A-18F 166467
USN F/A-18F 166467
USN F/A-18F 166467
USN F/A-18F 166467
USN F/A-18F 166467
Randy Ball MiG-17PF NX620PF
Randy Ball MiG-17PF NX620PF
Randy Ball MiG-17PF NX620PF
US ANG A-10C 80-0265
US ANG A-10C 80-0265
US ANG A-10C 80-0265
US ANG A-10C 80-0224
US ANG A-10C 80-0224
P-51D Mustang NL51JB
P-51D Mustang NL51JB
USAF F-35A 12-5055
USAF F-35A 12-5055
USAF F-35A 12-5055
USAF Heritage Flight P-51D &  F-35A
USAF Heritage Flight P-51D &  F-35A
USAF Heritage Flight P-51D &  F-35A
USAF F-35A 12-5055
RCAF CF-188 188734
RCAF CF-188 188734
RCAF CF-188 188734
RCAF CF-188 188734
RCAF CF-188 188734
DH115 Vampire N593RH
DH115 Vampire N593RH
RCAF Snowbirds
RCAF Snowbirds
RCAF CT-114 114090 SB6
RCAF CF-188 188734
RCAF CF-188 188734
RCAF Snowbirds
RCAF Snowbirds
USN F/A-18F 165808
USN F/A-18F 165808
Randy Ball MiG-17PF NX620PF
RCAF Snowbirds
RCAF Snowbirds
RCAF Snowbirds
RCAF Snowbirds
RCAF Snowbirds
RCAF Snowbirds
RCAF Snowbirds
RCAF Snowbirds
RCAF Snowbirds
RCAF Snowbirds
RCAF Snowbirds
RCAF Snowbirds
RCAF Snowbirds
RCAF Snowbirds
RCAF Snowbirds
RCAF Snowbirds
RCAF Snowbirds
RCAF CF-188 188766
RCAF CF-188 188766
RCAF CF-188 188766
RCAF CF-188 188766
RCAF CF-188 188766

MONDAY

RCAF C-130J 130612
USAF KC-10A 79-1948
USAF KC-10A 79-1948
USAF KC-10A 79-1948
US AFRC KC-135R 58-0015
US AFRC KC-135R 58-0015
USN E-2C 166507
USN E-2C 166507
USN E-2C 166507
RCAF CT-142 142805
USN C-2A 162157
USN C-2A 162157
USN C-2A 162157
RCAF CF-188 188734 & CT-133 C-FUPP
CT-133 C-FUPP (133573)
RCAF CF-188 188734
USN E-6B 164409
USN E-6B 164409
USN E-6B 164409
US ANG A-10C 80-0265
US ANG A-10C 80-0265
USN E-6B 164409
USN E-6B 164409
USCG HC-144A 2308


    References:
  • 2017 Airshow London Program
  • 2017 Corporate Hosting and Sponsorship promotional brochure (pdf)
  • Lockheed-Martin F-35 Lightning II Program Status and Fast Facts (Feb 5, 2018)
  • Bloomberg Businessweek – Danger Zone (Paul Barrett), April 4, 2017

2017 Airshow London aircraft:

Type / DesignationSerial / RegistrationUnitBaseParticipationNotes
A-10C 80-0224 107 FS 127 Wing, MI ANG Selfridge ANGB, MI Flying Display
A-10C 80-0265 107 FS 127 Wing, MI ANG Selfridge ANGB, MI Flying Display
C-2A 162157 VAW-120 NAS Norfolk, VA Static Display
CT-114 11 aircraft:
SB1 114051,
SB2 114109,
SB3 114009,
SB4 114145,
SB5 114013,
SB6 114090,
SB7 114131,
SB8 114149,
SB9 114096,
SB10 114161,
SB11 114146
431 (AD) Sqn 15 Wing CFB Moose Jaw, SK Flying Display
CC-115 115457 442 (T&R) Sqn 19 Wing CFB Comox, BC SAR Tech Demo Jump
C-130H-30 93-2041 169 AS 182 AW, IL ANG Peoria Int’l A/P, IL Static Display
CC-130J 130612 436 (T) Sqn 8 wing CFB Trenton, ON Not part of the scheduled air show. Aircraft was used in a show support role.
CT-133 C-FUPP (ex-133573) Jet Aircraft Museum London (CYXU), ON Static DisplayRCAF Red Knight Colour Scheme
CT-142 142805 402 Sqn 15 Wing CFB Winnipeg, MB Static DisplayLodger Unit at Winnipeg
CT-156 156116 2 CFFTS 15 Wing (NFTC) CFB Moose Jaw, SK Flying Display
CT-155 155212 2 CFFTS 15 Wing (NFTC) CFB Moose Jaw, SK Flying Display
CT-155 155213 2 CFFTS 15 Wing (NFTC) CFB Moose Jaw, SK Flying Display
CT-155 155217 419 Tac (F) Trng Sqn 4 Wing CFB Cold Lake, AB Static Display419 Sqn Commemorative Colour Scheme
CC-177 177703 429 (T) Sqn 8 Wing CFB Trenton, ON Not part of the scheduled air show.Aircraft was used in a show support role.
CF-188 188734 3 Wing / 4 Wing CFB Bagtoville, QC /CFB Cold Lake, AB Flying DisplayCF-18 Demonstration Team ‘Canada 150’ Colour Scheme
Pilot: Capt. Matthew Kutryk
CF-188 188766 401 Tac (F) Sqn 4 Wing CFB Cold Lake, AB Not part of the scheduled air show. Aircraft was u/s & underwent some maintenance over the show days. Departed on Monday.
CF-188 188788 425 Tac (F) Sqn 3 Wing CFB Bagotville, QC Static Display
CF-188B 188938 410 Tac F (OT) Sqn 4 Wing CFB Cold Lake, AB Static Display
DH115 Vampire N593RH Vampire Aviation Wilmington, DE Flying Display Pilot: Jerry Conley
RCAF HF with CF-18 Demo Hornet
E-2C 166507 VAW-120 NAS Norfolk, VA Static Display
E-6B 164409 VQ-7 (Roughnecks) Tinker AFB, OK Static Display Aircraft is assigned to VQ-3 (Ironmen).
VQ-7 is the Training Sqn. A/C are loaned to VQ-7 from the two operational sqns VQ-3 & VQ-4 (Shadows).
Edge 540 (Zivko) C-GXRB Pete McLeod London, ON Flying Display Sponsored by Red Bull
F-15C 78-0509 122 FS 159 FW, LA ANG NAS New Orleans (JRB), LA Flying & Static Display
F-15C 78-0536 122 FS 159 FW, LA ANG NAS New Orleans (JRB), LA Static Display
F-15C 80-0035 122 FS 159 FW, LA ANG NAS New Orleans (JRB), LA Static Display
F-16CM 89-2112 112 FS 180 FW, OH ANG Toledo Express A/P, OH Flying & Static Display‘112 FS’ on tail
F-16CM 89-2129 112 FS 180 FW, OH ANG Toledo Express A/P, OH Flying & Static Display
F-16CM 90-0702 112 FS 180 FW, OH ANG Toledo Express A/P, OH Flying & Static Display
F/A-18E 168482 VFA-14 NAS Lemoore, CA Static DisplayNG/211
F/A-18E 168484 VFA-14 NAS Lemoore, CA Static DisplayNG/213
F/A-18F 165808 VFA-106 (Gladiators) NAS Oceana, VA Static DisplayAD/221, USN East Coast Demo Team
F/A-18F 166467 VFA-106 (Gladiators) NAS Oceana, VA Flying & Static DisplayAD/247, USN East Coast Demo Team
F-22A 00-4015 43 FS / 95 FS 325 FW Tyndall AFB, FL Static DisplayMarked as ‘01-015’
F-22A 02-4035 43 FS / 95 FS 325 FW Tyndall AFB, FL Static DisplayMarked as ‘AF 04035’, 325 OG
F-35A 11-5038 61 FS 56 FW Luke AFB, AZ Back-up AircraftUSAF HF Team
F-35A 12-5055 61 FS 56 FW Luke AFB, AZ Flying DisplayUSAF HF Team
Pilot: Maj. Will “D-Rail” Andreotta
F-35C 169161 VFA-101 (Grim Reapers) NAS Oceana, VA Static DisplayNJ/122
HC-144A 2308 USCG CGAS Cape Code, MA Static Display
HU-16 Albatross N7025J International Test Pilots School (ITPS) London (CYXU), ON Static Display
KC-10A 79-1948 6 ARS / 9 ARS 60 AMW Travis AFB, CA Static Display
KC-30A A39-002 No. 33 Sqn (RAAF) RAAF Base Amberley, Australia Static Display A330-203 MRTT
KC-135R 58-0015 465 ARS 507 ARW, AFRC Tinker AFB, OK Static Display
KC-135T 58-0099 146 ARS / 147 ARS 171 ARW, PA ANG Pittsburgh Int’l A/P, PA Flying (Saturday only) “Old Iron II”
L-29 Delfin C-FLVB International Test Pilots School (ITPS) London (CYXU), ON Static Display
MH-60S 166349 HSC-22 (Sea Knights) NAS Norfolk, VA Static Display USS Wasp
MiG-17PF NX620PF WSK MIELEC LLC Fairport, NY Flying Display ‘Red 620’, ‘B’ on tail
Pilot: Randy Ball
Owner/Restorer: Jon Blanchette
P-51D NL51JB Philadelphia, PA Flying Display “Bald Eagle”, USAF HF Team
Pilot: Tommy Williams
SC-7 Skyvan N193WW Win Win Aviation Inc. Wake Forest, NC CF SkyHawks Jump Aircraft

Report and photos by Ron Cembrowski ( view portfolio )



First Published: 13 May 2018
Last Modified: 13 May 2018