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Snowbirds (archive photo)
The Royal Canadian Air Force Snowbirds and the CF-18 Hornet demonstration team will be filling the sky over the capital city this week in preparation for the Atlantic Canada International Air Show in Summerside.
The Snowbirds will arrive at the Charlottetown Airport mid-day on Thursday and fly over the city before travelling to the air show. The CF-18 will be flying over Charlottetown on Thursday evening.
The Snow Birds will make a second appearance in Charlottetown during the morning of Tuesday, Aug. 28. The CF-18 is expected to complete its second fly-by during the morning of Monday, Aug. 27.
The Royal Canadian Air Force Snowbirds and CF-18 Hornet Demo Team have been authorized by the city to fly low during their arrival and departure so local families can witness the speed of the aircraft and flying abilities of the pilots, says a city news release.
The Atlantic Canada International Air Show will take place Aug. 25-26 with a Veterans’ Salute Twilight Teaser planned for the evening of Friday, Aug. 24. More information on this event can be found at: www.airshowatlantic.ca.