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City of Delta Welcomes Canadian Forces Snowbirds & CF-18 Hornet Demonstration Team on Thursday, July 18, 2019

Jul 15, 2019

The City of Delta and Alpha Aviation are proud to welcome the Canadian Forces Snowbirds and CF-18 Hornet Demonstration Team to this year’s Boundary Bay Airshow, for the first time ever.

Royal Canadian Air Force aircraft will begin arriving into Delta from Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, on Thursday July 18, 2019. They will report to Boundary Bay Airport to begin preparations for the 2019 Boundary Bay Airshow. The public is advised that the Snowbirds and CF-18 Hornet will conduct a number of low-flying flight demonstrations as low as 500 feet over Delta on practice day, Friday, July 19, and on Airshow day, Saturday, July 20, with possible additional flights taking place on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday (July 21-23).

During the Royal Canadian Air Force flight demonstrations, Delta residents and businesses can expect to see and hear the Snowbirds, in a nine aircraft formation, and a CF-18 Hornet as they soar through Delta’s skies. Residents can get a premier view of the aerobatic flight demonstrations and check out all the action first hand by attending the 2019 Boundary Bay Airshow – gates open at 11:00am. As always, the Boundary Bay Airshow remains a family-friendly community event with free admission.

Boundary Bay Airport played a significant role during World War II, training Royal Canadian Air Force student pilots for combat. The City of Delta is extremely proud of our aviation history and we are honoured to welcome the Canadian Armed Forces Snowbirds and CF-18 Hornet Demonstration Team to our community. You will likely hear the magnificent power of these aircraft before you see them – be sure to look up to the skies to catch a glimpse of the incredible skill and teamwork of our Canadian Armed Forces pilots.”
- George V. Harvie, Mayor

Low-flying aircraft flight demonstrations are scheduled to take place across Delta on the following days:

Thursday July 18, 2019

Flights from the Canadian Snowbirds & the Canadian CF-18 Hornet Demonstration Team as they arrive in Delta

Friday July 19, 2019

Demonstrations from the Canadian Snowbirds & the Canadian CF-18 Hornet Demonstration Team

Saturday July 20, 2019

Demonstrations from the Canadian Snowbirds & the Canadian F-18 Hornet Demonstration Team

Sunday July 21, 2019

Flights from the Canadian Snowbirds & the Canadian CF-18 Hornet Demonstration Team

Monday July 22, 2019

Flights from the Canadian Snowbirds & the Canadian CF-18 Hornet Demonstration Team

Tuesday July 23, 2019

Flights from the Canadian Snowbirds & the Canadian CF-18 Hornet Demonstration Team as they depart from Delta

 

All flights follow standard procedures controlled by NAV Canada. Aircraft participation is subject to weather and operational requirements. Royal Canadian Air Force flights are carefully planned and closely controlled to ensure public safety at all times.   

Learn more about the Boundary Bay Airshow at delta.ca/airshow and boundarybayairshow.com.

Contact Information:

  • For more information on this news release, contact: Delta’s City Manager at 604-946-3212 or e-mail citymanager@delta.ca.
  • For Public Affairs or media questions related to the RCAF and flight demonstrations, contact: Canadian Air Division Public Affairs E-mail: +PA@forces.gc.ca