It’s been too long but finally Edmonton welcomes back the airshow. The Villeneuve Airport, just a short drive north west of Edmonton, will host the Edmonton Airshow from Aug. 6-7. Much of the entertainment is in the air where pilots do manoeuvres that send chills up your spine. Loops, and dives, spins and stall-outs . . . and then she steps onto the stage. The stage being the top wing of a biplane. Click here to find out about Carol Pilon, Canada’s only professional wing walker and the Edmonton airshow.
Read Joanne Elves story about Canada's only wing walker.
Schedule Of Events,
Saturday And Sunday
10 a.m. | Gates open, Family Fun Zone, displays open, entertainment stage open 11:00 A.M. | Beer Garden Opens 11:30 A.M. & 3:30 P.M. | Freestyle Fmx Performances 2:00-4:00 P.M. | Aerobatics Show 5:30 P.M. | Food Truck Village Closes 6:00 P.M. | Festival Grounds Close
Geoff will thrill audiences with an aerial ballet demonstrating the graceful and elegant flying qualities of Nancy, a fully restored Nanchang CJ-6A from the Peoples Liberation Army Air Force. Step back in time and listen to the classic sound of a round engine. Audiences of all ages enjoy the look and noise of this unique aircraft, as well as the graceful lines in the sky that are created by the smoke system.
Pete McLeod performs an aggressive low-level aerobatic routine in his Edge 540 only metres above the ground and leaves fans holding their breath and shaking their heads in amazement. His skills were featured on Discovery Channel's Airshow.
At 16, McLeod began flying competitive air show freestyle aerobatics and was the youngest Canadian air show performer. He earned his aerobatics instructor rating at 18. McLeod dedicated 3 years to training for the Red Bull Air Race and in 2009, made history by becoming the youngest pilot and first Canadian to compete in the elite Red Bull Air Race World Championship.
Keith Sayers is a professional motorcycle racer. His name has been listed among some of the best. Enjoy his freestyle motocross demos during intermissions.
General admission per day - $25 Military - $20 Seniors - $20 Children 6-12 years old - $20 For more information about tickets click here.
For more information, check out the official Edmonton AirShow website. Read our FestivalSeekers story about Canada's only wing walker. Love airplanes? Share this page with your fellow aircraft-loving friends!