RCAF Announces Pilot and Theme for 2015 CF-18 Demo Team

In a press release last Friday, the Royal Canadian Air Force announced that Captain Denis “Cheech” Beaulieu will be the CF-18 Demonstration pilot for the 2015 season. A native of Sherbrooke, Quebec, Capt. Beaulieu joined the Canadian Armed Forces in 2006 with the goal of becoming a fighter pilot. In 2011, he completed […]

Canadian Forces CF-18 Hornet Demo Jet Hit by Lightning

The RCAF CF-18 Demo jet and Capt. Adam Runge were forced to make an emergency landing Thursday morning after the aircraft was struck by lightning during flight. The aircraft was traveling to the Whitecourt Airshow from High River when it was struck at 17,000 feet.

CTVNews in Canada reports that “The pilot, Capt. […]

Abbotsford International Airshow: What to Expect

The second weekend of August (8-10th) is an exciting time for aviation in the Pacific Northwest as the annual Abbotsford International Airshow returns to Abbotsford, British Columbia. Since 1962 when the Abbotsford Flying Club and the Abbotsford Rotary Club hosted the first air show, the Abbotsford Airshow has grown into the largest air show […]

CF-18 Hornet Demo Team Schedule Changes

When the CF-18 Hornet Demo Team schedule was released earlier this year, the schedule included a few overseas performances. These performances would be at two airshows, on three different weekends. The first show, scheduled for Aug 30-31st and September 6-7th was in Switzerland.  Air 14 Payerne is a large celebration of the 100th Anniversary of […]