Rotary Brantford Charity Air Show
Don’t miss the Brantford Charity Air Show 2010 on Wednesday September 1.
LearnToFly.ca Editors Greg and Geoff McKay spent the day with the pilots, and were given a preview of this year’s charity air show. From the preview we saw, this show is going to be a spectacular air show. You and your entire family will have a great day at this fantastic event.
Canadian Forces Snowbirds
Snowbird 10 Pilot, Captain Dan Rossi of the Canadian Forces 431 Air Demonstration Squadron spends a few minutes with Geoff before taking to the air. Captain Dan explains the Snowbird Team’s planned air show routine and the types of manoeuvres and formation flying they will be performing for the crowds at the Brantford Charity Air Show on Wednesday September 1, 2010.
Canadian Forces CT-114 Tutor
Geoff joins Captain Dan in the cockpit of this CT-114 Tutor Jet, and Captain Dan explains some of the handling characteristics and instrumentation of this remarkable training jet.
The Snowbirds are the highlight of the air show, and it’s great to have them out for this Brantford charity event. The crowds will love the Snowbirds’ performance as they demonstrate the skill, professionalism, and teamwork of the Canadian Forces personnel.
The Snowbirds are well known for their precision, formation flying, and the crowds will truly love their spectacular aerial demonstration. As the jet engines roar, and the Snowbirds take to the air, the energy and excitement will be amazing. The entire family will be thrilled to experience the Snowbirds’ incredible performance.
CT-114 Tutor Cockpit
Here’s the Instrument Panel of the CT-114 Tutor Jet. The panel uses the older, more familiar style gauges instead of the newer “glass cockpit” you see in many of the newer military fighter aircraft.
Captain Dan Rossi familiarized Geoff with the CT-114 Tutor Jet Cockpit, and then Captain Dan explained many of the acrobatic manoeuvres planned for the Snowbirds’ upcoming performance.
Geoff was also joined by Captain Marc Velasco, the Public Affairs Officer for the CF 431 Air Demonstration Squadron. Both Captain Dan and Captain Marc of the Snowbirds’ Team were extremely helpful and friendly as they talked about the history and accomplishments of this high energy team.
The Snowbirds perform over 60 Air Shows in 35 cities over a period of 6 months, and it’s a great opportunity to see their awesome and exciting precision acrobatic performance in Brantford.
Interview with Captain Dan Rossi, Snowbird 10 Pilot
Captain Dan Rossi with LearnToFly.ca Editor Geoff McKay
Captain Dan Rossi talks about the Brantford Air Show, and the CT-144 Tutor Jet. Captain Dan explains the three different types of routines possible, depending upon the weather conditions and cloud cover during the show. Captain Dan also briefs us on the performance specifications of the famous Snowbirds’ Jet. He gives us the VNE, Stall Speed, and G-Force limitations for this high performance, acrobatic jet. The performance envelope of the CT-144 Tutor Jet (Snowbird) is truly amazing.
Performers at the Air Show include:
- Canadian Forces Snowbirds
- Canadian Forces SkyHawks
- Canadian Harvard Aerobatic Team
- CF-18 Fighter Jet Static Display
- Rob Holland Aerobatics
- Danny Richer – T-28B Trojan
- Martin Mattes – YAK 52
- Martin Mattes – Aero Vodochody L-29 Delfin Jet
- Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum Lancaster Bomber
- Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum Canso PBY
- Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum B-25 Bomber
- Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum D-C3
- Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum Lysander
- Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum Firefly
- Rick Volker – Sukhoi SU-26M
- Beechcraft King Air B-200
See you at the Brantford Charity Air Show
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Gates Open at 11:00 am
Opening Ceremony at 3:15 pm
(But Charity Donations Appreciated)
Arrive early. Bring the entire family. Bring Sunscreen. Bring a Donation. Don’t forget your camera!