Presented by the Waterloo Wellington Flight Centre
The Waterloo Aviation Expo & Air Show is presented by the Waterloo Wellington Flight Centre.
Your entire family will enjoy the awesome thrills of the Waterloo Aviation Expo & Air Show. It’s a spectacular two-day event packed with ground and flying displays. The Air Show promises to entertain, educate and inspire aviation enthusiasts of all ages. You will enjoy the thrill and power of flight, up close and personal.
Father’s Day Weekend
Saturday June 19, 2010
Sunday June 20, 2010
9am – 5pm Daily
Don’t miss this exciting display of aircraft and flight performances at the Waterloo International Airport. You will see civilian aircraft, military aircraft, aviation displays and incredible flying demonstrations.
“Memphis Belle” was the nickname of a B-17F Flying Fortress flown in combat during the Second World War.
This well known aircraft inspired two full-featured motion pictures:
- 1944 documentary film: Memphis Belle - A Story of a Flying Fortress
- 1990 Hollywood feature film: Memphis Belle
25 Combat Missions
The Memphis Belle was the first U.S. Army Air Forces heavy bomber to complete 25 combat missions. The plane and crew then returned to the United States to sell war bonds to help finance the country and the war.
The Memphis Belle is a Boeing-built B-17F-10-BO with the Serial Number 41-24485. This heavy bomber was added to the United States Air Force assets on July 15, 1942.
The Memphis Belle was then delivered to the 91st Bomb Group at Dow Field, Bangor, Maine, in September 1942.
Canadian Forces Snowbirds
Watch the Snowbirds at the Waterloo Air Show
The Canadian Forces Snowbirds will be headlining this year’s aerial display. The Snowbirds perform an incredible 9-plane aerobatic formation flying routine.
For 40 seasons, the Snowbirds have thrilled audiences and demonstrated incredible skill and professionalism. The Snowbirds Pilots and entire team will ensure your visit to the Waterloo Aviation Expo & Air Show is memorable and exciting.
Waterloo Aviation Expo & Air Show – Confirmed Performers and Exhibits
- Canadian Forces Snowbirds
- B-17 “Memphis Belle”
- CF-18 Hornet | Flyby & Static Display
- CH-124 Sea King Helicopter
- F1 Rocket Racer #14 | Kitchener’s Own Wayne Hadath
- Vintage Wings Goodyear | FG-1D Corsair
- Canadian Harvards
- CT-142 Dash 8
- The Tiger Boys | 1937 Thruxton Jackaroo C-FPHZ
- F-86 Sabre
- Rick Volker | International Aerobatic Club Pilot
- Kent Pietsch
- Russian MiG-15 & L29
The Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15 was a jet fighter developed for the U.S.S.R. by Artem Mikoyan and Mikhail Gurevich.
The MiG-15 was one of the first successful swept-wing jet fighters. The Wings are swept back on an angle for increased speed and performance over a straight-winged aircraft. The MiG-15 became famous in the skies over Korea. The MiG-15 outperformed and outclassed all straight-winged enemy fighters in daylight combat.
The advanced MiG-15 design also served as the starting point for development of the more advanced MiG-17 jet fighter. With over 12,000 built, the well known MiG-15 is believed to be one of the most widely produced jet aircraft ever made. Including licensed foreign production, it is estimated over 18,000 MiG-15 fighter jets were built. It is one of the best fighter aircraft of the Korean War, and one of the best known combat aircraft of all eras.
Visitors to the 2010 Waterloo Air Show will see and experience many types of displays and performances including military aircraft, esteemed warbirds, incredible daredevil civilian aerobatics, and thrilling flight demonstrations. You will even see a plane landing on a speeding motor-home!
Come out early because the tarmac will be covered with static aircraft. These are additional aircraft that don’t fly in the show. Visitors to the show will see these static aircraft up close.
Bring your Camera!
Photograph these amazing aircraft, and talk to the pilots and crew. With some static displays, you and your family are even welcome to climb aboard the aircraft.
Highlighting the static display this year will be the Silver Dart. This is a detailed replica of the very first airplane flown in Canada. The original was flown 101 years ago by J.A. McCurdy. This replica aircraft has travelled across the country to commemorate the 100th anniversary of powered flight in Canada.
Show visitors will enjoy many aviation displays and exhibits, and they will discover and explore military and civilian aviation up close and personal.
Baa Baa Black Sheep
Fans of the TV Show Baa Baa Black Sheep (1976 – 1978), starring Robert Conrad as Major Gregory “Pappy” Boyington, won’t want to miss the Waterloo Aviation Expo & Air Show! Watch for the Corsair!
Vintage Wings Goodyear FG-1D Corsair
The Corsair is widely considered the most capable of all carrier-based fighter aircraft of World War II. The Corsair was designed and originally built by Chance Vought. Later it was manufactured under license by Goodyear. At this show, you can see a Vintage Wings Goodyear Corsair!
This year is particularly exciting, as the Corsair fighter is celebrating its 100th anniversary in the Canadian navy.
Great for Families
The Waterloo Aviation Expo & Air Show will include food concessions, a Kids Zone, a beer tent and autograph signings. Don’t forget to bring along your own chairs, sunscreen, hats and cameras. Don’t miss this unique and exciting family outing! The entire family will enjoy an exciting, fun, educational and memorable day of aviation.
Adults (ages 17 and up):
$15 in advance (0nline) or $18 at the gate
Children (ages 6 – 16):
$7 in advance (online) or $10 at the gate
Children under 6 are free!
Seniors, Veterans and Disabled:
$7 in advance (online) or $10 at the gate
$75 (advanced sales only, includes admission up to 6 people, 1 onsite parking)
$75 (advanced sales only, includes 1 onsite parking, VIP tent, catered lunch, cash bar, centre stage viewing, performer autographs. Spaces limited.)
By Advance Tickets Now!
Saturday June 19 and Sunday June 20, 2010
Father’s Day Weekend!
Static Display open 9am – 5pm Daily
Air Show begins at 1:00 pm Daily
Waterloo International Airport
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Plenty of onsite and offsite parking will be available. (Free shuttle buses from offsite)
Tickets may be purchased online in advance, or at the gate on the day of the show.
The Waterloo Aviation Expo & Air Show is produced by the Waterloo-Wellington Flight Centre and made possible by dozens of dedicated volunteers.