2016 CIAS Performer Line-Up

THE 2016 CIAS LINE-UP WILL BE REVEALED LATER THIS SUMMER!


Special thanks to our 2015 performers for their awesome displays at our 67th show.

Relive the 2015 performer line-up below...

BREITLING JET TEAM

Breitling Jet Team

 

Visiting all the way from Europe, air show formation jet flying doesn't get much better than this!

Featuring 7 L-39 Albatros jets, the incredible pilots of the Breitling Jet Team will thrill fans at this year's show with their superior brand of, "technique, mastery and style" in the sky.  The CIAS is honoured to have been chosen as one of the exclusive sites to host the team this summer and we know that this once-in-a-lifetime demonstration is going to blow everyone away!

 

Visit http://www.breitling-jet-team.com/en/ for more exciting info on this year's feature act!

 

CF-18 Hornet Demo

 

Showcasing the pinnacle of the Royal Canadian Air Force's assets, the CF-18 jet’s unbelievable manoeuverability, combat capabilities and overall sky-power will thrill the crowd-favourite with its tactical demo.  Featuring a paint scheme in honour of the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain, this crowd-favourite is not one to miss!


CF Snowbirds

CF Snowbirds

 

Canada’s icons of the air, the CF Snowbirds will wow air show fans with their high-speed aerial performance of formation feats and incredible aerobatic artistry.  Much loved by Canadians and beyond, their performance will leave you glowing with patriotic pride!


F-16 FIGHTING FALCON (VIPER) 

F-16 Viper Demo

 

"...The Air Combat Command F-16 Demonstration Team performs precision aerial maneuvers to demonstrate the unique capabilities by one of the United States Air Force's premiere multi-role fighters, the F-16 Fighting Falcon. With the ability to switch from air-to-ground to air-to-air functionality at the touch of a button, its lightweight airframe and powerful General Electric engine can generate 31,000 pounds of thrust and fly at speeds in excess of Mach 2."

Buckle your seatbelts, Air Show Fans!


U.S.A.F. HERITAGE FLIGHT

 

This year's air display will feature a United States Heritage Flight.  Catch this rare formation flight of the F-16 and P-51 Mustang as the pilots salute the professional qualities of Air Force personnel who fly, maintain and support these aircraft.  Come see modern and vintage aviation fly together as the much loved Mustang soars over Lake Ontario.


Mike Wiskus & the Lucas Oil Pitts Special

Wiskus Pitts

 

Mike Wiskus flies the Lucas Oil Pitts Special because Mike's flying is unbelievably special!  Honourary Canadian and CIAS favourite, Mike will fly an aerobatic package guaranteed to take your breath away. You haven’t SEEN civilian aerobatics until you’ve watched Mike swoop, soar, dive, roll and loop through the airbox.  This master air show pilot stuns fans with his awe-inspiring, gasp-inducing spectacle that will leave you LITERALLY cheering for more.


JOHN KLATT & THE SCREAMIN' SASQUATCH JET WACO

Canadian Harvard Aerobatic Team

 

The name, "Screamin' Sasquatch Jet Waco" alone should pique your interest in seeing this demonstration!  John Klatt and Jack Links will present, "...the most unique, high-performance aerobatic aircraft in the world...entertaining the crowds with their awesome blend of precision, power and performance."   A bi-plane outfitted with a jet engine? National Guard pilot Lt. Col John Klatt will showcase his flying skills honed in the F-16 and C-130 Hercules as he puts this one-of-a-kind aircraft through a "screamin'" performance!


COMMEMORATING THE 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN WITH THE SPITFIRE...

Beech_18_Demo

 

Air show fans know how beautifully moving it is to see a vintage warbird fly in today's skies.  The demonstration by the Spitfire at this year's show will be no exception.  As one of the most historically significant aircraft and remarkable in its high-performance interceptor capabilities, the CIAS commemorates the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain with a demonstration by this World War II, time-honoured aircraft.


Super Dave & the Scheyden MX2

Great War Plane Museum - Credit: E. Dumigan

 

Canadian aviation celebrity Super Dave will be as popular in the air as he is on the ground at this year's show!  Super Dave joins the line-up, ready to wow CIAS fans with his air demonstration AND his celebrity status!  Grab a pen and your 2015 CIAS Airspeed Programme and come get Super Dave's autograph in the VIP Flight Deck after he thrills you with his aerobatics.


US Navy F/A-18C Hornet Demonstration

F/A-18C Hornet - US NAVY

 

The United States Navy is sending their F/A-18C Hornet for a full up tactical demonstration. It will be ripping the vapor out of the sky come Labour Day Weekend!


CH-124 Sea King Helicopter Demonstration

CH-124 Sea King

 

 A ship-borne maritime helicopter, the CH-124 Sea King lives up to its name with its unique capabilities. The aircraft’s compact design boasts a fold-up rotor and tail that help it to fit on even the smallest warship’s deck, and its amphibious hull lends it the ability to conduct an emergency water landing.


Royal Canadian Air Cadets Bellanca Scout & T-33 Schweizer Glider 

RC Air Cadets

 

Having trained some of Canada’s most renowned pilots, the Royal Canadian Air Cadet League is still one of the country’s largest youth organizations.  Displaying the aircraft used in their cadet flight training program, the Bellanca Scout Tow-Plane and Schweizer 2-33 Glider have inspired thousands of Canadian pilots to get their wings, including our national Astronaut hero, Commander (ret’d) Chris Hadfield.

  

**Please note: Acts above are subject to change without notice.