2016 CIAS Performer Line-Up

...be sure to scroll all the way down the page for the full 2016 line-up!

FEATURING CANADA'S NATIONAL PRIDE IN THE SKIES, THE CANADIAN FORCES SNOWBIRDS!

Snowbirds

 

Canada's icons of the air, the Canadian Forces Snowbirds will perform their dazzling display of high-speed, formation aerobatics.  The team's amazing aerial artistry will leave you glowing with patriotic pride!

 

Check out:  http://www.facebook.com/CFSnowbirds/ for more awesome photos and videos of the Snowbirds!

 

CF-18 Hornet Demo

Hornet

 

*Photo by Mike Reyno

 

Showcasing the pinnacle of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF)'s assets, the CF-18 jet’s unbelievable manoeuverability, combat capabilities and overall sky-power will thrill the crowd with its tactical demo.  Featuring a paint scheme in honour of the 75th Anniversary of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan (BCATP), this crowd-favourite is not one to be missed!


BREITLING JET TEAM

BJT

 

Back for one final stop in Toronto on the second leg of their North American Tour, the Breitling Jet Team will wow CIAS fans with their incredible blend of "...technique, mastery and style" in the skies!  Don't miss your last Canadian opportunity to see Breitling's 7, L-39 Albatros jets perform their superior, once-in-a-lifetime thrill of a demonstration!


U.S. NAVY F/A 18F SUPER HORNET

USN SUPER HORNET

 

*Photo by Bernie Conaway

 

Buckle your seatbelts Air Show Fans!  The United States Navy Super Hornet F/A 18F flies, "...as close to the edge of the envelope as safety and prudence allow!"  Join us in welcoming back our U.S. Navy allies to the South as you are enthralled by this super-sized fighter jet display!


MIKE WISKUS & THE LUCAS OIL PITTS SPECIAL SUPER STINKER

mIKE WISKUS

 

Mike Wiskus flies the Lucas Oil Pitts Special because Mike's flying is unbelievably special.  Honourary Canadian and CIAS favourite is back!  Mike will fly an aerobatic performance guaranteed to take your breath away.  You haven't SEEN civilian aerobatics until you've watch Mike swoop, soar, roll, dive 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.


COMMEMORATING THE 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BRITISH COMMONWEALTH AIR TRAINING PLAN (BCATP)...THE CANADIAN QUEEN BEECH 3NM EXPEDITOR AND CANADIAN HARVARD

BEECH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Turn up the ROAR!  The sounds of vintage aircraft evokes emotion like nothing else flying in the skies.  Join us as we commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan (BCATP) with demonstrations by the Beech 3NM Expeditor and Canadian (North American) Harvard.


2016 SURPRISE ACTS - TO BE ANNOUNCED!

sURPRISE

In true CIAS style, we have a few surprises up our sleeves for you, our awesome fans!  Stay tuned for clues and the big reveals coming your way as we ramp up towards this year's show.  In the meantime, here are some hints:

  • JUST ANNOUNCED!   Even WE weren't expecting this awesome surprise!  The RCAF's CC-130J Hercules!
  • We did a survey and the results showed CIAS fans love VINTAGE!  Yak Attack's Grumman TBM AVENGER!
  • It's possible one more act might hover over the water.  RCAF's CH-146 Griffon's SAR Demo!
  • Finally, it's possible this final surprise act might make an appearance with an act featured in our confirmed line-up above.  RCAF's CT-156 Harvard II!

We are working hard and looking so forward to putting the final touches on this year's line-up for you.  Keep your eyes and ears open!


CC-130J HERCULES

 

We can't wait to see the powerhouse of the the RCAF - the "Herc," will perform a full tactical demonstration at this year's show!

 

Find out more about the RCAF's CC-130J Hercules here!

 


 SAR DEMO BY THE CH-146 GRIFFON

 

 

The RCAF's Griffon helicopter will be performing an awesome SAR Demo!

 

Find out more about the Griffon here!


 CT-156 Harvard II

 

A commemorative flight featuring the vintage Harvard and Harvard II will take place - you will DEFINITELY want your cameras out for this!

 

The RCAF notes, "...the aircraft is painted to resemble an aircraft flown by Pilot Officer John Gillespie Magee, Jr., the famed author of “High Flight."" 

 

Click here for more info on the RCAF's Harvard II!


 YAK ATTACK'S GRUMMAN TBM AVENGER

 

 

Yak Attack's Grumman TBM Avenger was the heaviest single engine aircraft of WWII with a cruising speed of 275 miles per hour and a max flight range of 2265 miles.  CIAS fans are in for an awesome demonstration by this vintage powerhouse!

 

Click here to find out more about the Avenger!


ROYAL CANADIAN AIR CADETS BELLANCA SCOUT TOW-PLANE AND SCHWEIZER 2-33 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 SGS 2-33 Glider have inspired thousands of Canadian pilots to get their wings, including our national Astronaut hero, Commander (ret’d) Chris Hadfield.

 

Join us in celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the Cadet League in 2016!

  


 

 

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