Comox Air Show returns for RCAF Centennial

Comox Air Show

19 Wing 
On April 1, the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) marked 100 years of service as a distinct military element. 19 Wing / CFB Comox will celebrate this milestone by hosting the return of the Comox Air Show on May 18.

Colonel (Col) JP Gagnon, 19 Wing Commander, says that with just over a month to go, the excitement over this event is palpable.

“Generations have served with distinction over the past century, and we look forward to honouring that history and celebrating our exciting future with the return of the Comox Air Show,” Col Gagnon said.

As the only Air Force Base on Canada’s West Coast, 19 Wing/CFB Comox plays a critical role in the RCAF’s operations both at home and abroad, providing maritime patrol, search and rescue, air mobility and sustainment, aerospace control, aid to civil authorities, and support to North American Air Defence (NORAD).

This free event will take place at 19 Wing/CFB Comox, with the gates open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Members of the public are invited to watch the aerial displays, tour the static displays, and meet the personnel of 19 Wing Comox. There will also be military displays, food trucks, a Kids’ Zone, and more.

Aerial performers include the CF Snowbirds, the CF-18 Demo Team, CH-149 Cormorant and CP-140 Aurora, and the CC-130 Hercules performing a Search and Rescue para-drop. Other invited performance aircraft include the KC-135 Stratotanker and CH-146 Griffon. Invited static aircraft include the CH-148 Cyclone, the new Airbus 330, the United States Coast Guard Jayhawk and Dolphin helicopters, a USCG Hercules and a PBY Canso from Canadian Heritage Warplanes.
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