Abbotsford 2007Back to Country
Date: 11-12 August 2007
Static: 61-0017/BD B-52H 93rd BS 68-0225 C-5A 337th AS 79-1951 KC-10A 60th AMW 96-7323 C-130H 731st AS AFRC 06-1467 C-130J-30 115th AS CA ANG 93-2106 HC-130H 210th RQS AK ANG 59-1474 KC-135T 314th ARS AFRC 82-0006/OK E-3C "552ACW" 87-0199/SJ F-15E 335th FS 87-0206/SJ F-15E 334th FS "334FS" 85-0836/HO F-117A 9th FS 94-0148/CB T-1A 48th FTS 68-8150/HO, 68-8177/HO T-38A 7th CTS 158815/NJ-565 EA-6B VAQ-129 164200/407 F/A-18C VFA-94 164227/400 F/A-18C VFA-94 140101 CP-140 407sq 142806 CT-142 402sq 15004 CC-150 437sq 155213 CT-155 NFTC 156105 CT-156 NFTC Flightlines/flying: 88-0457/HL, 88-0521/HL F-16CG 388th FW 85-0833/HO F-117A 9th FS 69-6653 UH-1N nn 159732/AA-710 S-3B VS-22 160141/AA-701 S-3B VS-22 166673/NJ-133 F/A-18F VFA-122 166675/NJ-134 F/A-18F VFA-122 6543 HH-65B CGAS Port Angeles 12437 CH-124B 443sq 130337 CC-130H 8 Wing 144614 CC-144B 412sq 177701 CC-177 429sq Sat only 188719 CF-188 410sq spec c/s 188913 CF-188B 410sq N151AF P-51D ex 45-11525 N190FS +1 AT-6D ex Spain C.6-45 N260X Sea Fury FB11 ex Australia WH587 Plus the CT-114 Tutors of the Snowbirds: 114009/1 114019/2 114104/3 114131/4 114013/5 114172/6 114145/7 114051/8 114161/9 + /10 and /11. Definitely one of the better air shows held at Canada’s west coast, the 2007 edition of Abbotsford provided the aviation enthusiast with a nice mix of old and brand new. Nearly extinct S-3B Vikings and F-117s, teamed up with brand new F/A-18Fs and with Canada’s new pride: the CC-177. The latter flew in directly from Long Beach (CA), where it was handed over a few days earlier. The delivery flight led to Abbotsford, where it was presented to the Canadas Minister of Defence. The Globemaster III flew cross country to Trenton (Ont.) for the official media presentation at its new home base on Sunday. Fences were placed very close to the static aircraft, which was not ideal for photography. Much better conditions were in place for the air show as well as the flight lines. Also present were the Snowbirds and the storage line of S-2 Trackers, which were not read off.