Abbotsford 2008Back to Country
Date: 08-10 August 2008
Static: 12440 CH-124A 443sq 13804 CC-138 440sq 144616 CC-144B 412sq 188924 CF-188B 425sq 61-0008/BD B-52H 93rd BS 96-7322 C-130H 731st AS 02-1463 C-130J-30 115th AS CA ANG 06-6154 C-17A 21st AS 83-0043 F-15C 114th FS OR ANG 86-0029 KC-10A 6th ARS 60-0359 KC-135R 74th ARS 95-0044/CB T-1A 48th FTS 05-3812/XL T-6A 84th FTS 6574 MH-65C CGAS Port Angeles C-GMPT EC120B RCMP Flightlines/flying: 115465 CC-115 442sq 140101 CP-140 407sq 146444 CH-146 408sq 156108 CT-156 NFTC 188703 CF-188 425sq spec c/s 188915 CF-188B 410sq 88-1704/SJ F-15E 334th FS 89-0394/SJ F-15E 335th FS 166452/NJ-126 F/A-18F VFA-122 16..../NJ-122 F/A-18F VFA-122 CF-GME Harvard II ex Canada 3277 CF-RFS Harvard IV ex Canada 20325 CF-WLO Harvard IV ex Canada 20264 C-GMFT Tiger Moth ex Canada 5875 N25YK Let C11 ex Egypt N119DP SNJ-4 ex Bu10206 N497CA C212-200 Fayard Enterprise N965AD AD4NA ex Bu126965 N1042B VB-25N ex 44-30823 N7751T P-51D ex DomRep 1920 The Snowbirds/431sq were present with these Tutors: 114050/1, 114089/2, 114051/4, 114131/4, 114090/5, 114058/7, 114109/8, 114081/9, 114141/10, 114172/11 The Thunderbirds were also present with codes: F-16C: 1, 2, 3, 5, 6 + one uncoded F-16D: 4 + one uncoded Conair platform: C-GMGZ PA-60-600 Conair C-FEFK/74, C-FEFX/75 Firecat Conair C-FJOH/76, C-FOPY/69 Firecat Conair Tracker storage: 130326 CC-130E wfu no wings C-FKUQ, C-FKUR CP-121 ex 12147, 12150 C-FKVD, C-FKVG CP-121 ex 12168, 12173 C-FKVK, C-FKVP CP-121 ex 12178, 12183 C-FKVQ, C-FKVS CP-121 ex 12189, 12196 C-FKRA, C-FLQZ CP-121 ex 12159, 12155 C-FLRB, C-FLRD CP-121 ex 12165, 12166 C-FLRF, C-FLRH CP-121 ex 12174, 12197 C-GHLY/46 DC-6B std C-FOPV, C-GWHK/2 Firecat wfu C-GWUO Firecat wfu F-GPTM CRJ-100 hulk only The home base of Conair and its fleet of Firecats (upgraded Trackers), Abbotsford is one of those airfields every propliner freak should visit. During summer months, most Firecats are dispersed around Western Canada to fulfil their fire-fighting duties, so the air show is not the best opportunity to see them in action, although the Tracker storage area is an attraction in itself. Our local correspondent managed to visit the storage area; hence we can give you an up to date report of the local situation. This year, the show kept up with its reputation of the largest air show in Western Canada, with some interesting visitors from south of the border as well, that could be seen after paying a $25 entrance fee. Unfortunately, the flying display is backlit during most of the day, and making pictures of static aircraft is impossible without framing other visitors.