Whitehorse 2008Back to Country
Date: 23-24 February 2008
Static/flightlines: 84-0148 C-12U-3 517th AS 00-0171/AK C-17A 517th AS 82-0060 C-130H 144th AS AK ANG 96-7324 C-130H 731st AS AFRC 114042 CT-114 AETE 114081/11 CT-144 431sq/Snowbirds * 114141/8 CT-114 431sq/Snowbirds * 114149/10 CT-114 431sq/Snowbirds 130339 CC-130H 435sq 13802 CC-138 440sq 140114 CP-140 14 Wing 24th 142806 CT-142 402sq 155212, 155214 CT-155 NFTC 156124, 156125 CT-156 NFTC C-FMFU, C-FMFZ Beech C90A Allied Wings The annual Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous Air Show is probably as cold an air show as you can visit. Not just because of the latitude of this barren place but mainly because of the time of the year the show is held. The show is part of a week full of local festivities celebrating the arrival of the first settlers in the Yukon Territory, which borders Alaska. Not surprisingly, participating aircraft came from Western Canada as well as Alaska, and most of these were open to the public, preventing unspoiled shots. The airfield was only open for a handful of hours each day. A balmy -5°C on the first day was surpassed by a chilly -17°C on the second day of the show, with crystal clear conditions allowing for nice shots, provided you brought some spare batteries for your camera... The Aurora arrived a few hours after the show had offi cially ended. Only the Snowbirds marked with an asterix were actually performing and made some nice passes.