Rotary air show returns for 2013
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The Rotary Brantford Charity Airshow returns Aug. 28 at the Brantford Municipal Airport.
The Rotary Brantford Charity Airshow will take flight on Aug. 28 at the Brantford Municipal Airport.
The popular show was cancelled in 2011 and 2012 because the crumbling tarmac at the airport was not fit to host military aircraft.
With repairs finally complete, air show director Melissa Minshall confirmed that the Canadian Forces Snowbirds and the SkyHawks Canadian Military Parachute Team are on the bill for 2013.
“Both teams were happy to hear of the show returning in Brantford, as the show has developed an excellent reputation amongst performers,” Minshall said in a press release.
The full lineup will be released later this month and will include high speed aerobatics, heritage aircraft and formation flying.
The 2013 event will be Brantford's 12th air show. To date, the show has raised over $350,000 for local charities. This year's beneficiaries are Lansdowne Children’s Centre and The Boys and Girls Club of Brantford.
“The Air Show is not only a great event for entertainment, it also has a very real purpose of raising funds for organizations in need within the city and county,” Minshall said. “It is a thrill to animate and energize Brantford’s sky.”
Rotary event chair Sherry Kerr said the club is excited to put on a high-calibre show.
“As a show which does not charge admission, we are extremely pleased with the money raised and the generosity of the spectators and our sponsors,” she said.