Aircraft flying displays will be ongoing between 10am and 6pm
*All Flights and Event Time are Subject to Change
12:15am: Four WWI planes from THE GREAT WARE FLYING MUSEUM
1:15pm: 1943 Stearman N2S3
2:15pm: Expeditor 3NM “Canadian Queen” CA-152
3:15pm: “Double Trouble Two” – North American P-51 Mustang
4:15pm: Aero L-29 Delfin – tribute to the People of Ukraine
Note: Aircraft rides and fly-ins will be occurring in-between scheduled aircraft flights
COPA Village Plane Show & Shine on West End of Festival Grounds
Mustang Car Show & Historic Military Vehicles On Site All Day next to COPA Village
Helicopter Rides for purchase on East End of Grounds
Ultimutts Dog Show: Located next to St. Thomas Flight School. Three shows daily at 11:30am, 1:30p, & 3:30pm
Hercules Haul Plane Pull Competition: Southwest end of the festival grounds. Occurs every hour from 11:00am until 4:00pm
Kids Zone: Orange Hangar on East end of Festival Grounds
Fire Safety House – East side of Kids Zone (2-5pm Saturday & 10am-1pm Sunday)
Auto Extrication – East side of Kids Zone (12pm Saturday & 2pm Sunday)
OPP Vehicle Display Next to Main Hangar
Live Entertainment in the Spitfire Lounge: 12:30pm & 3:30pm
Aerial Addicts: Adjacent to Kids Zone (Saturday & Sunday 1-4pm)
CrossFit Kids Challenge: Adjacent to Kids Zone (Saturday & Sunday 1-4pm)
The Great Lakes International Airshow AirFest 2022 theme, “An Air Experience To Remember” showcased all that makes St Thomas and Elgin County the community of progress. A unique exciting event that brings a wide variety of aircraft from World War One to modern day, allowing all levels of aviation enthusiasts to partake in a hands-on experience they won’t soon forget.
OUR MISSION – To create a unique and interesting, fun family experience by enhancing aviation knowledge and awareness of the armed forces while enriching the economic development and financial health of local business and organizations.
OUR VISION – To inspire passion, interest and education in aviation.
WHO WE ARE – The biennial not for profit AirFest is a successful community event that has been voted Best Airshow in Canada by Airshow Review Magazine. This all-encompassing event attracts more than 10,000 in attendance and show cases local and international aviation experiences. We support our economy by partnering with local businesses and donating to not for profit programs benefiting our communities. We introduce our youth to the aviation industry by inspiring them with hands-on and interactive education displays. We celebrate our Veterans and Canadian Military by providing exclusive viewing and display opportunities along with making donations to beneficial organizations.
CHARITABLE CONTRIBUTIONS – Since 2006, more than $150,000 has been distributed to local nonprofits including: St Thomas Elgin General Hospital, St. John Ambulance, 741 St Thomas Royal Canadian Air Cadets, Knights of Columbus, Military Family Resource and many more.
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