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Snowbirds to take flight in Nova Scotia next week

The Royal Canadian Air Force demonstration team will take to the skies over the Debert Flight Centre on Wednesday, June 19
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(Photo courtesy of Canadian Forces Snowbirds)

Nova Scotians will get their chance to check out the Snowbirds next week.

The Royal Canadian Air Force demonstration team will take to the skies over the Debert Flight Centre on Wednesday, June 19.

Executive Director of the Nova Scotia International Air Show Association, Colin Stephenson, says it's the first time the Snowbirds have visited Debert, and it's their only stop this year in Atlantic Canada.

He tells NEWS 95.7's The Sheldon MacLeod Show, only military aircraft will be featured at the Debert Air Show.

"It's a great opportunity to get the Canadian Forces showcased in a community that hasn't welcomed an air show in its recent history, so we're really pleased to be bringing the Snowbirds, an Aurora, the Air Cadets are going to be doing a glider demonstration, the Army's going to be on site with a new tactical armoured patrol vehicle," says Stephenson.

People will also get to check out the new naval helicopter, both on the ground and in the air. And with this being the first air capabilities demonstration of a CH-148 Cyclone, even Stephenson isn't sure what to expect.

"We've had Cyclones at the air show before on static display where people could meet the crews and look inside, and they've done some fly-past demonstrations in some places in the country, but this will be a full capabilities demonstration," Stephenson. "What's it capably of doing in the air, maybe hoisting, those types of things."

"The way to find out is to get up to Debert next Wednesday."

Gates open at 2 p.m.

Flying displays are expected to start after 5 p.m., with the Snowbirds taking flight at around 6 p.m.

On-site parking is free and there will be food vendors.

Tickets are $12 in advance and kids under 12 get free admission.




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