The Canadian National Exhibition Airshow which celebrated 100 years of the Canadian Navy and 90 years of women in aviation did not however have the F-22 Raptor United States mach 2 stealth fighter. "They came last year, they don't come to visit every year," explained Colleen Swider, public affairs Manager.
The feature were three Harvard, WW II trainers doing stunt flying, a B-25 Mitchell WW-II medium bomber and an F4U Corsair WW-II Navy fighter. Also there was the F-22 Viper single engine fighter, CP-140 Aurora four engine patrol aircraft (the kind Colonel Markus Aruja flew in before he became commander of Shearwater Airbase) and of course the Snowbirds, Canada's venerable stunt team flying aircraft much older than any of the flyers themselves.
The airshow was cancelled on Saturday (September 4) because of bad weather but it hung on for the other days.
The CNE Airshow September, 2010