Air Show Atlantic returns to NS for the first time since the start of the pandemic – Halifax

Air show performers and the Royal Canadian Air Force have gathered in Nova Scotia for an annual summer tradition that has been interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Air Show Atlantic returns to Debert, Nova Scotia this weekend for the first time since 2019, and dozens have come to see it.

In a press release, organizers said the acts featured include a CF-18 display team, the Bone Shaker jet truck and the Canadian Forces Skyhawks parachute team. Attendees will also be able to see aerobatics and vintage aircraft performers.

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This is the first time Debert Airport and Colchester County have hosted the full two-day event.

« Colchester County has made significant infrastructure investments at Debert Airport such as paving of taxiways, general ground improvements and upgrades to the large aircraft hangar and offices adjacent to the Debert Aviation Centre, » the statement read.

Organizers said they were also proud to present an L-29 Delfin jet painted with Ukrainian Air Force markings. It is « intended to recognize the ongoing conflict and the humanitarian struggle that continues to impact the people of Ukraine, » the statement said. Staff and volunteers also wear yellow and blue clothing, in an ode to the Ukrainian flag.

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Saturday’s aeronautical event kicked off at 10 a.m. and organizers said all children under 12 can watch the show for free.

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