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About the 2019 Air Show


The Canadian International Air Show (CIAS) (August 31 to September 2) celebrated its 70th anniversary this year with a spectacular new show. 

To salute its special anniversary, the Canadian International Air show welcomed the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team the Red Arrows as part of their North American Western Hawk 19 tour.

The Red Arrows are renowned as one of the world’s premier aerobatic display teams, having performed close to 5,000 times in 57 countries since 1965.  Flying nine BAE Systems Hawk fast-jets, the team showcases the excellence of the Royal Air Force and demonstrates the global reach and capability of the Service, together with representing the best of British at home and overseas.

Also featured in the 70th Anniversary show was another stellar aerial acrobatic jet team: the beloved Canadian Forces Snowbirds.  The Snowbirds returned to the CNE to electrify crowds with their extraordinary aerial maneouvers performed by nine amazing pilots who come from across Canada. 

Flight Festival 

To commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the Canadian International Air Show, the space just west of the CNE's Rose Garden was transformed into all things aviation on August 31, September 1 & September 2.

The Royal Canadian Air Cadet Glider was on display as well as historical and new age aviation displays. 

This year's Air Show performance included:

  • The Royal Air Force Red Arrows
  • Canadian Forces Snowbirds
  • Canadian veteran Gord Price in the Russian-built Yak 50
  • USAF A-10
  • MiG 15
  • Brent Handy in a Pitts Special 
  • RAF A400M
  • RCAF Griffon 
  • Expeditor 
  • RCAF CH-148 Cyclone
  • USAF Black Hawk Helicopter SAR Demonstration -- cancelled due to redeployment to support Hurricane Dorian preparations.

Follow CIAS on Facebook (@torontoairshow), Twitter (@CIASToronto) and Instagram (@ciastoronto) to stay up to date. 

All Programming Subject to Change

Dates & Times:
View Times
August 31-September 2
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
CNE Grounds

All Programming Subject to Change

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