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Borden Air Show takes off this weekend

“Everyone on the base is extremely excited for this weekend – that’s all we’re talking about here,” says the air show public affairs officer

If you forgot what time of year it was, the resounding sound of Canadian Snowbirds doing practice runs in the sky was a great reminder.

Canadian Armed Forces Day and Air Show at CFB Borden is back and expected to be the biggest in many years.

On Friday, the Snowbirds did some final practice before Saturday and Sunday’s big event, which is expected to have record crowds.

As the airshow’s public affairs officer, Lt. Aaron Niles said he was excited about this weekend’s event.

“The last time we did this was in 2018 and we had around 18,000 people. Right now we’re already over what was already pre-sale tickets and we’re expecting between 25,000 and 30,000 people over the weekend,” Niles said. BarrieToday during a media event at the local military base, located about 20 minutes west of Barrie.

“You could say it took two years of planning but four years of preparation,” he added.

In addition to the Snowbirds, the CF-18s, Northern Stars, Manfred Radius Sailplane and more will be on hand to entertain the weekend crowds.

“Everyone on base is extremely excited for this weekend. that’s all we’re talking about here,” Niles said. “We know there has been a need and a desire for us to show what the Air Force can do at the air show, but that includes the Army and Navy, who can also do many things. impressive exhibits.”

The air show runs Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., featuring a day-long family adventure with helicopter rides, a new Brewfest craft beer festival, inflatable games, interactive activities and military exhibits historical.

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Rodney N.

The author Rodney N.