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Stealthy Visitor Arrives for Abbotsford Airshow

CBC News // August 12, 2016

Calling all aviation enthusiasts! The Abbotsford International Airshow is back this weekend, promising aeronautical treats for all.

The three days of displays and aerial performances — not to mention food and entertainment — begin when gates open Friday at 3:30 p.m. PT.

Vancouver was treated to an early show on Thursday as the Canadian Forces Snowbirds made their way to Abbotsford via a downtown audience.

The theme of this year's show is "heroes of the skies" and CBC cameras were there on Thursday to capture arrivals and practice flights for some of the performers.

Performances include the French Breitling Jet Team on the last year of their North American Tour, and the world's largest professional civilian aerobatics team, the Canadian Forces Skyhawks, just to name a few.

And, of course: fighter jets, vintage fighters and aerobatic displays will be putting on a good show as always.

The Canadian Forces Snowbirds will perform nightly at 6 p.m. followed by a fireworks finale.

Photo via CBC News.

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