Aside from flyovers, the Canadian Forces Snowbirds will be holding their first show performance in Moose Jaw since 2019.
The Snowbirds will be closing the show season on Oct. 13 with a show at the Moose Jaw Municipal Airport at 5 p.m.
The last time the Snowbirds performed in front of their hometown crowd was at the Saskatchewan Airshow a 15 Wing over four years ago.
Since then, the Snowbirds have opened and closed their show season with private show at the air force base.
“In the past, we’ve kept it to friends and families and invited guests. We took a step back and said, well, the entire city of Moose Jaw should be our invited guests and we should do a show for them because of the unwavering support that we get from the community,” said 431 Air Demonstration Squadron commanding officer Lt.-Col. Denis Bandet.
The Snowbirds aircraft will be utilizing 15 Wing for takeoffs and landings for the show.
The air demonstration team still has airshows on Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 in Huntington, Calif., and Oct. 7 and 8 in Salinas, Calif. before returning home to Moose Jaw.
Parking for the event will be similar to a drive-in movie theatre.
“We have a maximum number of 500 cars available. What the plan is, is that these cars will be like going to a drive-in. We are going to close the airport and the taxiways and we’re going to park the cars on the taxiways,” said Moose Jaw Municipal Airport Authority chair Greg Simpson.
Once parked, those attending can watch the Snowbirds’ performance from the comfort of their vehicle.
Tickets are $10 per vehicle. Once expenses are paid, any profits will be donated to the Moose Jaw and District Food Bank.
Tickets can be purchased now at sasktix.ca.
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