Mid Season Update

14199734_10154601293260649_7583167632270101641_nThe first half of the season for Showline has been a whirlwind! Starting with Yellowknife, Donna, Ray, and Kelsey all went up to handle our busiest show in terms of conflicting airline traffic. The organizers and tower were great and made our job much easier! It was also the debut of our Air Boss Experience. While it didn’t go nearly how we planned it, with some minor adaptations, it actually turned out better! We were able to share the show with two kids from the area and were proud to have them up with us!

The second show weekend for us saw Donna and Kelsey heading to Whitecourt, and Ray, Kyle, Kyle, Dan, and Andrew all heading to Boundary Bay. This year in Whitecourt we had practice day! That was a win in its own right as in many of the previous years weather always managed to shut down our practice day. Both show days also had decent weather, we were fighting some wind and some thunderstorms threatened but moved around the site.The show went extremely well and the organizers did a wonderful job ensuring that everything was in place! Boundary Bay however, had absolutely stunning weather and the boys managed to keep everyone cool and on time for a great practice and show day! Themselves, on the other hand, all came back looking like burnt lobsters!

The first weekend in August sent us to Edmonton for their second annual show! Rain threatened to wash away the show site prior to the show, but quick thinking and a lot of teamwork from the producers and volunteers, they came up with an excellent solution for the soggy fields.This year they added the CF-18 and the F-16 demos to their line up and it was a hit! The weather cooperated on the weekend as the rain stayed away and both show days had large crowds! We were also able to share the show on both days with our Air Boss Experience kids! Overall, it was a great weekend in Edmonton!

Finally, August 20th/21st we were at our home show in Chilliwack! It is always one of our favourite shows because the whole crew is involved! Ray was the airboss and Donna was support for him and everyone else, ensuring that all the performers are taken care of (she was also in charge of the air boss experience who she was able to share the show with)! Kyle, Dan, Kyle, and Kelsey were all on the ramp keeping things running smoothly and making sure everyone had what they needed. Surprisingly, the weather cooperated for the whole weekend and we had a great twilight and day show with some larger than usual crowds! It was another awesome weekend!

Now we look forward to the largest over water show in Canada, the Canadian International Air Show in Toronto where they have an amazing line up that you won’t want to miss! Breitling, the Snowbirds, the CF-18, and Mike Wiskus are all back with some other special guests!¬†However, if you are out travelling for the last long weekend of the summer, be sure to catch Airshow London two weeks later where they have an incredible military line-up with civilians Pete McLeod and Greg Coyler to keep things interesting! Or if those shows are a little too East for you, you won’t want to miss Swift Current’s mid week twilight show that include the Snowbirds, Gene Soucy, Yellow Thunder, and Brent Handy!

If those aren’t enough for you, then be sure to follow us down to California! We are off to Santa Rosa first for the Wings over Wine Country Airshow that will feature your very own CF-18! Followed by one of the largest airshows in the United States, San Francisco Fleet Week! That will be taking place over Canada’s Thanksgiving and will also include your own CF-18 demo! The Blue Angels, Patriots, Breitling Jet Team, Mike Wiskus, Sean Tucker, and F-22 will also be making appearances!!

We are extremely excited for our second half of the season and hope we see you at one of our next shows!