North America’s best pilots will be descending on Vanderhoof to show off their best tricks this weekend.
The Vanderhoof International Air Show brings all the thrills with daring acrobatic performances from highly-trained professionals. On Thursday, the arrival of the famous B-25 Mitchell aircraft known as ‘Grumpy’ touched down. According to Flight Coordinator, Glenn Pearce, Grumpy’s flight path began all the way back in 1943, training U.S. Army Airforce pilots. People of all ages are invited to crawl through Grumpy and rides will be available at a cost.
Friday is reserved as a practice day for the pilots with plenty of fun festivities for all ages to enjoy. Then, on Saturday the gates open at 10 a.m. for the official show. Organizer of the Vanderhoof Air Show, Tom Bulmer, says there’s no shortage of excitement for this year’s edition. “The warbirds love the International Vanderhoof Airshow, we have many of them coming this year as well as some tremendous civilian aerobatic acts,” he said. “Also between 11 and noon, we have the FMX performances with three great biker athletes and they belong in an air show because of course most of their stunts are done in the air.”
Admission to the show is five dollars at the gate.