ALBERTA INTERNATIONAL AIRSHOW 2021 - Villeneuve Airport / Canada
Update: 2020/08/27 by Shawn Clish / CHK6
On August 21 and 22, 2021, the Alberta International Airshow was held at the Villeneuve Airport (CZVL) just northwest of Edmonton. This was the fourth edition of this event but the first since 2018 as the show was cancelled last year due to the coronavirus and two years ago due to flooding. While planning had been going on since last season, it was only announced on July 23 that approval from the government had been received and tickets weren’t released until July 27. With less than a month to finalize many details, the organizers deserve an immense amount of credit for the show they presented. They recognized a desire in their local community for an air show and they were proven correct as approximately 25.000 people visited the show on Saturday August 21. The flying display was fantastic and including performances by the Boeing CF-18 Demonstration Team, the Republic A-10C THUNDERBOLT II Demonstration Team, the Boing EA-18G GROWLER Legacy Flight Team and the British Army’s Parachute Regiment Display Team, the Red Devils. There was also a small static display of about a dozen planes that included a US Air Force C-130H with no unit markings, a lovely Viking Twin Otter and Royal Canadian Air Force participation in the form of two CT-156 HARVARD IIs and two CF-188 HORNETS. The Hornets were an interesting pair as both are former Royal Australian Air Force jets that were purchased by the Canadian government in 2019.