Airshow LONDON 2022 - London International Airport / Canada
Update: 2022/15/10 by Shawn Clish / CHK6
From September 9 to 11, 2022, Airshow London presented SkyDrive at the London International Airport (CYXU). This was the seventh instalment of this event since it restarted in 2016 and the third year in a row it has featured the drive-in format. A sold out crowd of approximately 2500 cars were parked across six coloured zones each day with an estimated 30,000 visitors over the weekend. Thanks to a relaxation of the restrictions that initially led to this layout, spectators were able to leave their 20×25 foot parking spaces and explore the static display that was once again part of the show. There were a pair of themes this year. The first celebrated the 75th anniversary of the United States Air Force (USAF), which was officially formed as an independent service on September 18, 1947. A second theme, referred to as the “Eagles Nest”, honoured one of the finest air superiority fighters ever created, the Boeing (McDonnell Douglas) F-15 EAGLE. The Eagle, which has a staggering record of 104 to 0 in aerial combat engagements, first flew on July 27, 1972, when test pilot Irv Burrows applied power to a pair of Pratt & Whitney F100-PW-100 afterburning turbofan engines at Edwards AIr Force Base (AFB) in California.