Several times a year I get an email inviting me to an event that is truly a unique experience and the reply is always: “COUNT ME IN”. This was the case when I received an email inviting me to the media day for the Canadian International Air Show. I had never been to this annual event before so I figured it was about time!!
I must admit that it was pretty cool to be able to be so close to these magnificent aircraft.
The second part of the media day included a chance to actually go up in a plane. Let me put this into perspective for you about my fear….I don’t even go on the Kiddie Rides at Wonderland. However all the lovely staff (errr…Colleen) reassured me that I would be perfectly safe.
I specifically asked for the “SAFE HORSE”..not the one that bucked. Therefore I was put in the capable hands of Paul, who took me up in this tow plane which is used for the air cadet program. Yup – I was SAFE. Before you knew it, I was strapped in and off we went….Up, Up and Away!!
Some of my twitter friends like YYZ Events, went up on a plane that did stunts. Who knows, I might try that next year!! Note the word “might”.
After such an experience, I went to the CNE for the very first time (but not my last time) to watch the the Canadian International Air Show do it’s stuff. I found a lovely log to sit on and watched the show along with many other air show enthusiasts.
The Canadian International Air Show takes places on Sunday Sept 1 and Monday Sept 2 from 1 to 4:30 pm. (location: at the waterfront, south of South of Bandshell Park). If you want to know who will be performing, this link will help you out.