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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.

air show - photos 2

See what I mean?
air show - photos 4

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!!

air show - me and pilot

My view:

air show - view 1

air show - cn tower

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.


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3 Responses to “Up Close and Personal with The Canadian International Air Show”

  1. September 3rd, 2013 at 21:49 | #1

    We didn’t get to the CNE this year … but we did enjoy the airshow as the planes blasted over our house!

  2. Colleen
    September 4th, 2013 at 09:28 | #2

    Im so glad that you had great time! Just an FYI…our show is always the Friday Saturday and Sunday of the Labour Day weekend.
    We are the closing act for the CNE!!! We will be celebrating the 65th anniversary next year! See you there

    • admin
      September 7th, 2013 at 21:41 | #3

      Thanks for the correction. I really appreciate it.

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