Manitoba Airshow takes off Saturday

It’s been a two-year wait, but the Snowbirds and friends will again take to the sky this Saturday and Sunday.

For those who attended the last show the memory of trying to get in and out of the event probably still strikes a sore note, but organizers this time around have down their homework and say it will be much easier and at least way more organized.

Manitoba Airshow Directions and parking Map

The airshow grounds are open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Sat. & Sun)
The Static Display is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  (Sat & Sun)
Flying Events are approximately 12 p.m.  to 4 p.m.  (Sat. & Sun)

Patrons are encouraged to arrive on site in the morning to reduce parking lines. This will give you a chance to walk through the static displays and participate in other ground-level entertainment.

What happens if there is bad weather?

It’s highly unlikely that the Manitoba Airshow will be cancelled due to rain. The forecast as of Thursday is calling for clear skies and warm temperatures. Performers are able to adapt their routines to various weather conditions. The schedule of aerial performances can be adjusted or delayed if the weather is a concern. Any announcements regarding weather will be issued on the Manitoba Airshow website and social media. Please be aware that tickets are non-refundable in the event of a weather cancellation. All customers should make their purchases with this in mind.

What happens if it is hot weather?

The Manitoba Airshow is an outdoor event and as such we request that all guests arrive prepared for the weather. This includes appropriate clothing and sun protection such as a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen.  Guests may also bring a personal-sized umbrella, though beach umbrellas that puncture the ground are not permitted. Guests are encouraged to bring plenty of water, though there will also be vendors on site with water available.

Shade tents will be available throughout the site, primarily in the kid’s zone. A first aid team is equipped to assess and treat any heat-related issues. An air-conditioned building will be available to the first aid team to cool guests down if need be.

What amenities are offered onsite?

  • Food concessions
  • Craft Beer Festival featuring local brewers
  • Souvenir and gift kiosks
  • “People-Mover” shuttles between areas onsite and the parking lots
  • Portable toilets throughout the show site
  • Guest services, including lost and found and first aid

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What should I bring to the Airshow?

Some suggestions include:

  • Seating – a folding chair or blanket
  • Sun protection – sunglasses, hat, sunscreen
  • Ear protection – especially recommended for children
  • Cash – for purchasing food, beverages and other items

What should I not bring to the airshow?

  • Pets, with the exception of service animals. Animals are not permitted on the airshow grounds, including the parking lot. No pets can be left in the vehicle.
  • Alcohol. Any outside alcohol will be confiscated and your ticket will be revoked without refund.
  • Tents and free-standing beach umbrellas. These items block the view for other patrons. Personal-sized umbrellas are permitted.
  • Weapons (including knives), firearms, fireworks and explosives
  • RC aircraft, drones, kites or any flying item
  • Laser pointers
  • Insulated coolers, large backpacks or duffle bags
  • Any other items security personnel deem a security risk.

Security will be monitoring the entire site, if there are any safety or security concerns, they will be dealt with in a serious manner. You are responsible for the personal items you bring to the event and leave in your vehicle. We encourage you to lock your vehicle doors and do not leave personal item unattended.

 

 

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