Manitoba Airshow ’18 building interest

The Portage Citizen — Manitoba Airshow ’18 teases in a tweet this week: ‘it’s question time!’

With only 50 days to “wheels up”, The Manitoba Airshow organizers know how to have a little fun while working to bring arguably one of the most exciting entertainment experiences to the Portage la Prairie area in 2018 on July 7-8. Organizers are asking you to tweet ‘who is your favourite performer scheduled to appear’. You can check out the Manitoba Airshow performers list and bios at and tweet your favourite to @manitobaairshow

Here’s the short 411. Manitoba Airshow Performers include:

Canadian Forces Snowbirds

The Canadian Forces (CF) Snowbirds, 431 Air Demonstration Squadron are a Canadian icon flying the distinctive CT-114 Tutor in their 48th season.

Canadian Armed Forces Parachute Team, the SkyHawks

The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) Parachute Team, the SkyHawks, is Canada’s only military parachute demonstration team. For over 40 years, we have represented Canada and the Canadian Armed Forces to over 75 million spectators worldwide under our signature Canadian flag parachutes.

Brent Handy

Brent is an unrestricted, surface-rated aerobatic pilot. His air show journey began in 2012 when he flew in the opposing solo position for the Canadian Forces Snowbirds.

Geoff Latter

Geoff thrills audiences with an aerial ballet demonstrating the graceful and elegant flying qualities of Nancy, a fully restored Nanchang CJ-6A from the Peoples’ Liberation Army Air Force.

Mrazek Airshows

Veteran airshow pilot and performer John Mrazek along with his Harvard Mark IV, “Pussycat II,” will dazzle audiences, spectators, or anyone watching with a spectacular aerial ballet.

Gord Price

Gord Price has been performing airshows since 1976 and is now flying the prototype Yakovlev YAK -50 built at the Yakovlev Design Bureau in Moscow Russia.

Anna Serbinenko

Anna is a class 1 aerobatic instructor. She flies airshows from the Pacific to the Atlantic, runs a charter operation and a flight school, teaches commercial and aerobatic pilots and instructors.

Team Rocket

Team Rocket is a two-ship formation aerobatic performance featuring Eric Hansen in the F1 Rocket, and Ken Fowler in the Harmon Rocket II.

Team Rocket is a two-ship formation aerobatic performance featuring Eric Hansen in the F1 Rocket, and Ken Fowler in the Harmon Rocket II.

 Trevor Rafferty

Based out of Hamilton, Ontario, Trevor Rafferty has been flying all his life. His father was a pilot and a major inspiration.

Trevor flies in competition aerobatics, airshows and also just for fun. Trevor’s aircraft, the Javelin, is the third airplane he has built.

Go EZ Aerobatics

Kyle Fowler is living out the dream of being an aerobatic pilot, a dream that he has had since the age of 12, when he would announce his father’s aerobatic performances at air shows. He performs a thrilling routine in a yellow 1986 Long-EZ homebuilt.

Manitoba Airshow July 7-8 at Southport Airport

The 2018 Manitoba Airshow is organized and managed by Southport Airport and Commercial Properties and KF AEROSPACE

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