Airshow Returning to Windsor

John Robinson and Paul McCann announce Airshow YQG, March 24, 2017. (Photo by Maureen Revait)

For the first time since 2011 Windsor will host an airshow.

Airshow YQG will take place the last weekend in May and will feature the Canadian Snowbirds with Windsor born pilot Bassam Mnaymneh.

Snowbird #7 Mnaymneh says he’s really looking forward to performing in front of his home crowd.

Provided by CF Snowbirds Media Kit

Provided by CF Snowbirds Media Kit

“I always dreamed about being a snowbird since I saw them at the Windsor Airshow and to actually to be there on foot, in a cockpit I’m truly humbled, I’m excited,” says Mnaymneh.

Because of the location and size of the Windsor airport, the Snowbirds will perform a non-acrobatic show. But organizers say people should still expect an exciting performance.

“There’s going to be lots to see both in the air and on the ground. In the air there’s going to be a variety of military and civilian performers who will be doing some displays and fly passes. On the ground there will be aircraft to see and you’ll be able to interact with pilots, talk with pilots,” says airshow director Paul McCann.

The show is being hosted by the Canadian Historical Aircraft Association and Kids in Flight, a charity supporting kids with cancer.

Their aim is to make the show as affordable as possible for Windsor families. Admission will be $25 per car load (includes parking). A VIP ticket which includes preferred parking will be $40. Admission is $5 for anyone coming to the event without a car.