Peterborough Air Show presented by Ricart Promotions and Recognition

Ricart LogoPeterborough Airport is celebrating its 50 year anniversary with an Air Show featuring the most exciting lineup of aerial demonstrations that Peterborough has seen in decades.*

“We are thrilled with the line-up of performances we have assembled to celebrate the Airport’s 50th anniversary,” said Airport General Manager Trent Gervais. “There really is something for everyone – from heart-stopping excitement to graceful manoeuvres and everything in between.”

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50th Anniversary Gala

Join us for a special night of dinner and dancing at the 50th Anniversary Gala.

Air Show Daily Schedule September 21 and 22, 2019
8:45 a.m. Parking shuttles begin
9 a.m. Air Show gates open
9:30 a.m. Vendor Village open
10:30 a.m. Gibson's Finest VIP Lounge opens
12 p.m. Aerial performances begin
2:30 p.m. Aerial performances end
4:30 p.m.  Gibson's Finest VIP Lounge and Vendor Village close
5 p.m. Gates close, last shuttles leave the airport

Don't forget:

  • hearing protection
  • folding chairs or a picnic blanket
  • sun protection 
  • dress for the weather
Snowbirds flying in formation
CF Snowbirds

Hosted by the Loomex Group, this thrilling display of the 9-jet precision flying by the Canadian Forces Snowbirds proudly uphold the legacy of military aviation excellence as Canada’s Air Demonstration Team.

SkyHawks parachuting with Canada Flag parachutes

Hosted by Flying Colours, the SkyHawks are the Canadian Armed Forces premier parachute demonstration team. The team’s 5,000 successful jumps have dazzled more than 75 million spectators worldwide.

CF 18 at take-off
RCAF CF-18 Demonstration Team

The RCAF CF-18 Demo Team thrills audiences worldwide with power, speed and precision. The CF-188 Hornet is a multipurpose, high-performance twin-engine fighter with a top speed of mach 1.8 - that's over 2000 kilometres per hour. 

Rick Volker standing in front of his plane
Rick Volker

Hosted by BWXT Canada, Rick Volker demonstrates what only a few pilots in the world can do. He has invented original complex maneuvers known as “Freestyle” - completely outside the box of traditional aerobatic manoeuvers.

Todd Farrell's plane on the ground
Todd Farrell

Hosted by Drain Brothers, Todd Farrell flies air shows following his battle with stage 4 cancer to show that anything is possible no matter what odds you are confronted with. His goal is to inspire his spectators achieve the “unachievable”.

MKT Aerobatics plane in the air
MKT Aerobatics

Hosted by Enbridge Energy, Mike Tryggvason has had a passion for flying since birth. Today he flies a Giles 202 aircraft with blindingly fast roll-rate that it is brilliant to watch - a balance of smooth lines and lightning fast manoeuverability.

Great War Flying Museum bi-plane
Great War Flying Museum

Great War Flying Museum presents four full-scale, authentic replicas of aircraft flown during WWI to show the speeds, sights and sounds of flight 100 years ago; a Sopwith 1 ½ Strutter, a Royal Aircraft Factory SE5a, a Fokker DR1 tri-plane and a Nieuport 28.

Vendor Village

Hungry? Grab a bite at Kroes Croquettes, Kawartha Dairy, Reggie’s Hot Grill, Poutine Supreme, Jesse’s Tap & Grill, Ben’s Kettle Corn, McFarlane’s Hot Dog Cart, A Taste of Russia, Kawartha Lakes Fried Chicken, or La Mesita Restaurante & Catering.

Make sure to visit BWXT, WSP, Kadex, Loomex, Canadian Armed Forces, the Peterborough Utilities Group water cart, 2020 Ontario 55+ Summer Games, City of Peterborough Transportation, Peterborough Humane Society, Garden’s and Fields, Canadian Red Cross, and Peterborough Petes located in the Vendor Village as well.

Static Displays

Enjoy a number of attractions ranging from helicopter and unique military aircraft, to local aviation enthusiasts and businesses showcasing their aircraft, as well as a large interactive military display.

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Frequently asked questions

Can I bring my pet to the Air Show?
No animals are permitted at the event, with the exception of service animals.
How much is parking? 
Free! Unless you would like to purchase on-site premium parking at $20.
Are Children free? 
Children 5 and under are free, however they still need a ticket to enter. Buy tickets now.

Is there seating available?

Seating is only provided in the VIP Area. Please bring your own chair or picnic blanket.

Is the Air Show accessible for the people with disabilities? 

Yes. We have accessible washrooms and accessible parking.

Do active and retired military get a discount? Who is considered a veteran? 
We offer a discounted rate for Veterans or actively serving members. Buy tickets now.
Who is considered a student?

High school, college or university students! ID will be required at the gate. Buy tickets now.

What should I NOT bring to the Air Show? 

Please see our Terms & Conditions for a full list of prohibited items.

What if it rains? 

Grab your rain coat and rubber boots - the show goes on rain or shine. The aerial acts could be delayed or cancelled due to weather, but all vendors and static display will remain in place. In the rare event of extreme weather conditions that may impact the safety of our visitors, the Air Show could be cancelled. Tickets are non-refundable.

* Acts are subject to change.

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