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Air Show Taking Off Again in Manitoba

March 12, 2016 9:24 AM | News

By David Klassen

The Snowbirds aircrafts (CT-114 Tutor) perform one of their formation stunts during the 8 Wing / CFB Trenton Canadian Forces and Air Display Weekend. (CANADIAN FORCES / CORPORAL IGOR LOUTSIOUK)

The Snowbirds aircrafts (CT-114 Tutor) (CANADIAN FORCES / CORPORAL IGOR LOUTSIOUK)

Manitoba will once again see an air show after a six-year absence.

Portage la Prairie will host the show on Saturday, June 4 at the Southport Airport, featuring the SkyHawks parachute team, Snowbirds, CF-18s and other aircraft.

The air show is being led by the Manitoba chapter of the Ninety-Nines, an international organization of women pilots.

Organizers expect between 5,000 to 10,000 spectators to arrive for the show. The call has been made for about 350 volunteers, with assistance from the Canadian Armed Forces.

Besides a spectacle in the sky, visitors will also be able to take in a car show, fashion show and see vintage aircraft on display.

Tickets are on sale now online. General admission is $25.