In the Air
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|ACC F22 Demo Team||confirmed||a|
|C17 Flying Display||pending||?|
|US Navy Super Hornet Demo Team||confirmed||a|
|CF18 Hornet & CT155 Hawk Mass Attack||confirmed||a|
|USAF Heritage Flight Foundation||confirmed||a|
|DAMet FX Pyrotechnics||confirmed||a|
For 2018 you will only have one opportunity to see the world's most advanced fighter jet in Canada, and that's at the Cold Lake Air Show!
The F-22 Raptor is the most sought after Fighter jet display in North America. The displays wows even the most seasoned fighter pilots in the crowd. Maj Paul "Loco" Lopez will display the incredible maneuverability of the Raptor as he puts the aircraft through a series of tail slides, rudder pedals turns, micro loops and moves that seem to defy all aerodynamic laws. With its 70,000 lbs of thrust, the F-22 Raptor display will fly from very low high alpha speeds to near supersonic. This aircraft literally beats the air to submission!
We are thrilled that the United States Air Force Air Combat Command has selected Cold Lake as the only Canadian appearance for the 2018 Cold Lake Air Show season.
The F-22 will be an integral part of our display as we celebrate the 60th Anniversary of NORAD.
The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) is pleased to announce the appointment of Captain Stefan Porteousas the pilot for the 2017 CF-18 Demonstration Team.
Captain Stefan Porteous will wow audiences around North America during the 2018 air show season.
For the latest news and photos, follow them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CF18Demo.
2018 Season Theme
The RCAF selects a theme for each year for its CF-18 air demonstration team and 2018 will feature the 60th Anniversary of NORAD.
Throughout the year, NORAD will hold several events aimed at highlighting the importance of honouring the past, guarding the present, and protecting the future.
NORAD is a combined, bi-national military command established by an agreement in 1958 between Canada and the United States to monitor and defend North America. NORAD is supported in Canada by the Canadian NORAD Region (CANR), headquartered in Winnipeg, Man., and the Canadian Air Defence Sector (CADS) at 22 Wing North Bay, Ontario. CANR maintains CF-18 aircraft on standby at 3 Wing and 4 Wing along with CC-130T Hercules air-to-air refuellers operating from Winnipeg, in support of the NORAD mission.
"As the Commander of the Canadian NORAD Region, I am thrilled to have the opportunity to showcase the important NORAD mission and our important bi-national partnership through the 2018 National CF-18 Demonstration program,” said Major-General Christian Drouin, the commander of 1 Canadian Air Division/Canadian NORAD Region. “The men and women of NORAD work diligently to keep watch over our countries and to protect the air sovereignty of North America. Twenty four hours a day, seven days a week, no matter what - we have the watch."
See http://www.rcaf-arc.forces.gc.ca/en/cf-18-demo-team/index.page for more information.
The Snowbirds Demonstration Team (431 Squadron) is a Canadian icon comprised of serving members of the Canadian Forces. Their pilots and technicians work as a team to bring thrilling performances to the North American public. Serving as Canadian ambassadors, the Snowbirds demonstrate the high level of professionalism, teamwork, excellence, discipline and dedication inherent in the women and men of the Air Force and the Canadian Forces.
See http://www.rcaf-arc.forces.gc.ca/en/snowbirds/index.page for more information.
The Canadian Armed Forces 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.
Bringing our parachutes in close proximity to build formations in the sky, the team puts on a spectacular show. Performing these aerobatic parachute formations requires a high level of skill and courage; and is known as Canopy Relative Work.
Supported by the Canadian Army, the SkyHawks are based out of Trenton, Ontario, at the Canadian Army Advanced Warfare Centre. There, they train alongside soldiers who help defend our territory and sovereignty through a wide variety of domestic and overseas missions. From both Regular and Reserve Forces, the team members are from various occupations of the Army, Navy, and Air Force and bring a wide range of experience to their performances.
It is with great pride that we continue to showcase the professionalism, dedication and teamwork it takes to be part of Canada’s military.
See http://www.army-armee.forces.gc.ca/en/skyhawks/index.page for more information.
A native Californian, Gregory "Wired" Colyer took his first flight at age 7 in a Cessna 172 with Dr. Lee Schaller out of the Schellville airport in Sonoma, California. Hooked ever since, Greg has been flying for almost 3 decades after earning his license in 1982 while serving in the US Army from 1982-1987.
Since leaving the service he has been employed by the FAA as an Air Traffic Controller at Oakland ARTCC. His passion for the cockpit never left him as he continued to fly as a hobby, and an occasional airshow flying a Beech T-34 Mentor, until he imported a Russian L-29 Delfin Jet in 2003.
After flying with his friend Kay Eckhart, in one of Kay's Lockheed T-33s in 2007, Greg set his sights on an upgrade to the U.S. Air Force's first operational jet and a real piece of U.S. aviation history. Acquiring a T-33 and naming it Ace Maker in 2008, he then founding the nonprofit (501c-3) T-33 Heritage Foundation to help in the preservation of the type.
He holds a Commercial Pilot certificate with instrument, single and multi-engine ratings, as well as being a Certified Flight Instructor. Greg is type rated in Aero Vodochody's L-29 Delfin, L-39 Albatros and the Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star. A level I Aerobatic low level card and FAST lead formation card round out his qualifications.
Greg stays in shape for flying high performance aircraft by competitive cycling with the Taleo cycling team and an occasional Ironman Triathlon.
Greg would like to acknowledge and give a very special thanks to ACE Wayne Handley and Randy Howell of the Patriot Jet team for their coaching, advice, and support.
See http://www.acemaker33.com/ for more information.