Wing Commander's MessageWComdDoyle 

I am very pleased to announce that 4 Wing will be hosting a two-day air show on the 21st and 22nd of July 2018. The 2018 Cold Lake Air Show will be a wonderful opportunity to bring the community and surrounding regions together for a fun-filled and exciting summer attraction.

The 2016 Air Show attracted 18,000 spectators over two days. It presented a wide variety of participants in the air as well as on the ground. We expect over 30,000 spectators to attend our 2018 event. The performer line up will include aerial demonstrations by the Canadian Forces Snowbirds, the CF188 Hornet Demonstration Team, and various performances by the Smoke ‘N Thunder, Precision Exotics team, amongst many others.

On top of that, there will be an impressive assortment of static displays and other attractions from around the world, right here in our own backyard.

Our unique venue offers the ability to host a scalable event with ample amounts of space and services for an audience of all ages to experience a memorable event.

The theme for the 2018 Air Show will be the 60th Anniversary of the landmark North American Aerospace Defence (NORAD) agreement between Canada and the United States, of which 4 Wing Cold Lake is a key contributor. The 2018 Cold Lake Air Show will surely be a great opportunity to promote the Canadian Armed Forces, the Royal Canadian Air Force, 4 Wing Cold Lake, as well as this wonderful community. The 2018 Air Show will be the only Canadian Air Show that will have the F-22 Raptor.

I am looking forward to this upcoming event, and working to create lasting memories for all spectators and visitors.

Colonel Paul Doyle
Commander 4 Wing
Cold Lake

Mayor's Messagemayor

The City of Cold Lake is proud to support the 2018 Air Show, hosted by our friends at 4 Wing on CFB Cold Lake.

The Air Show brings a great sense of pride to our area. As community members, we are not only able to take in the grand display of aircraft and flight demonstrations, but we can share the event with visitors.

The City of Cold Lake is proud to be the home of 4 Wing, and we are excited that the Canadian Forces members have this chance to showcase the tremendous amount of time and dedication they bring to their jobs each day.

Residents in Cold Lake are used to hearing the rumbling of the CF-18s and seeing the jets on their way to and from their training missions, but nothing compares to seeing the full display of these pilots’ talents close up – it’s an awe-inspiring experience that stays with you.

This event will be a spectacular show of the Royal Canadian Air Force, the best of civilian aviation, and our northeastern Alberta hospitality. I look forward to seeing everyone at the 2018 Air Show, and join all residents of Cold Lake in thanking the members of 4 Wing for making our community, and our country, the great place it is to live.

I wish all the attendees a memorable show, and a great stay in our beautiful city.

Craig Copeland
City of Cold Lake

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