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