Vanderhoof’s Flying Club had held a pumpkin drop in November, 2019. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)

‘Great Regional Air Hug’ being organized by the Vanderhoof International Airshow Society

A multi-aircraft flyover over the region is being planned for August 15.

Vanderhoof’s International Airshow Society want to spread some inspiration and love to the region this summer, and all you have to do is look up to the skies on August 15 if you live in Vanderhoof, Prince George, Fort St. James and Fort Fraser.

They are planning “The Great Regional Air Hug”, which will consist of an organized multi-aircraft flyover over the region, stated a June 3 Facebook post by the Vanderhoof International Airshow Society.

“We are still here, we are grateful for the support of our communities, partners, sponsors and guests. We are proud to be Northerners, we are resilient, and we will be back, better than ever. In the meantime, look up on August 15th and enjoy the Air Hug!” organizers said.

READ MORE: Vanderhoof International Airshow postponed to 2021

The Vanderhoof based Society were all set to host their International Airshow in 2020, but due to the virus pandemic, the show had to be postponed.

“Since we are not able to invite our guests to an airshow, it is our plan to bring at least a small part of the airshow to the people of our districts and villages in an appropriate, physically distant way,” organizers said in their Facebook post.

The Society said their goal is to route the aircraft over Prince George, Fort St. James, Fort Fraser, and ‘maybe’ as far as Burns Lake. This route will include First Nation communities including Nak’azdli Whut’en, Saik’uz, Nadleh Whut’en and Stellat’en.

The event will be live-streamed from the airport, so people will be able to meet pilots, watch arrivals and departures in real time and learn about different aircraft as well.

Exact times and the final route is still to be finalized and will be announced via the Vanderhoof International Airshow website and social media.

“We will have aircraft of varying types and sizes, including some of our airshow performers, soaring through the valley overhead. A few adorning the sky with airshow smoke!” organizers said.


Aman Parhar
Editor, Vanderhoof Omineca Express

aman.parhar@ominecaexpress.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Events

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

City overcharged South Lakeside residents on water and sewer tax, says Judy Albin

City staff are seeking direction from city council on how to proceed at Tuesday meeting

Witnesses sought in Quesnel River Bridge hit and run

The damage to the bridge is estimated to be over $30,000

Police probe reports that fire alarm didn’t sound during fatal Prince George motel blaze

A suspect was also arrested, but later released pending further investigation

Two arrested after shots fired complaint Monday night at Tyee Lake

Saunderson said RCMP immediately responded and located the suspect vehicle leaving the area

Quesnel RCMP, Search and Rescue respond to paddlers capsized in Quesnel River

A kayaker and canoer ended up in the fast flowing water just after launching

Recent surge in COVID-19 cases not unexpected amid Phase Three of reopening: B.C.’s top doc

Keep circles small, wear masks and be aware of symptoms, Dr. Bonnie Henry says

B.C. NDP changing WorkSafeBC regulations to respond to COVID-19

Employers say reclassifying coronavirus could be ‘ruinous’

Baby raccoon rescued from 10-foot deep drainage pipe on Vancouver Island

‘Its cries were loud, pitiful and heartbreaking,’ Saanich animal control officer says

Statistical flaws led to B.C. wolf cull which didn’t save endangered caribou as estimated

Study finds statistical flaws in an influential 2019 report supporting a wolf cull

Windows broken, racist graffiti left on Okanagan home

Family says nothing like this has happened since they moved to Summerland in 1980s

B.C. man who went by ‘Doctor Ray Gaglardi’ charged with sex assault of teenage boys

The man, 75, is accused of assaulting teenage boys he met through Coquitlam-area churches

B.C.’s potential deficit $12.5 billion as spending spikes, taxes drop

Finance Minister Carole James gives COVID-19 outlook

Canadians torn on scaling back COVID-19 benefits to save money: poll

Of those surveyed, 78 per cent said they were worried about the size of the deficit

‘Trauma equals addiction’: Why some seek solace in illicit drugs

Part 2: Many pushed into addiction by ‘toxic stress,’ says White Rock psychologist

Most Read