Skyfest in Quesnel next month will also include a fly over Williams Lake by pilots of the Snowbirds seen above.

Skyfest in Quesnel next month will also include a fly over Williams Lake by pilots of the Snowbirds seen above.

Update: Snowbirds to make a pass over Williams Lake

As part of the Skyfest air show in Quesnel in August pilots of the Snowbirds will make a pass over Williams Lake.

Tara Sprickehoff

Tribune Staff Writer

As part of the Skyfest air show in Quesnel in August pilots of the Snowbirds will make a pass over Williams Lake.

The Snowbirds will be passing overhead Thursday, August 1 at approximately 2:45 p.m. Keep your eyes to the skies that day.

This year will be the third year in a row the Snowbirds and other aerobatic acts will light up the Quesnel skies with their fancy flying on August 3-4.

Featuring the likes of the renowned Canadian Forces CF-18s as well as skydivers, wing walkers, pyrotechnics and even a comedy routine from the air, Skyfest will be an amazing show filled with almost unbelievable aerobatic feats.

Canada’s air demonstration team, the Royal Canadian Air Force Snowbirds air performance is a 30-minute show choreographed to music that features more than 50 different formations and manoeuvres.

The Snowbirds are comprised of serving members of the Canadian Forces.

Not only will the Snowbirds be performing on both days of the airshow, Quesnel will be welcoming the team for six days.

Complementing the Snowbirds, and new to Skyfest this year is the CF-18 demonstration team.

The Canadian Forces fighter jets have the ability to engage both ground and aerial targets as well at generate enough thrust to lift 24 full-size pick-up trucks off the ground.

Those unable to head to Quesnel to see Skyfest will also get a share of the show as the Snowbirds are booked to do a fly by of the lakecity.

The Discovery Channel will also be spending time in Quesnel that weekend, shadowing five different performers, including Carol Pilon, a female wing walker.

Performances for this third annual event will be held at the Quesnel Airport and visitors are encouraged to come spend the weekend there.

Tickets are available online or in Williams Lake at the Husky Gas Station or the Husky Travel Centre. An adult day pass is $15, an adult weekend pass is $25. A youth day pass is $4, a youth weekend pass is $7 and a family day pass is $40 while a family weekend pass is $65.

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