Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is https://saskairshow.ca.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Our commitment to your privacy

Saskatchewan Airshow is committed to protecting your privacy and ensuring that your visit to our website is secure.

Security of your personal information

To maintain the security of your information, once the information is in our system, it is accessible to authorized Saskatchewan Airshow personnel only. We strictly enforce our privacy policies with our members and any breach of this policy will result in termination.

How we use your personal information

Your personal information will be used in order to provide you with the requested information.
We may also use personal information in a manner that does not identify you specifically nor allow you to be contacted but does identify certain criteria about our Site’s users in general (such as we may inform third parties about the number of registered users, number of unique visitors, and the pages most frequently browsed).

Who we share your personal information with

We will NOT sell or rent your name or personal information to anyone else. We DO NOT sell, rent or provide outside access to our mailing list at all.

Saskatchewan Airshow will not release your personal information to authorities unless required by law, search warrant, court order, subpoena, or fraud investigation.

Saskatchewan Airshow will share your information with third parties only to the extent necessary to provide the services and products requested by you. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

Collection of your personal information

Saskatchewan Airshow only saves such personal information that is necessary for you to access and use our services. This personal information includes, but is not limited to, first and last name, address, email address, phone number & your organization. Upon request, we will delete your personal information.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Document preparation and privacy of information

The information you provide Saskatchewan Airshow via our website, Facebook or Instagram is held strictly confidential.

Use of tracking pixels and marketing on Facebook and Google

This site uses Google and Facebook remarketing tools or similar audiences to advertise online. Third party vendors including Google show our ads across the internet and use cookies to serve ads based on your past visits to our website. You may opt out of Google’s use of cookies by visiting https://support.google.com/ads/answer/. Alternatively, you can opt out of a third-party vendor’s use of cookies by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative opt out page: http://optout.networkadvertising.org/.

Cookies

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If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Snowbirds in formation in blue skies. Spectators enjoy the performances and displays at the airshow.

Canadian Forces Snowbirds

The Canadian Forces (CF) Snowbirds, 431 Air Demonstration Squadron are a Canadian icon comprised of Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members and National Defence Public Service employees. The CF Snowbirds proudly and eagerly uphold the legacy of military aviation excellence as Canada’s Air Demonstration Team.

Serving as ambassadors of the CAF, the CF Snowbirds demonstrate the high level of skill, professionalism, teamwork, discipline and dedication inherent in the men and women of the CAF and they inspire the pursuit of excellence wherever they go in North America.

Your 2019 Canadian Forces Snowbirds reflect the diversity and opportunities available equally to men and women in the Canadian military. Each member of the Snowbirds’ team is a full-time serving member who demonstrates the skill, professionalism, and teamwork essential to achieving aviation excellence.

In their 49th season, the Snowbirds continue to inspire with thrilling aerobatic performances and breathtaking fly-bys over cities and towns across Canada and the United States.

Read more about the Canadian Forces Snowbirds – http://www.rcaf-arc.forces.gc.ca/en/snowbirds/index.page

Brett Handy flying Pitts S-2 stunt aircraft

Brent Handy

Brent Handy is an unrestricted, surface-rated aerobatic performer. Born in small town Wyevale, Ontario, Brent knew from a young age that he wanted to spend his time in the air. His air show journey began in 2012 when he flew in the opposing solo position for the Canadian Forces Snowbirds. Expect an adrenaline-filled, heart-pumping series of tumbles, torque rolls, and loops. The Pitts Special is THE air show airplane to inspire young and old to pursue their passions!

When a child dreams and wants something so deeply in their soul, anything is possible. Every detail of their life becomes aligned with achieving their goal. Family gathers in support. True friends are separated from the rest. And when born in a nation so rich with opportunity, the impossible becomes reality!

Read more about Brent’s journey and his team – http://brenthandy.com/

CF18 2018

CF-18 Demonstration Team

Every year, the Air Force selects a special group of people to make up the CF-18 Demonstration Team. The CF-18 Demonstration Team is a truly national team; all members come from Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) units across the country, and each one is selected for his or her superior performance, dedication to excellence, and the desire to represent Canada’s operational air force. Without the hard work of each and every team member, the CF-18 Demo Hornet would never get off the ground.

The team is comprised of thirteen members including the Demo pilot, eight technicians, three safety pilots and a public affairs officer/narrator. Captain Brian Kilroy is the pilot for the 2019 CF-18 Demonstration Team.

Captain Kilroy will wow audiences around Canada during the 2019 air show season, flying his specially-painted CF-18 Hornet commemorating the RCAF’s pathway to the stars and the 70th anniversary of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).

The supersonic CF-188 Hornet, popularly known as the CF-18, is a multipurpose, high performance twin-engine fighter. This impressive jet generates enough thrust to lift 24 full-sized pick-up trucks off the ground!

Read more about the CF-18 Demonstration Team – http://www.rcaf-arc.forces.gc.ca/en/cf-18-demo-team/index.page

Kent Pietsch

Kent Pietsch

Airshow spectators around the world have been treated to the unique variety of acts performed by veteran pilot and consummate entertainer Kent Pietsch and his Jelly Belly airplanes.

His shows, which include specialty acts designed to thrill audiences of all ages, showcase aerobatic stunts featuring airplanes that lose parts, engines that quit in mid-flight, and landings onto runways mounted on moving vehicles. Kent has enjoyed presenting the fun of flight to air show audiences for 40 years.

Kent’s enthusiasm for flying started in 1967 when, at age 16, he completed his first solo flight. His passion turned into a full-time career just three years later when he began flying commercially. In 2007, Kent took early retirement from a major airline to pursue his real passion of performing in the air show circuit. As a premier air show performer Kent strives to show the freedom of flight. While his acts push the limits of what he and his airplane can do, Kent adheres to strict safety standards making him a true professional in the air show field.

Read more about Kent Pietsch and his colourful Jelly Belly airplanes – http://www.kentpietschairshows.com/

Gord Price

Gord Price

Gord Price sponsored by The Dam Pub has been performing airshows since 1976. He has been a RCAF fighter pilot, an airline captain and represented Canada at 3 FAI World Aerobatic Championships. Not only is Gord an incredibly experienced pilot, he also designed, built and flew the ‘Ultimate ‘series of biplanes. Today, Gord flies the prototype YAK 50 with a newly installed 435 hp engine. This is the only YAK 50 registered in Canada.

  • 77 years old still pulling +7 G and pushing -5.
  • RCAF 422 Squadron Nuclear strike pilot from 1964-66.
  • Performs 3 lomcevaks, as taught by Ladislav Bezak, the inventor of the manoeuvre.
  • Air Canada Captain for 36 years. Retired from Boeing 747-400 in 2001.
  • Developed the ultimate wing and doubled the roll rate of the Pitts Special.
  • Flew CNE in 1988, 2017, 2018, Oshkosh 4 times in 80s.
  • Designed, built and flew the ‘Ultimate ‘series of biplanes.
  • Designer of the extremely popular ‘Ultimate Biplane’ model aircraft.

Read more about Gord Price and his YAK 50 – http://gordpriceairshows.com/

F-16 Viper Demo Team

F-16 Viper Demo Team

The Air Combat Command F-16 Viper Demonstration Team at Shaw AFB, S.C., performs precision aerial manoeuvres to demonstrate the unique capabilities of one of the Air Force’s premier multi-role fighters, the F-16 Fighting Falcon. The team also flies in Air Force Heritage Flight formations, exhibiting the professional qualities the Air Force develops in the people who fly, maintain and support these aircraft.

The team’s F-16CM Fighting Falcon, affectionately known as the ‘Viper,” is a single-seat, multi-role fighter with the ability to switch from an air-to-ground to air-to-air role at the touch of a button. With its lightweight airframe and powerful General Electric engine generating 31,000 pounds of thrust, the F-16 can fly at speeds in excess of Mach 2.

Read more about the F-16 Viper Demo Team – https://www.shaw.af.mil/Viper-Demo-Team/

Yellow Thunder

Yellow Thunder

Yellow Thunder is a two ship aerial demonstration team flying ex-Canadian military aircraft, the Harvard. Pilots Dave Watson and Drew Watson skillfully demonstrate aerobatic manoeuvers based on RCAF pilot training. Airshow spectators will see manoeuvers that were taught to advance the pilot’s hand and foot coordination with the airplane. These manoeuvers were also the foundation for dogfighting, which would be used in the next airplane the student would move onto after the Harvard; usually the P-15 Mustang, the Spitfire, or the Hurricane.

The formation content in the Yellow Thunder display is used in pilot training, both pre and post war. Formation tactics that are taught to this day. Their formation demonstration moves past what most military students are taught and include aerobatics such as:

  • Rolls
  • Loops
  • Barrel rolls
  • Cuban-eights
  • Hammerheads
  • Lots of smoke
  • Formation loops
  • Formation rolls
  • A tail chase
  • Formation banana passes


Read more about Yellow Thunder – www.yellowthunder.ca  

Kyle Fowler - Long Ez

Kyle Fowler

Kyle Fowler began following his father’s footsteps at a very young age.  Looking to his father, Ken Fowler of Team Rocket, as his role model, Kyle moved forward with his dreams of becoming an Aerobatic Pilot by the age of 12, announcing his father’s performance at several airshows.  Then at the age of 21, his dreams began to manifest.  Kyle obtained his Private Pilot’s License, with Eric Hansen of Team Rocket, as his flight instructor, and began his journey toward his airshow career.

Kyle’s new plane, the Long EZ, is the perfect combination of comfort and style. Though not capable of aggressive aerobatics the Long EZ makes up for it with its unique look in the delta wing canard design. This small tandem seating airplane has an impressive range of 1000nm and cruising at speeds of 160 knots.

Read more about Kyle and the Long Ez – http://longez.ca/