Saint John Airport to Host Vintage Aircraft in Celebration of 100th Anniversary of Flight in New Brunswick

Tue, Jul 31, 2012

See below for the line up of exciting aircraft and displays celebrating New Brunswick's Aviation Centennial! 

Tuesday, August 28

Air Show from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

  • Sabre F-86 Hawk One
  • FG-1D Corsair
  • Harvard
  • Tiger Moth
  • Fleet Finch
  • Cornell
  • Royal Canadian Air Cadets Schweizer glider, and
  • New Brunswick Air Cadet League L-19 tow plane


Wednesday, August 29

Displays and exhibits at the Saint John Airport Atlantic Flight Centre Hangar

3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Static Display of vintage aircraft, including access to board the planes, plus other exhibits at the Saint John Airport Atlantic Flight Centre Hangar:

  • Royal Canadian Air Cadets Schweizer glider and New Brunswick Air Cadet League L-19 tow plane
  • Moncton Flight College Diamond DA-20 Training Aircraft
  • Coast Guard Griffon Helicopter
  • Saint John Flying Club
  • Civil Air Search and Rescue Assocciation (CASARA)
  • Home Built plane display
  • Model and remote-controlled airplanes
  • Saint John Millrat and Seadog Mascots
  • Blue Skies Above scenic flights (for a fee)
  • Helicopter rides of the Saint John area (for a fee)
  • BBQ to support 161 CK Beveridge Air Cadets
  • Parking available on site provided by 527 Simonds and 161 CK Beveridge Air Cadets


In addition, the following is the exhibit list for the Centennial of Aviation Exhibit at the Saint John Exhibition August 28th – 31st 2012:

-        YSJ Airport

-        Turnbull Chapter, Canadian Aviation Historical Society

-        Aviation Historical Society of NB

-        Civil Air Search and Rescue

-        Flight Sim NB

-        Flight Sim NB Bluebirds Show team

-        Pennfield Ridge Historical Society                                                                             

-        Saint John Model Club

-        Doug Shippee’s Hot Air Balloon

-        Saint John Model Flying Club

-        NB Military History Museum

-        161 Air Cadets

-        250 Wing, Air Force Association

-        527 Air Cadets

-        Moncton Flight School

-        NB Community College, Bathurst


Prize Draw during the week of August 28 – August 31:

The Saint John Airport and Air Canada are providing two tickets anywhere Air Canada flies in North America (including Hawaii and the Caribbean) to be drawn Friday, August 31 at the closing of the exhibition. Ballots to win will be located at the Exhibition grounds and at the airport during the week.

For further information, contact:

Colleen Kemp Mitchell                                       Office: 506.638.5584
Director Marketing and Communications                                                        Cell:  506.721.6673
Saint John Airport
Blair MacDonald                                 Office: 506.652.6909
General Manager                                                                                                   Cell: 506.333.4274
Saint John Exhibition Association
Heather Fleck                                                 613.301.4372
Yellow Wings Team Lead
Vintage Wings of Canada           and        
Stacey Richards                          506.634.5565
General Manager
Atlantic Flight Centre