At the beginning of August I got the chance to check out Quesnel Skyfest, Quesnel’s International Airshow. (I’m not saying that as if I wasn’t going to go already. ;)) It took off with a bang starting July 31st with a twilight show then two days shows, August 1st and 2nd. The show was highly entertaining with acts featuring a wide variety of aerobatic pilots, two Russian Yaks, a T-6 Harvard, a P-51 Mustang, a fully aerobatic sailplane, the Canadian Armed Forces Parachute Team – The SkyHawks, the Royal Canadian Air Force Snowbirds and CF-18 Demo Team.
It was an exhilarating experience, as always!
This year I left the show feeling an immense passion and need to go skydiving … If you know me, this really isn’t the type of thing I would go out of my way to sign up for. Saying that though, in the past month, prior to Skyfest, I’ve become quite obsessed with skydiving. Maybe I’ve lost my mind, haha.
Two years ago I went to Skyfest, my first time ever experiencing an air show; and lets just say, my mind was utterly blown! The CF-18 was first up and the sheer power of it taking off brought tears to my eyes.
Yes… I was one of those people standing there giggling like a little school girl with my mouth wide open while my mind registered how AMAZING this jet flying in front of me was… haha.
Quesnel Skyfest Performance Lineup …
**Airshow Tips + What to Bring!!**
- Pack a lunch, tons of water and beverages; an airshow is typically a full day event, you wouldn’t want to miss a performance because you didn’t plan ahead! (Or get heatstroke from being dehydrated!)
Bring a chair, cloth material chairs can be purchased for relatively cheap and make your day a lot more comfortable!
Bring an umbrella, any size is fine, as long as you can cover your self up from the sun.
Bring Sunscreen and use it!! Even sunscreen can’t stop you from getting a sunburn if you’re out in the sun for 3+ hours, I highly recommend an umbrella!
Camera, if you’d like. It’s always great to capture photos of the event so you can cherish the memories you have of your fun day!
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