The Rick Mercer Report

Monday, August 15, 2011

Affordable Entertainment

Air shows are known across North America as the most affordable and most entertaining venue for your money. We bring you up close from the most modern to some of history's greatest flying aircraft. The performers and pilots who fly in air shows welcome questions, visits, and interact with crowds like no other entertainer will. Bring a chair or blanket to sit on while you watch them perform some astounding aerobatics. The military come to Windsor so the public can see their skills as they push the "envelope" to display the capabilities of the machine and themselves as a cohesive pair.
The Snowbirds have the precision and grace like no other team in the world. No other 9 ship formation in the world can accomplish what they can do. They fly for Canada.
We have almost 4 hours of constant flying and there will always be something in the air. Never a dull moment.
Don't miss the opening or the race, airplane rides or the ground acts. Yes I did say the race. Is Pete up to the challenge?
We have contest winners from last year who got some great pictures of their family sitting inside some of the aircraft.
People say they didn't know you could go inside of them. Well, now they do.
It doesn't matter what else is happening around town on our air show weekend. The Windsor air show is the biggest event in Southwestern Ontario. No other will come close. You can't ignore our presence. Some try to but we are Red, white and very loud. We give you and your family memories that can last a lifetime. Lifetime dreams come alive for many as they follow their hearts desire to become a pilot and then some. Need an example?
Chris Hadfield.
Chris watched an air show in Windsor in 1963 where he decided to fly. He will become the first Canadian to command a Space Station next year.
That is a dream fulfilled and it started in Windsor.
Gates will be open at 9:30. Gates will close at 4:30.
That's 7 hours to explore and learn. Bring your camera and make sure it's got lots of memory.
Meet the pilots, see aircraft up close. Meet our Veterans. Thank our Veterans.
We bring history to Windsor without enormous sponsors. We also work with local establishments to help them get noticed at a very affordable cost. The air show supports In Honour of The Ones We Love. Friday is the day we get the children out of the hospital for a few hours to get special treatment from the pilots and ground crew. Every smile is worth it.
Did I mention food? Our contestants will be competing for the Best International Chicken Wings on Friday September 9. $5 to get in, Free Parking, and a chance to watch the ground crews set up an air show. The pilots will also be there for the kick off and the Jet Truck will give a small preview of the weekend.

Advance Tickets are available at
Pioneer Gas Stations
Henry's Photo on Howard
Windsor Flying Club

Bring the family and enjoy the day without straining your budget.