AUG 2,3,4, 2019 Quesnel, BC
Quesnel SkyFest
Welcome to the Quesnel International Airshow

Entertainment for the whole family

SkyFest and the Quesnel Regional Airport look forward to showcasing these amazing performers



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About event

SkyFest is a three day airshow held at the Quesnel Regional Airport on the August long weekend. Top international aerobatic performers will arrive in Quesnel ready to delight spectators of all ages with their high and low flying aerobatic stunts. SkyFest provides entertainment for the whole family. There will be opportunity for an up close look at some different types of aircraft and vintage cars in the static display area. Childrenโ€™s games, activities and entertainment will also be available.

Aircraft Display

Vintage Aircraft for all to enjoy - A special treat this year at SkyFest 2019

All airplane enthusiasts will be excited to see on display the ultimate in aircraft memorabilia. Erickson Aviation Collection in Madras, Oregon will form part of the static display at this year's show, bringing in a assortment of vintage aircraft for all to enjoy.

Partners and Supporters

We are exceedingly grateful for the support we receive from the community, especially those businesses, community members and organizations who are sponsoring our 2019 Show. This great event doesnโ€™t just happen! In addition to hard work and dedicated planning, it takes the support of the community to make the excellent, innovative and engaging performances you see at each SkyFest a reality.

SkyFest Gives Special Thanks To These Quesnel Businesses For Their Support In 2017 And Through To 2019!

Performers

Meet our professionals



Canadian Forces Snowbirds

Canadian Forces Snowbirds

The Canadian Forces Snowbirds (431 Air Demonstration Squadron) are a national icon, known for their world-class precision aerobatics and jaw-dropping solo crosses. As ambassadors of the Canadian Forces, they have proudly flown the Canadian flag over every major air show in North America, as well as at the Olympics and Commonwealth Games.

Yak-obatics

Yak-obatics

This father-and-son duo from Washington continue to delight audiences across North America with their unbelievably entertaining act featuring Bud Granley in a Yak-55 and Ross Granley in a Yak-18T. Their incredibly coordinated loops, rolls, and tumbles will take your breath away.

Kent Pietsch

Kent Pietsch

Kent Pietsch is a born entertainer in his Jelly Belly airplane, with an act that will leave you wonderingโ€ฆ was that supposed to happen? His comedic shows are designed to thrill audiences of all ages with aerobatic stunts featuring airplanes that lose parts, engines that quit mid-flight, and landings that keep you guessing until the very last moment.

CF-18 Demonstration Team

CF-18 Demonstration Team

Captain Brian Kilroy of the Canadian Forces will visit SkyFest 2019 in a beautifully-painted and impressive CF-188 Hornet, which is decorated to celebrate the Canadian Forces pathway โ€œTo The Starsโ€ and the 70th anniversary of NATO.

Team Rocket Aerobatics

Team Rocket Aerobatics

Team Rocket Aerobatics represents the best of precision, speed, and high performance aerobatics. With Eric Hansen in the F1 Rocket and Ken Fowler in the Harmon Rocket II, Team Rocket is the only dual formation night pyro aerobatic show in the world.

Go EZ Aerobatics

Go EZ Aerobatics

Kyle Fowler has dreamed of following in his father Kenโ€™s footsteps since he was 12 years old. Today, he performs a thrilling act of his own in his 1989 Long EZ homebuilt plane, which has a very unique delta wing canard design.

Kopp Motorsports (Pyro Jet Truck)

Kopp Motorsports (Pyro Jet Truck)

Rick Kopp puts on a stunning display with his Pyro Jet Truck, which boasts a 12000 HP engine with 6000 lbs of thrust! His International Transtar 4300 is powered by a Westinghouse J34-WE- 48 Turbojet engine with a flaming afterburner from a T-2 Buckeye.

Manfred Radius

Manfred Radius

Manfred Radius has earned his title as the โ€œKing of Sailplane Aerobaticsโ€. His graceful and elegant performances are a sight to behold. His plane, The Salto, is a fully aerobatic sailplane which is also suited for extended soaring flights

Jacquie B

Jacquie B

Jacquie B is living proof that it is never too late to follow your dreams! At the age of 50, she performed at her first air show and hasnโ€™t slowed down since. Today, she has more than 2500 flight hours and 100 air shows under her belt. Jacquie flies a stunning Extra 300 monoplane that can withstand up to 10 Gโ€™s of force and is designed for exceptional aerobatic performance. In 2010, she became the first female solo pilot to perform at the Al Ain Aerobatic Show in the United Arab Emirates!

Ric Peterson

Ric Peterson

SkyFest is proud and honored to host Ric Peterson as our announcer! With his background in broadcasting, race car announcing, and 20 years of air show experience, Ric is a a seasoned microphone veteran with a flair for aviation.

Erickson Aircraft Collection

Erickson Aircraft Collection

The Erickson Aircraft Collection based in Madras, Oregon is one of the most comprehensive original WWII-era military plane collections in the world. At SkyFest 2019, you'll get a chance to see and hear their gorgeous P-40E Kittyhawk and P-47D Thunderbolt in the air!

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Schedule

Event details and activities



Private Rides for Media, Partners and Supporters

Welcome to #SkyFest2019, Day 1

Gates open for ticket holders at 7:00 PM.

Special Twilight Airshow Performance
Friday Aug. 2nd

(Select Performers Only)

As dusk falls over the airfield, prepare to marvel when world class performers take to the skies to bring you SkyFest 2019โ€™s Twilight Show!
Fires of propulsion shoot out of jet engines as they strain against the pull of gravity during their complex maneuvers. This is an awesome sight that you would miss in the light of day! Donโ€™t miss this premiere event that kicks off Quesnelโ€™s International Airshow weekend for 2019, featuring a careful selection from the ranks of world class aerobatic acts that will be performing throughout the weekend.

Welcome to #SkyFest2019, Day 2

Gates open for Day Show ticket holders at 9:00 AM.

In addition to the Full Airshow Performance, the Day Show includes a variety of food vendors, a beer garden, a kidzone, an autograph booth, ozone, aircraft displays, vintage car displays, and more! Enjoy a full day of fun at the Quesnel International Airshow in 2019.

Aug. 3rd & 4th Main Airshow Performance

The Day show begins with a stunning array of aerobatic performances by individual pilots to a running commentary as well as accompanying music. Canadian Forces Snowbirds as well as the CF-18 Demonstration Team also take to the sky in an incredible display of precision flying, and no air show is complete without a wall of fire to test the maneuverability of pilot and aircraft.

Performers will include...

The Canadian Forces Snowbirds

The Canadian Forces CF-18 Demonstration Team

Kent Pietch Jelly Belly

Bud & Ross Granley Yakobatics

And many more to be announced soon!

Welcome to #SkyFest2019, Day 3

Gates open for Day Show ticket holders at 9:00 AM.

In addition to the Full Airshow Performance, the Day Show includes a variety of food vendors, a beer garden, a kidzone, an autograph booth, ozone, aircraft displays, vintage car displays, and more! Enjoy a full day of fun at the Quesnel International Airshow in 2019.

Aug. 3rd & 4th Main Airshow Performance

The Day show begins with a stunning array of aerobatic performances by individual pilots to a running commentary as well as accompanying music. The Royal Canadian Air Force Snowbirds as well as the CF 18 demonstration team also take to the sky in an incredible display of precision flying, and no air show is complete without a wall of fire to test the maneuverability of pilot and aircraft.

Performers will include...

The Canadian Forces Snowbirds

The Canadian Forces CF-18 Demo Team

Kent Pietch Jelly Belly

Bud & Ross Granley Yakobatics

And many more to be announced soon!

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Tickets

Ticket sales for the 2019 show are now available

*Note: prices are pre tax and fees



Youth Pass
$10*
  • Ages 7 - 12
  • Valid For Any One Show
  • Choice of Twilight Show or Either Day Show
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Adult Pass
$30*
  • Ages 13 and Up
  • Valid for Any One Show
  • Choice of Twilight Show or One Day Show
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Family Pass
$65*
  • Valid for Any One Show
  • Includes 2 Adults and Up To 2 Youths
  • Children 6 and under are Free
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Youth Combo Pass
$15*
  • Ages 7 - 12
  • Valid for The Twilight Show And...
  • Choice of either Day Show
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Adult Combo Pass
$50*
  • Ages 13 and Up
  • Valid for The Twilight Show And...
  • Choice of either Day Show
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Family Combo Pass
$125*
  • Valid for Twilight Show & One Day Show
  • Includes 2 Adults and Up To 2 Youths
  • Children 6 and under are Free
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Weekend Campground/Show Pass
$225*
  • Camping Friday Night through Sunday Night
  • Includes passes to all 3 shows
  • Valid for 2 adults and 2 youths
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Partners & Supporters

A special thanks to our partners who help make it all possible



Location

  • 250-925-1174
  • 651 Airport Rd, Quesnel, BC V2J 6W6
  • Airport Office Hours (each week until August 1)
  • Tuesday 2:00 PM โ€“ 4:30 PM
  • Wed/Thurs 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Sat/Sun 10:00 PM - 12:00 pm
  • Closed Thursday July 18 to Sunday July 21
  • quesnelairshow@yahoo.ca
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