Alberta Air Tour makes a stop at Airdrie Air Park

Story by Stacie Gaetz


Photos by iStock

The final leg of the 2021 Alberta Air Tour will stop at the Airdrie Air Park on Aug. 28 from 10 am to 4 pm.

Visitors will be able to look up and watch as 40 airplanes land at the Airdrie Airpark Airport.

Once the planes are parked, people attending the tour have a chance to see the airplanes close up and meet and talk with the pilots.

“This is the second year that the Air Tour has come to Airdrie and it is really about aviation enthusiast promoting their passion to local residents and visitors,” says Cam Binder, president of Airdrie Air Park Ltd.

“Anyone interested in aviation from children, to people who might be interested as a hobby, to someone looking into aviation as a career option, you will have a great time.”

Last year’s event included about 20 aircraft and this year’s is expected to be host to about 43.

The event includes everything from homebuilt planes to helicopters and DC3s and Harvards.

Binder adds pilots are more than happy to chat with people and answer any questions they might have about flying and their aircrafts.

“It’s a great day for a family, prime for a photo op and you might just learn something,” he says.

Local food trucks and entertainment will also be on hand for the day at the free outdoor event.

“We want to bring people together and celebrate the aviation industry in a safe way,” says Binder, adding he expects about 200 to 300 people to attend the event.

The southern Alberta tour will also be making stops in Red Deer, Sundre, Olds, Didsbury, Three Hills, Drumheller and Beiseker.

The Airdrie Air Park is located five kilometres east of the city off of Yankee Valley Boulevard.