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AERO Gatineau-Ottawa


New this year: drone, pyrotechnic and night sky performances on the Friday evening

Gatineau-Ottawa, May 16, 2023 – Aéro Gatineau-Ottawa (AGO) is proud to launch its 6th edition, which will take place from September 15 to 17, 2023 at the Gatineau-Ottawa Executive Airport, under the theme “Legends of the Sky”.

This edition will be marked by the addition of a night performance on Friday evening, which will feature Randy W. Ball’s MiG-17 jet, one of the only one of its kind still active in North America, and Kyle Fowler’s Long EZ aerobatic aircraft, including breathtaking pyrotechnic effects. The renowned firm Groupe Royal will offer an original performance with a hundred drones, a first in Canada. This unique experience is a major addition to the already rich and diversified program of the most appreciated air show in Canada.

Thanks to its many partners, including the City of Gatineau, Tourisme Québec and Tourisme Outaouais, Aéro Gatineau-Ottawa continues to grow and to pursue its mission of sharing the love of flying with the public.

“The addition of an evening show is our team’s response to the constant growth of our event. We thank our partners who have been with us and supported us in this growth,” said the event’s president, John Bennett. “In addition to making several improvements to the site this year, we have concocted an exciting program, bringing together legendary crews, pilots and aircraft that reflect our mission to spread our passion for aviation past and present.”

The 6th edition of Aero Gatineau-Ottawa promises several new features, including a MIG-17 performance, shows by GO EZ Aerobatics and American aerobatic veteran Kent Pietsch, as well as the stunning WingWalker Carol Pilon. A Canadian first will also be offered with an aerial ballet featuring a Salto glider towed by a Nanchang CJ-6 military aircraft. Legendary Red Bull Air Race pilot Pete McLeod has also confirmed his attendance. In addition, the legendary Snowbirds, the CF-18 Hornet, and the Canadian Armed Forces parachute team, the SkyHawks will be back this year to amaze the crowd. World War II aircraft enthusiasts will not be left out, as AGO has brought together three great legends of the Pacific: the Grumman TBM Avenger, Louis Horschel’s Corsair FG-1 and the return of the American movie star: the ZERO Tora 101 replica!

Outaouais Tourism is proud to contribute to the Aero Gatineau-Ottawa air show, a unique and captivating event that attracts tourists from all over the country and of all ages. It is a great exposure for the Outaouais region to have its visitors marvel at the aerial prowess and to capture the interest of aviation history enthusiasts. We are also delighted to be able to support the extension of the event with a night show, a new feature not to be missed this year! – Julie Kinnear, President and CEO, Outaouais Tourism.

Early Bird Sale
The Early Bird Sale begins this Thursday, May 18 at 10:30 a.m. and runs through Tuesday, May 23, offering a 25% to 40% discount on general admission. More details on the aircraft on display in the sky and on the ground, as well as pricing, are available on the ticketing page.
Please note that due to limited supply, some products sell out very quickly when they go on sale, including tickets for the FlightLine Club and the Photo Pit Zone.

Thank you to our partners
Aero Gatineau-Ottawa relies on several partners to ensure its success, including : Ville de Gatineau, Government of Quebec, Tourisme Outaouais, Select Aviation College, Vintage Wings of Canada, Top Aces, SkyAlyne, Boeing, Airbus, CDN Aviation, Nolinor Aviation, OWG, Collins Aerospace, Gatineau-Ottawa Executive Airport, NAV Canada, Best Western Plus Gatineau-Ottawa, Hotel V, Quality Inn & Suites, Nautilus Plus, Robinson et Frères, Gauvreau Ski-Doo, Simplex Location, and the CRA Foundation.