A brief history of the event:
- Gatineau Airshow (2017) is a new non-profit corporation, created for the Aéro 150 event that took place in 2017 in the context of the celebrations of the 150th anniversary of the Canadian Confederation.
- The first edition in April 2017 featured the Patrouille de France together with the Canadian Snowbirds. The event was free of charge and despite appalling weather attracted over 5000 people.
- The second event on Sept. 15, 2018 included the Canadian Snowbirds, the CF-18 Demo Team and close to a hundred aircraft, performing and static. A new exhibition was held in the Vintage Wings Hangar. The estimate crowd was 12 000!
- Third edition in 2019 took place over three days. A second event also took place in August, prior to the event, as the Red Arrows visited Gatineau. AERO Gatineau-Ottawa was a success with more than 20 000 visitors. The F-35, the visit of Chris Hadfield for a second year and a night show with Manfred Radius were amongst the crowd pleasers!
Our objectives are to foster aviation awareness among all audiences, especially young people, and the preservation and demonstration of historic aircraft.