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AERO Gatineau-Ottawa

FAQS

Here are a few tips to help make your airshow experience a safe and pleasant one!

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The complete show schedule will be available just prior to show days. Visit this page for updates on the schedule.

Preliminary Weekend Schedule

Friday – September 16, 2022

Event grounds open to Photo Pit Weekend and Flightline Club ticket holders
A unique chance to see the static and participating aircraft arrivals and practises!

Photo Pit open: 9:30 am to 5 pm
Flightline Club open: 11 am to 5 pm
Gates close: 5 pm

Saturday – September 17 & Sunday – September 18, 2022
Same show both days!

Gates open: 9:30 am
Ground shows: 9:30 am to 4 pm
Air show: 10:30 am to 4 pm
Gates close: 5 pm

All acts are subject to change in time or order based on operational circumstances and weather.

This year we will have extended show hours, with performances starting around 10:30 both days.

Gatineau-Ottawa Executive Airport The airshow is at the Gatineau-Ottawa Executive Airport located on Highway 50, approximately 20 kms east of downtown Ottawa, and a 90 minutes drive from Montreal. On arrival exit Highway 50 at Blvd de l’Aéroport, Exit 154. GPS; 1717, rue Arthur-Fecteau, Gatineau, QC J8R 2Z9

Gatineau-Ottawa Executive Airport 

GPS: 1717 Rue Arthur-Fecteau, Gatineau, QC J8R 2Z9
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A range of tickets are available from single day passes to Photo Pit and Flightline Club. Early birds get the best prices! See all the details on the ticketing page.

Tickets will only be available online. There will be no ticket booth at the event.
Food vendors accept cash only. There is an ATM in the airport terminal.

Yes, as in any air show, it is possible that for reasons of mechanical failure or other unforeseen operational circumstances, aircraft cannot participate in the event and must withdraw from the program at any time. The military teams that take part in the event are demonstration teams. They should not be deployed in military operations unless there is a very special situation. No refunds will be given in such a situation.

Aero Gatineau-Ottawa takes place rain or shine. Most of the performers can adapt to the weather conditions, while the ground activities, the displays, the kiosks are open to the public regardless of the weather.

You bought several tickets and the same name appears on all of them? Don’t worry. Can’t make it and want to transfer your ticket to someone else? You can do that. Your tickets (QR code) are valid for one entry to the event, according to the date chosen. The verification will be done at the ticket type level. For example, a child’s ticket (5 to 12 years old) must be used by a child. The same goes for a veteran ticket which must be used by a veteran. Tickets will be honoured regardless of the name of the person using them.

The Aero Gatineau-Ottawa team will ensure that the Quebec government’s recommendations regarding the pandemic situation are implemented. Participants will have to comply with any regulations introduced at the time of the show. In the event that a participant cannot present or demonstrate that he/she is following the rules in place, no refund will be made.

If the event is cancelled in its entirety or postponed due to Public Health recommendations, Aero Gatineau-Ottawa reserves the right to offer an exchange or refund. In the event that the event is cancelled or postponed, we will inform you within a reasonable time of the procedures to follow.

Any person who does not respect the rules, guidelines and sanitary standards will be required to leave the premises without refund. They may be held responsible for any loss or damage resulting from this.

  • Wear comfortable walking shoes as the air show grounds are expansive, and you will be partly on grass.
  • Weather is always uncertain. Come adequately prepared for a day in the open air. If sunny, don’t forget to bring sunscreen or a hat to protect yourself.
  • Drink water to prevent dehydration. **Bring your own bottle, as water refilling stations will be available onsite this year
  • If you are noise sensitive or have children that may be noise sensitive, please consider bringing noise blocking aids (ear plugs, headsets, etc).
  • Please pick up any loose garbage you find and deposit it in the nearest garbage container as loose garbage could get sucked up into aircraft engines.
  • Air show security reserves the right to hand-search all backpacks and bags.
  • It is summer in Quebec – this means you should take precautions for potential high heat and humidity. Wear loose-fitting, light-colored clothing and drink plenty of water. On a hot day, your body will lose more water than is required to just satisfy your thirst. If the heat starts to cause concern, be sure to seek medical attention right away!

    Please – for safety and courtesy there is NO SMOKING OR VAPING anywhere on the Air Show grounds. If you do light up anywhere, you will be asked to extinguish and dispose of your cigarette. You also may be asked to leave if smoking on the grounds.

    Outside food and drinks are permitted. However, coolers are prohibited except for small coolers carrying life saving medicines or formula bottles for young infants. A variety of food and drink options will be available for purchase from air show vendors. You are prohibited from bringing in alcoholic drinks.

    The following items are prohibited: coolers, tents, bicycles, roller blades, ladders, large umbrellas, glass or styrofoam containers.

    The following items are permitted: chairs, strollers, cameras, blankets, small umbrellas.

    Pets are NOT allowed. For safety reasons for both the pet and people on-site at the Show, no pets will be permitted on the Air Show grounds with the exception of certified service animals.

    Leave early and prepare to be patient. The airshow is at the Gatineau-Ottawa Executive Airport located on Highway 50 approximately 20kms east of downtown Ottawa, and a 90 minutes drive from Montreal. On arrival exit Highway 50 at Blvd de Aéroport, Exit 154. (GPS; 1717 Rue Arthur-Fecteau, Gatineau, QC J8R 2Z9).
    Parking is free and is available in parking lots east and west of the airport. (**Plan to arrive early!) Police and volunteers will direct you to the lots. Shuttle buses will run between the parking areas and the Airshow Main gates
    Remember where you have parked for the return bus ride!
    Parking for disabled permit holders and Drop-Off is available in front of the airport terminal.

    CARPOOLING IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED.

    A very limited number of RV parking places will be available for the event, at $30 for the weekend. Passes will be available through the ticketing system. You must purchase your air show access separately. Valid for the nights of September 16 and 17. Does NOT include access to Friday practice. Vehicles must be in place by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, September 16. To avoid departing visitor movement must leave after 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 18. The RV Zone is located in a grassed area on the south side of the airport and does not offer any services.

    There will be no fly in this year due to construction at the Gatineau airport.

    We will be offering a discounted ticket for our serving and retired military.
    Active Military & Veterans must present valid government issued ID.

    There will be a designated area for people with limited mobility along the crowd line. Chairs will not be provided, please bring your own. Parking for disabled parking permit holders and Drop-Off is available in front of the airport terminal building.