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Borden Air Show


This weekend, we visited CFB Borden for the Borden Air Show, and was it ever a great show! 

We saw a variety of performers, and they were still going strong when we had to leave.  We got to see the Chinook helicopter and the Skyhawks (paratroopers – although it was too windy for them to jump), a Griffon helicopter, the Canadian Harvard Aerobatic Team, Manfred Radius doing sailplane aerobatics, Gord Price in his YAK-50 doing some crazy stunts, and a CF-18 Hornet Fighter Jet (cover your ears for that one!).


There were also far more activities for the kids and other things to see and do than I remember from the last time we visited.  There were several bouncy houses and obstacle courses to keep the kids busy, some planes on display that you could explore, and lots of food vendors.  We didn’t get a chance to tour the museum unfortunately.


Plan to make a day of it, bring lawn chairs, water and lots of sunscreen.  It’s alot of fun for the whole family.  Keep in mind however, that there can be lots of down time between performances, so little ones may have trouble staying interested.  Once the planes show up though, they’ll be riveted!


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Megan is a WAHM to 3 (and then some) kids, who spends the majority of her time working as an Administrative Assistant, blogging and washing dishes. She loves to write about her adventures in parenting, running a home daycare, adoption and whatever else strikes her fancy!


  1. Jeanette

    I love going to the airshows! It’s such a fun family event it is so cool to see how talented those pilots are!
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  2. Breanna

    Oh how fun! I wish we had something like this around us – my two oldest would love it! It looks like the weather was perfect that day! Those blue skies! Ahh 🙂

  3. lisa

    I haven’t been to an airshow in years. I always had so much fun at them. We have one here in Chicago every year.

  4. Jasmine Eclipse

    What a great event to go to with the whole family! This looks like a lot of fun. I’ve never been to one, but they’ve always been intriguing!

  5. Vera Sweeney

    What a fun air show to attend!! My kids would love to see everything at the air show.
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  6. Dogvills

    This is a show my husband and son will surely enjoy. They love going to air shows.
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  7. Annemarie LeBlanc

    My grandkids would love to see an air show! If I would be able to catch one nearby, I would also take my nephew and niece with me. They will be so thrilled!

  8. Kristine Foley

    Looks like there’s so many fun activities for the whole family! We live a couple hours away from an Airforce base where they do an annual show, but we haven’t made it down to watch it. Adding it to our list for must see!

  9. Jamie

    Air shows look so fun! I’ve always wanted to go to one.
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  10. Kathy

    That sounds like a fun air show. I’ve never been to one before. I’ll have to make sure to check out for one near me. I think that would be great for our entire family.

  11. Angie

    What a fun time! I’ve never been to an air show, but I’ve heard lots of good things about them.

  12. Chrystal | Nevermore Lane

    Looks like so much fun. I haven’t been to an air show in ages. I need to change that. I will have to look and see where there are some in the state.

  13. Ann Bacciagliaa

    We are so excited for the airshow here in CFB Trenton. I grew up in the Military and have seen so many Air Shows and I love them.

  14. Stephanie Pass

    This looks like fun! My husband is obsessed with planes, and he’s always looking for a new air show to attend.

  15. Christy Garrett

    My husband and boys went to the air show a few weeks ago. They loved it.
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  16. Jay Simms

    We have a local air show that we go to every August. It is so much fun checking out the planes and seeing the history behind the old planes.

  17. Chubskulit Rose

    I love watching air show. It’s been years since we watched one, it was a great one too.

  18. Claudia Krusch

    I haven’t been to an airshow in years. I always had so much fun at them. We have one here in Atlantic City!

  19. Lynndee

    How fun! I’ve been wanting to go to an airshow. There was one that we missed last year. Too bad their next one would be next year yet.

  20. Stacie @ Divine Lifesytle

    I LOVE airshows. I can never look directly at the acrobatic stuff, though. I’m always afraid I’ll witness a crash.
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  21. Brianna

    what a fun time with the family. My boys love going to the airshow.
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  22. Shaney Vijendranath (youbabyandi)

    I’ve never been to an airshow before – sounds awesome. My daughter is obsessed with planes. She will enjoy something like this.

  23. Tom

    I havent been to an air show in years. Glad I got to live one through your post. Hope you had fun!

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