Chilliwack -DECEMBER 1, 2017 UPDATE – Ray Firkus with the Chilliwack Flight Fest told FVN that their recent AGM produced plenty of enthusiasm to re-start the Flight Fest/Air Show for 2018. The challenge is sponsorship and in vestment dollars. A healthy budget of $70,000 would ensure that the free airshow would lift off. Now comes the challenge to find those sponsors. The City of Chilliwack in the past has been very kind to help out with other in kind sponsorship’s through Emergency services, traffic control, policing and little things like porta-potties.
The Flight Fest Board have another two meetings planned for January 2018, and from there, they will evaluate where they stand and if the show will fly.
Anyone with a financial interest can contact Ray or Donna through the Flight Fest website or:
ORIGINAL STORY – NOVEMBER 23 – After the grounding of the 2017 Chilliwack Air Show-Flight Fest, there were concerns that it may never reach the skies ever again.
The air show is one of the last free shows in the world, let along North America.
A small number of volunteers and a shrinking base of advertisers and financial supporters have put the show in jeopardy.
The Flight Fest will try again starting with their upcoming AGM – Wednesday, November 29th at the Chilliwack Flying Club at 7PM.
The meeting is at the Chilliwack Flying Club, located right beside the green and white hangar just West of the main terminal.
The mailbox address is 46200 Airport Road.
If the parking lot becomes full, parking is available at the main terminal or at the School District building across the street.
From there, organizers will see if there is enough interest and funds to get the show into the skies for 2018.