Snowbird air show planned for Revelstoke

The Snowbirds air show could be coming to Revelstoke, as long as council gives its stamp of approval.

The Snowbirds fly in diamond formation during the Toronto airshow in 2007. They plan to bring the show to Revelstoke on July 26.

The Snowbirds fly in diamond formation during the Toronto airshow in 2007. They plan to bring the show to Revelstoke on July 26.

The Snowbirds airs how could be coming to Revelstoke, as long as council gives its stamp of approval.

The Royal Canadian Air Force hopes to host its non-aerobatic air show in Revelstoke on Wednesday, July 26. All they need is council’s approval to overfly Revelstoke by as little as 150 metres above town.

Council is scheduled to vote on hosting the show this Tuesday, Apr. 25.

According to a staff report by Nicole Fricot, the city’s director of economic development, the event would take place over two days, with a meet and greet at the airport and reception at Revelstoke Mountain Resort on July 25, followed by the show in Centennial Park on July 26 at 4 p.m.

The show has the support of the Columbia Shuswap Regional District, Revelstoke Chamber of Commerce, Revelstoke Accommodation Association, Revelstoke Mountain Resort, and Robert Powadiuk.

The Snowbirds are a branch of the air force who’s purpose to demonstrate the skills of Canadian pilots.