Looking Back at Canada’s Shearwater International Air Shows Part 1

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The last Shearwater International Air Show was held in 1997, more than two decades ago. Later shows at the military base, located a short distance northeast of Halifax, Nova Scotia, continued under different names and organizations after the base was downsized.

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We ran a feature here in these pages in 2013; new photos have been added here for a fresh look at many aircraft and squadrons that have been retired since the much-heralded air shows of the 1980s and 1990s. Gone are the CT-133 Silver Stars, Ch-124 Sea Kings, and most of the other types contained in this report. The photos here are Canadian Forces aircraft that have been retired, withdrawn, or replaced with other airframes.

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You can hover over the thumbnail pictures for identification or click for an enlarged photo. Enjoy!

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