Looking Back at Canada’s Shearwater International Air Shows Part 2


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.


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 shows much-heralded air shows of the 1980s and 1990s. Gone are the F-14s, Tornados and many of the other types contained in this report. The photos here are non-Canadian Forces aircraft, including the U.S., Europe and even New Zealand. These have been retired, withdrawn, or replaced with other versions. Others, like the RNZAF P-3Ks, are soon to be replaced with newer aircraft (in this case Boeing P-8s).


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

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