The CF-18 Demo Team will be flying high at Quesnel SkyFest 2019! File photo

CF-18 Demo Team will showcase supersonic speed at Quesnel SkyFest

The plane’s decorated to celebrate the Canadian Forces pathway “To The Stars,” 70th anniversary of NATO

If you’re ever wanted to see our Canadian Forces pilots in action, now is your chance!

The Canadian Forces CF-18 Demo Team is made up of exemplary Royal Canadian Air Force units from across the country who are proud to represent Canada’s operational air force.

Captain Brian Kilroy will visit SkyFest 2019 in a beautifully-painted and impressive CF-188 Hornet, which is decorated to celebrate the Canadian Forces pathway “To The Stars” and the 70th anniversary of NATO.

The supersonic CF-188 Hornet is the Royal Canadian Air Force’s frontline multi-role fighter, capable of engaging both ground and aerial targets. This incredible plane can reach Mach 1.8 (1,814 km/h) at 36,100 feet and climb at a rate of 50,000 feet per second, with an engine that produces enough thrust to lift 24 full-sized pickup trucks off the ground! You can see it in person this summer at SkyFest!

SkyFest returns to Quesnel Aug. 2, 3, and 4 at the Quesnel Regional Airport! Get your tickets at and follow #SkyFest on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for updates on your favorite performers and a behind-the-scenes look at Quesnel’s International Airshow.

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