This is a list of ground attractions that are planned to be included in this year's Show and open to the general public. As happens every year, this list is subject to change due to last minute additions and deletions. Preceding the show, the list of attractions and their status is regularly updated right up until the day of the show.
Revised August 9, 2022
This area is visible to the public the entire day. From the other side of the barriers, you will be able to see the live "operations" of the Show take place as the performers taxi-out and then return to the area after landing from their respective performances. This is the place to be if you have an interest in seeing the "inner workings" of our Air Operations.
The Careers in Aviation Zone showcases aviation and aerospace/defence-oriented organizations wanting to promote their company/organization and/or offer a recruiting opportunity. The variety here includes industry, academic institutions, training facilities, community support groups and youth organizations.
There will be a number of recruiting displays on-site from various aspects of the
Canadian Forces. The displays are in place to inform the Canadian
public of career opportunities in the Canadian Armed Forces. This includes information about the application process, paid education, benefits, and life in the military.
The Canadian Army has always been a popular attraction during several past air shows! They are expecting to have a display of vehicles and other equipment on-site during the weekend. The displays will be run by personnel from The Nova Scotia Highlanders.
The Runway Market at the Show will be a diverse collection of medium to large local & regional companies and organizations who want to see the fans and tell them about what they do. The variety is generally very wide - take some time to visit our exhibitors as they help show the depth of our host community.
The living history encampment by the Atlantic Canadian Military History Association preserves and honors the memory of the people who lived through the epic struggles of the Great War, World War 2 and Korea, by educating the public about the many contributions of Canadians. They authentically portray the soldiers, sailors, air force personnel, as well as the civilians of all nations of the time.
The mission of Co. H,
Fifth Regiment New Hampshire Volunteers is to honour,
through commemoration, education &
preservation, the men and women - particularly those from Canada's Atlantic Provinces - served the cause of "Union
& Liberty" during the epic struggle that was the American Civil War. Thousands of Atlantic Canadians left their homes to serve between 1861 and 1865.
The John S. Hart 3/4-scale model of the Supermarine Spitfire Mk I is Air Show Atlantic's community and awareness ambassador. The model, first built for the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo in 1990 has a long, storied history and is named in honour of the ONLY Atlantic Canadian to fly a Spitfire during the historic "Battle of Britain". He was also the last surviving Canadian pilot who flew in the battle, just passing away in 2019 at the age of 102. We invite you to come visit the model and learn about its history and that of John S. Hart.
This has become an extremely popular
attraction at our Air Show! Several members of the
Atlantic Garrison can be found "patrolling" the Air Show
grounds throughout the day, meeting and entertaining the public
and Star Wars fans of all ages (including many of our flight
crews and pertformers over the years!).
We are working with the owners of a number of antique military vehicles in Atlantic Canada to put together a vehicle display for the public to come visit at this year's Show. We hope to finalize details shortly and have a number of these on-site for everyone to enjoy and to learn about their various roles with the military over the years.
We are working with the Miniature Aircraft Society of Truro to bring a static display of remote control aircraft to this year's Air Show. Originally called the Cobequid Radio Control Club, it holds a Model Aeronautics Association of Canada Charter dating back to May 1978. The club owns their flying site, known as George Lacey Field, located off of Marshland Drive, in the town of Truro, Nova Scotia. Their models include fixed and rotary wing aircraft, ranging in size from small hand held to giant scale, powered by electric motors, and glow and gasoline engines.