Abbotsford International Airshow (2002)
Held on August 9. 10. 11, 2002 at BC, Canada
C-5 Galaxy (United States Military): one of the largest aircraft in the world. It can carry outsize cargo and can take off or land in relatively short distances. Ground crews can load and off load the C-5 simultaneously at the front and rear cargo openings.
KC-135 Stratotanker (United States Military): principal mission is air refueling.
F-16 Fighting Falcon(United States Military): It is highly maneuverable and has proven itself in air-to-air combat and air-to-surface attack. It provides a relatively low-cost, high-performance weapon system for the United States and allied nations.
F-15E Strike Eagle (United States Military): A dual-role fighter designed to perform air-to-air and air-to-ground missions. An array of avionics and electronics systems gives the F-15E the capability to fight at low altitude, day or night, and in inclement weather and perform its primary function as an air-to-ground attack aircraft.
CC-130 Hercules (Canadian Military): Considered to be one of the most versatile transport planes, is used to airlift troops, equipment and cargo, in Search and Rescue (SAR) operations and in air-to-air refuelling of fighters.
CH-124 Sea King , with its fold-up rotor and tail, fits perfectly on the smallest deck. It's a ship-based helicopter with both day and night flight capabilities, and is carried aboard many Canadian Maritime Command destroyers, frigates and replenishment ships.
The Sea King carries detection, navigation and weapons systems as part of its primary mandate of searching for, locating and destroying submarines. With its subsurface acoustic detection equipment and homing torpedoes, it's also a versatile surveillance helicopter.
Domestically Sea Kings have increasingly become responsible for search and rescue operations, disaster relief, and assisting other government departments in carrying out counter-narcotic operations, fisheries and pollution patrols.
Link to my photo album about this show