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2017 Fly-In Barbecue

Plan to attend this year’s event

The Athabasca County 7th Annual Fly In Barbecue is just around the corner. There are some new and exciting features at our Fly-In this year.

They add to all the organizations and individuals who have become an integral part of showcasing our airport to aviation enthusiasts, residents and visitors alike.


Airplane Aerobatics

Born and raised in Westlock, Barry now resides in Hondo, which is about 200 kilometers north of Edmonton. He is a commercially licensed pilot with over 30 years and 3,000 hrs. experience flying a variety of aircraft.

Early in Barry’s flying career, he flew a North American B-25 Mitchell while water-bombing forest fires in northern Canada. He learned his unique aerobatic techniques while flying his Harvard many years ago.

Barry has been flying aerobatics for 15 years and is an ICAS member. The air show routine consists of a series of hammerheads, Cuban eights, inside & outside loops and knife-edge flight.

Barry will fly both planes on the day of the Fly-In, one a Skybolt, the other a Staudacher, the only one like it in Canada.

PLEASE NOTE:  Spectators need to arrive at the airport before 12:30 pm. For safety reasons the access road will be closed to traffic during the Airshow which will last approximately 30 minutes.

41 Signal Regiment

41 Signal Regiment is an Army Reserve unit that provides tactical multi-band radio, satellite, and wired communications support to other units of 41 Canadian Brigade Group in combat conditions.

The Regiment consists of 3 Signal Squadrons located in Edmonton, Red Deer, and Calgary.

In addition to supporting 41 Canadian Brigade Group, the Regiment has provided a large number of soldiers as augmentees to the Regular Force for domestic and international operational taskings such as the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics, the 2013 Calgary Floods, Bosnia, the Golan Heights, and Afghanistan.

The Regiment will be bringing one of its Medium Support Vehicles, an 8 ton truck with a 20 ft sea container permanently mounted on it that houses a range of equipment and technology. There will also be personnel from the regiment to explain their work and equipment.

Athabasca Classic Cruisers Car Show

Cars and planes just seem to go together and the Athabasca Classic Cruisers will be joining us to show off their rides. Much like the planes that will join us from around the province, each one of the cars and owners have a lot of stories to share about their vehicles so don’t be afraid to ask about them.

Aviation Organizations

The STARS Foundation and the Civil Air Search and Rescue Association (CASARA) make a difference each day for Albertans. Both offer important services in our time of greatest need.

We are proud to welcome them back to our event with displays, personnel and information to help inform those who attend the Fly-In with their most recent activities.


Pilot’s Draw Sponsor

Athabasca Regional Airport

Big Valley Jamboree Draw Sponsor

94.1 The River

Activities for the Kids

The Athabasca Teen Centre will have activities and crafts for kids of all ages to participate in at this year’s Fly-In Barbecue. Sunshine the Clown will also have a variety of fun and entertaining things to do with the kids!

Get ready to smile, laugh and show your artistic talents to everyone!

Fly-In to join us

The Athabasca Fly-In Barbecue continues to grow and include more people from the aviation community and from the local community.

If you are interested in bring a special aircraft to our event this year contact Airport Administrator Norm De Wet:  780-675-2273 | info@athabascacounty.com

A celebration of all things Aviation!