World Record to be Attempted at the 2009 Fort St. John International Air Show
The Fort St. John International Air Show Society in partnership with the City of Fort St. John will be hosting the Fort St. John International Air Show this summer on Sunday, July 19, 2009.
The Committee is excited to announce a set of new performers to this year’s already full line-up of performers, Jurassic Attack and Maniac. These monster trucks are huge 4×4’s that destroy everything in their way. The machines weigh about 10,000 pounds, are 12 feet high, 12 feet wide and have motors that close in on 2,000 horse power. Maniac is coming to the 2009 Fort St. John International Air Show to attempt a new World Record, for the world’s longest wheelie.
“This is an exciting new set of performers for the Air Show this year” Said Darlene Hamre, Show Producer, “Not only are two monster trucks coming to perform, but they will attempt a World Record which is very exciting, especially if they accomplish what they came here to do.”
Jurassic Attack and Maniac are no strangers to Air Shows. During their previous tours of Canada and the U.S., they have stopped at many air shows including the Lethbridge International Air Show where they say the pilots had just as much fun in the monster truck cockpits as they did in the planes.
Tickets are on sale at Petron Communications, Quality Inn Northern Grand, Fort St. John’s Visitor Centre and online at www.fsjairshow.com. You can also see the show for free if you volunteer to help with the show. To apply as a volunteer, please visit www.fsjairshow.com to sign up online or call (250) 787-7100. Free shuttle busses will help move people from the North Peace Arena to the Airport starting at 11am on Sunday July 19th. Parking will cost $15 at the airport with proceeds going to North Peace Search and Rescue.
With 2009 marking the 100th Anniversary of Powered Flight in Canada, we are expecting the F-86 Sabre “Hawk One” which has been restored and painted to mark this great achievement plus great acts like the Canadian Forces Snowbirds, the Skyhawks and much more! The last Air Show in Fort St. John was held in July of 2007 and over 8,000 people attended the evening show and thousands of dollars was donated to local charities and non-profit societies in the North Peace. Keep track of the 2009 Fort St. John Air Show by visiting fsjairshow.com