A pilot makes aerobatic manoeuvres in his plane during the 20th annual Chilliwack Flight Fest at the airport on Sunday.

Flying high at Flight Fest

A huge crowd of about 10,000 people packed the Chilliwack Airport on Sunday to catch the high-flying performers at the 20th annual Chilliwack Flight Fest.



A huge crowd of about 10,000 people packed the Chilliwack Airport on Sunday to catch the high-flying performers at the 20th annual Chilliwack Flight Fest.

From skydivers to mid-air aerobatic flips, and helicopters to historic planes from the Museum of Flight, this year’s Flight Fest had a little bit of everything. A total of 11 performers took to the sky.

In addition to the overhead performers, dozens of static displays were featured on the ground including a strange-looking, black gyrocopter. Gyrocopters look like small helicopters, but fly more like airplanes.

The free event brought in more than $2,000 in donations.

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