Quesnel Sky Fest this weekend

Quesnel SkyFest 2015 will experience a blue moon (second full moon in a calendar month) on July 31

The CF-18 fighter will perform during the Quesnel SkyFest on the August long weekend.

The CF-18 fighter will perform during the Quesnel SkyFest on the August long weekend.

Annie Gallant  – Quesnel Observer

The phrase “once in a blue moon” refers to something that occurs rarely. Quesnel SkyFest 2015 will experience a blue moon (second full moon in a calendar month) on July 31, the exact date of the Twilight Show. Unbelievable.

Now you may ask, “What is a twilight show?”

“This is an airshow that utilizes pyrotechnics during the twilight hours of the evening. These fireworks, such as the afterburners on the CF-18 military jet, are particularly spectacular,” said airshow organizer Barb van Halderen.

“The Twilight Show is comprised of selected performers who discharge pyro from their wings in an exciting display along with their amazing aerobatic performance.”

Quesnel’s Twilight Show will feature Super Dave Mathieson, Manfred Radius with his pyro-emitting sail-plane, the Canadian Armed Forces CF-18 with its glowing afterburners, the military Skyhawks parachute team, as well as the Flashfire jet truck.

Gates will open at 7 p.m. and show will last 8 p.m. – 10 p.m. Entrance is by the airport road.

Purchasing your tickets online at quesnelskyfest.ca, at $20 each, is highly recommended to ensure your admission to this very special show. Some tickets will be available at the gate.

 

“Building on the extreme success of SkyFest 2013 – this year’s show, including the new Twilight Show is experiencing an amazing buzz,” van Halderen added.