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PRINCE ALBERT CENTENNIAL OF FLIGHT CELEBRATION

Official Statement

The 2012 Centennial of Flight Celebration is held in accordance with all Canadian air regulations. The show will take place on Sunday, August 5th with any rehearsals and sponsorship rides on Saturday, August 4th  (intermittently to allow for commercial airline traffic).  The 2012 air show will celebrate a diverse showing of aircraft. Like all festivals and events such as auto races, walks, marathons, bicycle rides for charity and the like, the air show may be of more interest to some citizens and visitors than to others and thus, may be seen as disruptive by some while being anticipated and enjoyed by others.

We understand that the noise generated by the rehearsal and the air show may be a concern.The number of aircraft displays which generate more noise has been reduced and all aircraft will arrive and leave the display area using flight paths determined by regulatory bodies to be least disruptive to the City of Prince Albert while keeping safety paramount. We need to emphasize that this event will attract thousands of tourists from throughout Saskatchewan and the bordering provinces and U.S. states and contributes significantly to the Prince Albert economy. While we understand that some people living in the neighbourhoods close to the airport and river may find some of the aircraft loud, we ask you to consider the benefits of the Centennial of Flight to its fans and to the City of Prince Albert. It may become one of the city’s major annual attractions, and it is an important business generator for the local economy that literally thousands of spectators from around Saskatchewan could continue to enjoy.

To provide your comments are feedback, please call 1-877-868-7470.

How do I contact the Centennial of Flight Celebration?

Please email CoF@princealberttourism.com or call  1-877-868-7470 or (306)981-2011 to leave your comments regarding the Centennial of Flight Celebration.




© 2012 Centennial of Flight - Prince Albert, Sk.
How can I volunteer with the Centennial of Flight Celebration?

The Centennial of Flight Celebration will post volunteer positions externally on our website as they become open.
Below is as list of 2012 positions that you may apply for following the directions below.
Please note only successful candidates will be contacted by the Centennial of Flight Celebration committee. 

To apply for a volunteer position please send your letter of application including your resume to:

Centennial of Flight
3700 2nd Avenue West
Prince Albert, Sk  S6W1A2
Attn.: Tim Munro

CoF@princealberttourism.com

The Centennial of Flight Celebration thanks all applicants for their interest in this volunteer position.
Please note that only qualified candidates will be selected for interviews at the discretion of the Centennial of Flight Celebration.


When is the Centennial of Flight Celebration?

The Prince Albert Centennial of Flight takes place during the August long weekend.
The Prince Albert Centennial of Flight will be held on  Saturday, August 4th, Sunday, August 5th and Monday August 6th, 2012.


Where does the Centennial of Flight Celebration take place?

The Prince Albert Centennial of Flight takes place in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada (CYPA) and is best viewed at the Prince Albert Airport-Glass Field, or along the south shore of the Saskatchewan River as it runs through the city of Prince Albert.

Show centre is located at the Prince Albert Airport-Glass Field.       For info contact CoF@princealberttourism.com.

How do I get to the Centennial of Flight Celebration? 

The Prince Albert Centennial of Flight is easily accessible by car from Hwy # .  Just follow the signs.
Parking may be available at the airport for a fee.

The Prince Albert Centennial of Flight is also accessible via the Prince Albert Transit system which will be running shuttle buses from the local malls or at the Exhibition Grounds to the Prince Albert Airport.

How much are tickets?

The Prince Albert Centennial of Flight is a FREE air show event to the public.  Come enjoy the celebration.

Can I view the aircraft before or after the show on the ground or is there a static display?

YES!  Static display will be in place and are possible for the Prince Albert Centennial of Flight.
You will have the opportunity to get up close, take your pictures and in some cases talk to the pilots and crews. 

Who is flying in the Air Show this year?

The Prince Albert Centennial of Flight will be hosting a variety of aerial exhibitors.
For a detailed list, please visit the Performers' page.  Our performer list is subject-to-change right up to show time.
This is due to the dynamic demands on equipment and personnel, as well as from a safety perspective for our of our acts.
We apologize for any inconvenience this creates, but we must respect that a fire mission, protection services, mechanical problems
and the safety of our show performers are higher priorities than participation in our display.

Will the schedule of acts be available?

YES!!  A schedule of performers will be made available prior to the event.

Why do planes have to fly over the city?

Aircraft appearing in the Prince Albert Centennial of Flight will be stationed at Prince Albert Airport.
Aircraft hangared outside of Prince Albert may fly to the show site via a route that takes them over the City of Prince Albert.  These flights occur at altitudes and at speeds in accordance with regulations put forth by aviation governing bodies.

Is the show safe?

Safety is of paramount importance at the Prince Albert Centennial of Flight and we are conscious of concerns with respect to safety and noise.  The Prince Albert Centennial of Flight follows all safety guidelines and regulations as dictated by aviation authorities and hold our performers accountable to the same high safety standards.  

We employ aviation industry professionals across our membership including controllers, military representatives and emergency services.  The Prince Albert Centennial of Flight has a strictly professional-run emergency response committee comprised of members of the Prince Albert Police Services, Fire Services and EMS.  We also have a well-developed incident plan.  Performers and key personnel attend pre-show safety briefings daily and daily debriefs post-show.

Who regulates noise?

The Prince Albert Centennial of Flight complies with all regulations, including those published by Transport Canada relating to noise.

Why are some flights noisier than others?

Atmospheric conditions such as clouds and wind can make an aircraft sound louder on different days.


What restrictions, if any, has the air show placed on performers when flying over the city?

Aircraft flying over the city follow all regulations issued by NAV CANADA and are under the control of the Prince Albert Centennial of Flight Air Boss. Each flight is instructed as to the direction and height that it may fly. Aircraft taking off from or en-route to Prince Albert Airport are under the control of NAV CANADA flight controllers.

Will the show be noisy?

The Prince Albert Centennial of Flight will be hosting a variety of aircraft, displaying aviation technology across the ages; from smaller, civilian aerobatic aircraft, to bush planes, vintage trainers and jets.  In answer to the question 'will the air show be noisy,' the answer is 'yes.'  All aircraft make noise to differing degrees.  The Prince Albert Centennial of Flight follows aviation regulations created by governing bodies to ensure the safety of our spectators and performers, as well as to mitigate noise.

2012 NOTICE TO MARINERS

Absolutely NO boating of any kind will be allowed on the river during this event.
Only Emergency Response units will be allowed to operate on the water during the air show for saftey reasons.