PORT HAWKESBURY: Organizers behind a local air show continue to make progress.

In December, Celtic Air Services Ltd. announced that the Port Hawkesbury Airport will host Airshow Cape Breton on May 30. Since then, Celtic Air Services president David Morgan said organizers have been working to make sure the event goes smoothly.

Last week, Celtic Air Services stated nearly 300 people confirmed their attendance on Facebook with more to come. The Canadian Forces 431 Air Demonstration Squadron, commonly known as “The Snowbirds,” is confirmed as the main act of the show, and if other acts are added, Celtic Air Services will announce them as they happen.


Organizers are still working on parking plans and there will be complimentary shuttles to and from the off-site parking lots.

“We continue to work with local businesses and groups to help us out with things like security, and patrols, and traffic, and charity events,” said Morgan. “That’s really what we’re focussed on right now is putting together a charity event the night before the air show that will raise money for a local group.”

Morgan said they have to limit the number of tickets, which went on sale on-line and at the airport last week, but wasn’t sure what the number was going to be. He said the number will be announced as they get closer to the date.

“We don’t want to put on a two hour show that nobody can get to,” he explained. “Tickets are $16 for an adult, $6 for [16 to six-year-olds], and five and under are free but they do need a ticket in order for us to have a head count.”

Morgan added organizers are excited to be able to host “The Snowbirds” and any other guests that come.