The Edmonton Airshow is an entertainment spectacle that celebrates both the rich history and the modern evolution of aviation, particularly in Edmonton.
Edmonton's history of flight began at Canada's first licensed municipal airport, Blatchford Field. As the capital region grew, so did the need and demand for flight. Today, scheduled passenger flights operate out of Edmonton International Airport (YEG) and general aviation (commercial and private) at Villeneuve Airport (CZVL).
Edmonton Airshow performances take place at Villeneuve Airport with the support of Edmonton International Airport (EIA) and Sturgeon County.
Edmonton Airshow Producer
RWE Events is a not-for-profit organization founded in 2010 by three Edmonton businessmen who believe spectators should not only be entertained, but also actively engaged. They envision, organize and produce events with a focus on celebrating as a community, while supporting local businesses, vendors and talent whenever possible. RWE Events has produced successful events in Edmonton that also include Santa's Parade of Lights.
Air Operations Team
DONNA FLYNN, AIR BOSS
An air boss has been described as the one "who keeps the airplanes apart and the show together." Air boss Donna Flynn is responsible for orchestrating the safe and entertaining presentation of the Edmonton Airshow performers in the air as well as on the taxiway and runway.
Flynn started in aviation when she obtained her private license in 1987, and soon caught the air show bug by volunteering on the flight operations side. In 1998 she started her air show career, and today owns Showline Airshows which specializes in the air bossing and flight operations of air events.
Flynn works eight to ten air shows each season and to date, has completed more than 350 shows at more than 35 locations in Canada and the United States.
One of the few women in this role, Flynn has developed her own style of air bossing in a male dominated industry that makes her one of the central figures on Discovery Channel's Airshow.