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Wings Over Water 2024

A new beach air show on the shores of Lake Eerie

Dates: September 27–29, 2024

Wings Over Water
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As Canada's only true beach airshow, Wings Over Water offers a unique blend of aerial displays, engaging activities, and community spirit. Scheduled for September 27-29, the event promises to be an exhilarating experience set against the picturesque backdrop of Seacliff Beach in Leamington, Ontario. Whether you're a seasoned aviation enthusiast or simply looking for a weekend of family fun, Wings Over Water has something for everyone.

Activities and Attractions

The three-day event kicks off with gates opening at 3 pm on Friday, followed by the flying demonstrations starting at 5 pm. Guests can witness breathtaking aerial performances featuring a variety of aircraft, from multi-role fighter jets to classic planes. Throughout the event, there will be flying demonstrations showcasing the skill and precision of seasoned pilots.

Additionally, visitors can explore the vendor and merchandise park, offering an array of food options, local vendors, and displays. Families can enjoy the splash pad and relax in shaded areas while taking in the sights and sounds of the airshow. The beachfront location provides prime viewing spots for both aerial and aquatic displays, promising an immersive experience for all.

Aerial Performers

Featuring an impressive lineup of aerial performers, Wings Over Water Leamington promises an exhilarating display of aviation prowess. Among the highlights is the CF-188 Hornet, renowned for its versatility and success in various military operations worldwide. Piloted by seasoned RCAF veterans Mario Hamel, Todd Farrell, and Greg Hume-Powell, the Northern Stars take to the skies in the classic Pitts Special, delivering precision formations and thrilling freestyle maneuvers. Adding to the excitement is the iconic MiG-17F, known for its nimble agility and historic significance from the Vietnam War. Flown by skilled pilots, this legendary aircraft captivates audiences with its maneuverability and speed, making it a standout performer at airshows worldwide.

Ticket Prices and Parking

Standard admission tickets for single-day access are priced at $31.99 for adults, $25.99 for seniors (aged 60+), and $15.99 for youth (ages 5 to 12). Alternatively, guests can opt for a 2-day bundle or a 3-day weekend pass at discounted rates. To ease transportation concerns, Wings Over Water Leamington offers a convenient Park N' Ride option, allowing attendees to park at designated lots within the Municipality of Leamington and utilize shuttle buses to reach the venue hassle-free.

Spectacular Setting

Anticipated by aviation enthusiasts from both Canada and the neighboring United States, Wings Over Water Leamington is poised to attract significant crowds. Situated in Essex County, with Windsor just a stone's throw away across the Detroit River, the region has a rich aviation history, once hosting the renowned Windsor International Air Show. Known for its stunning waterfront and natural beauty, including the nearby Point Pelee National Park, the area provides a picturesque backdrop for the event.

Seacliff Beach, nestled along the shores of Lake Erie, serves as the ideal venue for Wings Over Water. Its expansive sands offer ample space for spectators to gather and enjoy uninterrupted views of the aerial displays.

As a proud community member, Wings Over Water continues to attract visitors from near and far, offering a memorable experience and a weekend of aerial excitement for all.

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Last updated: by Olga Valchyshen