The Abbotsford International Airshow Society (AIAS) is the non-profit society that has operated in British Columbia, Canada since 1966, created as a distinct entity in preparation for the 1967 Canada Centennial Airshow. The keystone annual event – The Abbotsford International Airshow, is an aviation festival that has grown well beyond its borders over the past 5 decades. In 1970, the Government of Canada designated Abbotsford as “Canada’s National Airshow.” With a role from very early on as a significant stop on the ‘Airshow Circuit,’ Abbotsford has distinguished itself as an event focused on aviation excellence, aerospace advancement and community participation.
The Abbotsford International Airshow is organized by a small core staff and the participation of 1000+ volunteers and service group members. As a not-for-profit event, the Abbotsford Airshow contributes proceeds from each year’s event to numerous charities and community groups throughout the Lower Mainland.
The Abbotsford Airshow will be a premier showcase of aviation excellence and will inspire dreams to take flight.
The Abbotsford International Airshow Society will produce Canada’s best airshow, be a leader in our community and give back. The Society will educate and inform future generations, ignite a passion for flight and foster relationships that help grow the Canadian aerospace industry.
Excellence. Exceeding the expectations of guests, members, volunteers and the community through quality performances, experiences and service.
Passion. Fostering passion for aviation and inspiring people to be involved in aviation through education and experiences.
Community. Engaging with and contributing to the community.
Integrity. Being accountable through good stewardship, teamwork and transparency
Leadership. Being a leader in the airshow industry by living our vision, mission and goals. Willingness to collaborate and engage in all relationship to enhance aviation.
Become An Airshow Society Member
Annual Membership is $10 for Individuals and includes:
- Invitation to Member-Only events
- A voting seat at the Annual General Meeting (Held at end of November)
- Members Newsletter
- Discounts on Abbotsford Airshow Admissions and Clothing
- Abbotsford International Airshow Society Member Challenge Coin
Click here to download a Membership Application Form
|Dave Reith||Operations Manager|
|Sandra Bater||Event Coordinator|
|Jadene Mah||Media Coordinator|
2018-19 Board of Directors
|Steve Stewart (AFC)||Chairman|
|Stacey Irwin||Vice Chair|
|Ed Boon (AFC)||Director-at-large|
|Ruth Wiebe (AFC)||Director-at-large|
Note: 3 Directors are elected by the Abbotsford Flying Club membership