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.
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.
It is organised by the Board of Directors, a Core Staff and the annual participation of 1000+ Volunteers and hundreds of Community Businesses.
To produce the premier aviation showcase in Canada and a pre-eminent community event in the Lower Mainland. To celebrate our aviation heritage and inspire a passion for flight.
To produce Canada’s best airshow and one of the Lower Mainland’s pre-eminent community events. The Abbotsford International Airshow will feature diverse aerial and aviation-related displays, and offer value and entertainment to all ages.
We partner with charities, service groups and local businesses with the goal of giving back to the community. We support the Canadian Aerospace Industry by fostering partnerships with other aviation organizations.
Become An Airshow Society Member
Annual Membership is $10 for Individuals, $40 for Companies, 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
Click here to download a Membership Application Form
|Dave Reith||Operations Manager|
|Sandra Bater||Event Coordinator|
|Jadene Mah||Media Coordinator|
|Nathan Unger||Field Coordinator|
2016-17 Board of Directors
|Bob Aubrey||Ron Becker|
|Branko Bejo||Ed Boon|
|Daryl DeFehr||Ruth Wiebe|
|Bill Findlay||Aird Flavelle|
|Thomas Grozier||Ken Hildebrandt|
|Larry Huber||Dave Humphreys|
|Stacey Irwin||Dave Jones|
|Ken Kendall||Vali Marling|
|Jonathan Maryniuk||Rose McComb|
|Stu McIntosh||August Rinz|
|Adrian Renkers||Dirk Sieber|
|Parm Sidhu||Sandy Tiwana|
|Steve Stewart||Jim Watkins|
Membership with Other Organisations
AIAS is a proud member in good standing with several community and aviation industry associations: