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, proceeds from each year’s event benefit numerous charities and community groups throughout the Fraser Valley.
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 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|
2017-18 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