Is this normal for an air show?
September 6, 2010 1:30 PM Subscribe
Is it common for Air Shows to have military aircraft fly low over the downtown of large urban cities?
posted by ovvl to Society & Culture (40 answers total)
Every labor day weekend in Toronto there is an International Air Show over Lake Ontario to the South. This year was a bit more low-key than usual because of the weather. Over the past several years it has been customary for F-18's to make extremely loud (window rattling) strafing-style runs over downtown and west Toronto. If I didn't know better, I would get the distinct impression that the Air Force was trying to intimidate someone here. I'm not the only one to find the noise annoying. Other than that, I am usually generally curious about aviation technology.
Just wondering: is it common for other Air Shows in North America to have military aircraft fly low over the downtown centers of large urban cities?