London International Airport to host the #1 airshow in North America

London International Airport Press Release | August 16, 2023

Estimated reading time 4 minutes, 35 seconds.

London International Airport is gearing up for the action-packed weekend coming September 8-10. Each year, we are honoured to host Airshow London on our runways. For two consecutive years, they have earned the title of the Best Air Show in North America in USA Today’s 10 Best Readers’ Choice Award. Aviation enthusiasts travel from all over North America to be entertained by the incredible aircraft displays!

In 2020, Airshow London made history when it hosted a sold-out socially responsible and physically distant air show during the COVID-19 pandemic, dubbed “SkyDrive”. It was Canada’s only air show that year and the first ever drive-in. The success of the drive-in format will continue this September with a spectacular display of aviation power in the air and on the ground!

The 2022 CF-18 Demo Hornet piloted by Capt Jesse “Modem” Haggart-Smith. Patrick Cardinal Photo

Now in the fourth year, following three years of sold-out shows, SkyDrive continues to advance guest experience by adding on-site attractions such as food trucks, vendors, STEM activities and an extensive interactive ground display of military aircraft from the Canadian and U.S. air forces, navy’s, coast guards and more.

This year the Canadian Forces Snowbirds, the U.S. Air Force F-22 Demo Team, the U.S. Air Force East Coast C-17 Demo Team and US Navy Growler Demo team will highlight Canada’s largest military air show over the skies of YXU.

“As Canada’s premiere military air show, Airshow London 2023 will not disappoint.” says Gerry Vanderhoek, Director of Flight Operations, Airshow London. “Our theme this year is celebrating 95 years since the first air show in London and we have invited many of the squadrons that have helped us become successful,” added Vanderhoek. “From fast and loud, to big and graceful, this year’s show will have something for everybody. We have added some features on the Friday night that are not to miss. Not only is our Hour of Power 3 hours, but there will also be a drone show and fireworks display!”

Jim Graham, Chair of Airshow London says, “We are proud to continue to partner with YXU on an established premier air show and have the opportunity to host the Canadian Forces Snowbirds and F-22 Raptor demonstration team as we aim to provide our attendees with an unmatched experience airside.” He adds, “we continue to advance our innovative drive-in event and look forward to showcasing SkyDrive once again.”

The F-22 Raptor Demo Team captured during an incredible display at the 2022 Airshow London SkyDrive. Patrick Cardinal Photo

Tickets for the 2023 show are almost sold out. Tickets are sold per vehicle for up to 6 passengers and can be purchased at We are pleased to share a 15% discount code to all available zones by using promo code ‘FLYYXU’.

Let’s get together as a community under the roar of flight and be inspired to soar!

This press release was prepared and distributed by London International Airport

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