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Canadian International Air Show
Online event in 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has unfortunately led to cancellation of the Canadian International Air Show (CIAS.org) on Labour Day weekend at the Toronto waterfront this year. Organizers plan to substitute an online event, Sept. 5-7, providing a different way to see favourite performers and watch behind-the-scenes activities.

The CIAS program this year would have been highlighted by the Snowbirds, the CF-18 Demo Team, and the striking P-51D Mustang “Quick Silver” (quicksilvermustang.com) among others. Quick Silver, the dream of father and son team Bill and Scott “Scooter” Yoak, was built with parts salvaged from Mustangs all over the world. It contains parts from at least 200 Mustangs and is a tribute to veterans.

Bill Yoak, of Lewisburg, West Virginia, was a master craftsman who did all of the metal work. He died in 2013, at 67, after battling cancer for several years but his legacy lives on. Excellent YouTube videos of Scott demonstrating Quick Silver in aerobatic displays across North America are worth checking out.