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The F-86 Sabre landed this morning at the Fort St. John Airport – Adam Reaburn/

The classic F-86 Sabre, also known has ‘Hawk One’ has touched down at the Fort St. John Airport today to be here for the Fort St. John International Air Show on Sunday, July 19.

“Hawk One’ of the Centennial Heritage Flight will constitute a highly visible tribute to the commemoration of 100 years of powered flight in Canada in 2009.  “Resurrect, Celebrate and Motivate” is the theme behind the refurbishment of a classic RCAF F-86 Sabre 5 (Canadair Serial Number 23314) in the colours of the legendary Golden Hawks aerobatic team that thrilled Canadians from coast-to-coast for five airshow seasons commencing in 1959. 

Led by former Snowbird commander LCol Steve Will, the Hawk One team brings together a formidable group of highly experienced military and civilian professionals that includes one of Canada’s most famous aviators, astronaut Chris Hadfield.  Teaming up with Canada’s famous Snowbirds for much of the year, Hawk One will assist the team in motivating the youth of the country to reach for their dreams, whatever they may be.

The 2009 Fort St. John International Air Show is this Sunday at the North Peace Airport – for more information check out the Air Show website at

Tickets are available at Petron Communications, Quality Inn Northern Grand, Visitor Centre and online at  Tickets will be available on the day off the show at the North Peace Arena where you can take the Free Shuttle to the show starting at 11am, the Visitor Centre and on site at the Airport.

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