If you’re still undecided about going to the Hamilton Air Show tomorrow, Sunday, June 19th, here’s a look at just SOME of the aircraft you’ll see flying (click to enlarge).
This is the ramp in front of the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum. These aircraft all flew in the air show and there are many more to see on static display as well.
Clear skies and lots of sun! According to The Weather Network forecast for Hamilton for this weekend we will be in for a hot and sticky Saturday and a cooler Sunday.
Bring lots of sunscreen and make sure you use it. Stay hydrated and cover your head! For more tips on enjoying your day at the air show see my previous post.
If you can’t make it to the airshow and would like to follow on Twitter I will be tweeting using the hashtag #YHM11. You can go to this page here and keep track of my tweets related tot he airshow. Follow me, @FlyingDan to see all my tweets during the day. I encourage you to use the same hashtag so we can keep all posts in the same place.
It’s going to be a great weekend for aviation in Hamilton! Get your cameras ready and if you need any tips for the airshow make sure you check out my post here.
NOTAM stands for Notice To Airmen and is used to warn pilots of hazards or restrictions put in place. In the case of the Hamilton Airshow it is used to inform pilots that the airspace around Hamilton airport (CYHM) will be restricted and that they need special permission to enter. You can find the NOTAM on AWWS and currently it reads:
110390 CZYZ TORONTO FIR
CZYZ PURSUANT TO SECTION 5.1 OF THE AERONAUTICS ACT, AIRSPACE IS RESTRICTED WITHIN 7 NM RADIUS OF HAMILTON AD (431023N 795606W) SFC TO 6000 FT MSL. EXC FOR AIRSHOW PARTICIPANTS NO PERSON SHALL OPR AN ACFT WITHIN THE AREA DESCRIBED EXCEPT AS AUTH BY AIRSHOW CONTROL, BILL SNELLGROVE 705-790-2373, OR ATC ON 125.0 1106171400-1106172100, 1106181600-1106182100, AND 1106191600 TIL 1106192100
The area centred at CYHM with a radius of 7NM (approximately 13km) is restricted up to 6,000 feet above sea level. To operate an aircraft in this area you must obtain permission from Airshow Control or ATC (contact information above). The NOTAM (and thus the restriction in airspace) is in place on the following days:
- Friday June 17, 2011 from 1400Z to 2100Z (10:00 to 17:00 EST, local time)
- Saturday June 18, 2011 from 1600Z to 2100Z (12:00 to 17:00 EST, local time)
- Sunday June 19, 2011 from 1600Z to 2100Z (12:00 to 17:00 EST, local time)
I’ve plotted the area covered by this NOTAM on a map to give you an idea of location and extent of the restricted airspace.
Less than four days to go until the airshow! Find my other posts about it here.
Note: the information above is current as of June 14, 2011 at 8:30 AM EST and will not be updated. Do not rely on it for navigation. It is meant as general information only.