2016 Quinte International Air Show


Frequently Asked Questions

When and where will the Airshow take place?

The Quinte International Airshow (QIAS) 2016 will take place June 25 & 26 at 8 Wing/CFB Trenton. The air demonstration will take place over the main runway (24-06) and the static portion will be in the same vicinity. The 30 minute pre-show begins at 11:30 a.m., followed by the four-hour main show beginning at noon.

Where do I get more information about the QIAS?

Updates will be regularly posted on the website as well as on Facebook and Twitter. Questions may also be directed to (613)392-2811 ext. 7427, or by email at airshow@cfbtrenton.com.

Where can I purchase tickets for the QIAS 2016?

General admission tickets and Exclusive Access Passes are available online at our website.  General admission tickets will also be available at the gates both show day, in addition to the following retailers;

How do I get to QIAS 2016?

QIAS 2016 is taking place at 8 Wing/CFB Trenton. Accessible parking will be available On Base for those with a valid Accessible Parking Permit. Parking on the base will be limited, however shuttle buses from downtown Trenton (West at Dufferin and Creswell), Loyalist College (East) and on the North Side of base at ATESS will be available throughout the day, with free parking available at the shuttle locations. There will be a minimum of one accessibility bus servicing each parking area. Parking maps and information are available here.  Visitors are also encouraged to arrive on foot or by bike. Bicycle parking will be in place at Bain Park for any visitors who wish to lock their bike during the event.

There will be no fly ins to 8 Wing/CFB Trenton during the weekend of the Quinte International Air Show 2016, however there are a number of airports in the surrounding areas that might be able to accommodate your request, including Stirling, Belleville, Picton Tyendinaga, Kingston and Peterborough. All contact information and services provided for the above mentioned airports is located in the Canada Flight Supplement.

What time is the show?

The pre-show will begin at 11:30am with the main show starting at noon until 4:00pm.

When will the full schedule of acts be available?

The flying schedule will not be finalized until the day of the event due to the unknowns associated with the performers, aircraft service abilities and operational requirements and even then some of the performer times may be shifted to accommodate unknown factors throughout the actual airshow.  Below are a list of the performers.

Can tickets be purchased at the gates?

General admission tickets will be available at the gates for purchase.

I am no longer able to attend, could I get a refund?

Tickets are non-refundable.

Will there be a program available for purchase?

Programs will be available for purchase at the gate for $5. Visitors who purchase their tickets online have the option to purchase their program online as well, which they can pick up at the gate.

What happens if it rains?

The Quinte International Air Show will happen rain or shine.

What type of terrain is the General Admission area?

The general admission area consists mainly of hard-packed ground making it accessible for wheelchairs. The ground may be uneven in some areas, so caution is advised.

Are motorized scooters allowed?


What amenities are offered on site?

What can I bring to the show?

You can bring cash for onsite purchasing, a camera, a folding lawn chair, blanket, sunscreen, hat, and ear plugs or ear defenders. All belongings are subject to search prior to entry.

Prohibited items include; pets (exception given to service animals only with proper documention), coolers, alcohol, large umbrellas, pop up shading tents, drones. Cigarettes and smoking are strongly discouraged on site. The prohibited items list is available here, and may be subject to change.

Can I bring my pet/dog?

No. Pets are not permitted.  Exception given to service animals only with proper documentation.

Are children free?

Children 0-5 years of age are free.

Will it be too noisy for children?

It is strongly recommended that all visitors bring ear plugs, headphones or other ear protection. Ear protection will be available for purchase on site.

What will be available for my children?

BMO presents Kids’ Zone at QIAS2016; an active play area for children from toddler to 15 with games and inflatables for children to learn and play.  Children must be accompanied by an adult in the Kids’ Zone.

The Quinte International Air Show 2016 will also provide a designated breastfeeding space, change tables, kid’s eating area, crafts and face painting. For more information, see our Information for Families page.

Can I come with a support worker?

For visitors who must be accompanied by a support worker for support for safety or mobility, the QIAS 2016 will consider the support worker as necessary and will admit that support worker on the basis of the visitor ticket.

I have a QIAS Experience ticket, can I bring in a child/children?

All persons must be in receipt of a QIAS Experience ticket in order to access the Experience tent.

Is there camping on site?

There is no camping on site at 8 Wing/CFB Trenton. RV parking is available at Centennial Park in the City of Quinte West. There are also multiple tent and trailer sites between Kingston and Cobourg. A list of recommended accommodations is available here.

Will there be clean drinking water?

Clean drinking water will be available for purchase during the event.

I’d love to take quality photos, where is the best place for photos?

The QIAS 2016 has a QIAS Photo Access Pass available for $100.00+HST per person per day. This pass provides access to the photo pit, an area close to the action with incredible sight lines for amazing photos during the show. Photo passes are only available for purchase here.

How high is the fence in the spectator area? How high is the fence in the photo pass area?

The fence will be approximately 4.5 feet high.

Are Media passes available?

Yes, media passes will be available to registered members of the media. The registration form can be found here. Media pass holders will have access to the QIAS2016 Media Centre and designated media photography zone.  The deadline for media pass submissions is 13 June 2016.

How can I volunteer for the QIAS 2016?

Interested members of the community may register to volunteer through the QIAS2016 website here. Age restriction and police record check may apply in certain areas. We request that volunteers commit to a minimum of 8 hours during one day of the show and be available during the week leading to the show to receive training and directives from the different Area Directors.

What food vendors will be available on site?

A variety of food selections will be available on site. For a speedier experience, we encourage guests to have cash for onsite purchases.  Food vendor choices include, but are not limited to

Purchase your tickets before June 10th to get an Early Bird Discount!

City of Quinte West
Hastings County

Thank You!

8 Wing Trenton would like to thank all those who made the Quinte International Air Show (QIAS) 2016 an unequivocal success. The overall goal of the QIAS Team was to deliver an exciting show, which highlighted our history and heritage by commemorating the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan (BCATP).

The QIAS 2016 could not have been a success without the commitment of our 8 Wing personnel and volunteers, who put so much effort forward to ensure we were able to hold an international event. Hosting an airshow at 8 Wing Trenton was our opportunity to welcome people from the surrounding communities, as our guests, into the home of Air Mobility.

The other key to the success of QIAS 2016 was the incredible support of our many sponsors, partners and our local communities. Without their commitment to helping us achieve our goals, the QIAS would not have been able to host such a world class event.

QIAS 2016 was truly a combined effort from all those involved and we are excited to start planning for the QIAS 2018.

This website and the QIAS office is now closed. However, if you have any questions or concerns please contact us by email at airshow@cfbtrenton.com