They have put on a show for over 75 million spectators worldwide under their signature Canadian flag parachutes and this summer Penticton Peach Festival-goers will get two opportunities to see the SkyHawks aerobatic parachute formations.
Thanks to sponsor Peters Bros. Paving, on the opening day of the 2018 Peach Festival (Aug. 8) the SkyHawks will perform from noon to 1 p.m. and from 5 to 6 p.m., dropping into Okanagan Lake Park. Spectators will be asked by volunteers to move to the designated viewing areas inside the park to ensure the safety of everyone.
The team will also be set up in the park at 2 p.m. for an autograph session.
Bringing their parachutes in close proximity to build formations in the sky requires the Canadian Armed Forces Parachute team to have a high level of skill and courage.
The SkyHawks are based out of Trenton, Ont. where they train alongside soldiers. Team members are both regular and reserve forces and come from various occupations of the Army, Navy and Air Force to bring a wide range of experience to their performances.
The Peach Festival performances are one of 21 stops the SkyHawks have on their summer schedule, which includes airshows and events across North America.