Princeton International Air Show awarded

The Princeton International Air Show was awarded Best Up and Coming Air Show by the Northwest Council of Airshows

Harvards fly over the Similkameen Valley during the 2011 Princeton International Air Show

Harvards fly over the Similkameen Valley during the 2011 Princeton International Air Show

The Princeton International Air Show has been awarded Best Up and Coming Air Show by the Northwest Council of Airshows at its annual conference held Feb. 24 to 25 in Richmond.

The fifth annual show will take place on on July 21 in Princeton.

Vintage aircraft are expected to make an appearance, including the Vintage Wings of Canada Boeing Stearman PT-27 Kaydet and a P51 Mustang IV.

Construction of Kaydets began in the 1930s and required special modifications to survive Canadian winters, including navigation lights and heated cockpits.

The Mustang IV was built during the Second World War and was capable of escorting daylight bomber formations from the U.S. to Germany and back.

The planes will be stationed in Calgary before the show, making it easier to fly them to Princeton.

Photos of the annual air show are available on the organization’s website.