I attended Canadian airshows pretty regularly in the 1980's and the closest ones to my home were at London airport in Ontario. To be honest, they were more of a show of American airpower from nearby National Guard Airbases like Selfridge in Michigan, but Canada's Snowbirds were always the closing act and the Canadian airforce brought what they could- if you wanted to see military jets, it was a good show. The 80's were also a period of time where alot of military jets-particularly the group known as the Century Series of American fighters and the V bombers from England- were nearing the end of their service life, having initially started service in the 1960's- they were loud, afterburning rocket ships and great fun to watch before they would soon be withdrawn from active duty. Many of these can only be seen in static displays today. Other newer jets like the Tomcat and Eagle were also starting to make the rounds of airshows as the latest manifestations of American air superiority. I had my first camera during this time (so please excuse the image quality) which was a small Instamatic camera that took about 12 photos before you had to remove the cartridge for development and wait for a couple of weeks for Kodak to return the images by mail, all the time hoping that you had not inadvertently overexposed the roll or accidentally halfway advanced the film to get a partial exposure. The images below constitute some of my "successful" pictures from around 1980-1984.