It’s one of the more anticipated acts of the air show. As the CF-188 leaves the chocks, pulls out of the ramp area and taxis to the runway, heads turn to admire the jets’ magnificent paint scheme- a mural adorning both sides of the hornet, the entire top of the fuselage, both wings and tail. The painted image commemorates the United Kingdom’s 75th Anniversary of “The Battle of Britain.” As the fighter prepares for take-off, in the background, the audience hears those famous words uttered by Winston Churchill; “Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few”. The crowd is exuberant as CF-18 Demo Pilot Capt. Denis “Cheech” Beaulieu performs square loops, multiple high-speed passes and tight turns before propelling the jet skyward. With safety the paramount concern, the demo accomplishes its goal of illustrating the aircraft’s capability and proficiency as well as the pilot’s ability and precision.