Category Archives: AVIATION

FOR JACK

Several years ago, Jack Sloan, an in-law of my brother, took the two of us on a tour of the Canadian Warplane Museum at the Mount Hope airport in Hamilton, Ontario. This museum has to be one of the best … Continue reading

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LANCASTER BOMBER

LANCASTER BOMBER FLYPAST Mastery of the four engine bomber which allowed for heavier bomb loads and greater range by America, Britain and Canada proved the undoing of the Third Reich which had no answer to their lethality. Originally built in … Continue reading

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LOCKHEED ELECTRA

TRANS CANADA AIRLINES Forerunner to today’s Air Canada, TCA’s first aircraft was a 10 passenger Lockheed Electra. First route served was between Vancouver, BC and Seattle, Washington.

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GATINEAU EN VOL – 2012

Once again, the airport in Gatineau, Quebec, across the river from Ottawa was home to the impressive Wings Over Gatineau airshow. This year’s show was a two day event, so naturally I chose the anniversary of  “Battle of Britain” Sunday. … Continue reading

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MORE GATINEAU EN VOL

Snowbirds in intricate manoeuvre. Alpha Jet CL-215 Bombardier Waterbomber Snowbirds in formation. CF-18

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GATINEAU EN VOL!!

Vintage Wings Canada put on their annual airshow on Saturday, Sept. 17 at their home airport of Ottawa’s twin city, Gatineau, Quebec. Vintage Wings Canada has the best collection of airworthy Second World War aircraft in the country. The late … Continue reading

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CANADA DAY FLYPAST

Canada Day celebrations in Ottawa always include a crowd pleasing flypast. This year, with the visit of William and Kate, was no exception. First came a flypast of two F-18 aircraft. F-18 This was followed by the famous Snowbirds formation … Continue reading

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FIRST IN FLIGHT

Kitty Hawk, North Carolina is the home of modern flight. This is the location chosen by the Wright brothers for their historic experiments in powered flight. Life size mock up of the original flight in  December of 1903 as seen … Continue reading

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