Category Archives: AVIATION

GATINEAU THUNDER

My new book, “GATINEAU THUNDER”, is available for preview at the publisher’s website. A must see for all World War II warbird buffs.

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WINGS OVER GATINEAU

TIGHT FORMATION Sweet sound of the Rolls-Royce Merlin engine as a P-51 Mustang and a Lancaster Bomber fly overhead at the recent Gatineau Airshow. (Triple click to bring up some cockpit views!)

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PEARL HARBOUR

Today is the anniversary of “a day which will go down in infamy” according to the words of US President,  Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Above is a poster I put together as a result of a brief visit to Pearl Harbour … Continue reading

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MITCHELL BOMBER

The Mitchell Bomber was the star of the Doolittle Raid over Tokyo. Although the Raid was but a military pin prick, it’s symbolic value in the aftermath of Pearl Harbour cannot be overestimated. Before the Raid, America was losing the … Continue reading

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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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