Tag Archive: Canada

Jun 20 2017

Fairview Aircraft Restoration Society PBY-5A Canso flies again

As planned, the Fairview Aircraft Restoration Society’s PBY-5A Catalina (C-FNJE) flew again on Father’s Day – June 18, 2017 – some sixteen years after its last flight and a lenghty restoration. Sources: Save the Canso CBC  

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Jun 20 2017

Video: first flight of the Roseland Spitfire

Vintage Wings of Canada published this video of the first flight of the Roseland Spitfire on June 9, 2017 with John Aitken at the controls. Source

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Jun 09 2017

First flight for Vintage Wings of Canada’s Spitfire Mk IXe

Vintage Wings of Canada’s Spitfire HF Mk.IXe TE294 made its first post-restoration flight on June 7. The aircraft carries the colours and markings of a Spitfire Mk IX from No 442 Squadron of the Royal Canadian Air Force during the summer of 1944. Source: Vintage Wings of Canada’s Facebook page

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Aug 05 2016

Canadian Harvards recovered from Great Lakes

The Canadian Harvard Aircraft Association plans on recovering elements of a North American Harvard that fell in Lake Erie in 1943. On June 19, 1943, student pilot William Charles Smith of the RAF buzzed a passenger ship on Lake Erie and entered into a steep turning climb to avoid the ship. The 17-year old pilot …

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Jun 20 2016

CWHM Lysander damaged in off-airport landing

Our Lysander had engine difficulty and performed an off airport landing. Crew dispatched maintenance to retrieve A/C pic.twitter.com/jm0LBSM3cp — CWH Museum (@CWHM) June 18, 2016 The Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum’s Westland Lysander Mk III (s/n 2363, C-GCWL) was damaged in an emergency landing in a field following engine failure near Cayuga, Ontario, on June 18. …

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Feb 15 2016

CWHM Lancaster to display temporary “Lady Orchid” colours this summer

The Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum has announced on its Facebook page that its Lancaster FM213 will be painted and flown in the temporary markings of Lady Orchid, Lancaster KB895, WL-O. The usual VR-A markings will remain on the starboard side. “Lady Orchid was Lancaster KB895, a wartime veteran of 434 RCAF Squadron with 35 operations, …

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Sep 25 2011

Canadian Air & Space Museum receives eviction notice

The Canadian Air & Space Museum based in Toronto recently was served with an eviction notice by its landlord, Downsview Park group. Door locks have been changed and the museum has been closed to the public since September 24. Plans for the historic building are to convert it into a four-pad ice complex.

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Aug 17 2011

Canada restores historic identity of the Royal Canadian Air Force

The Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence, announced yesterday that the Government of Canada has restored the use of the historic designations of the three former services: the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN), the Canadian Army (CA), and the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF). The Air Force had been designated the Canadian Forces Air Command …

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Jul 26 2011

Missing airmen’s A-17 Nomad found in Canadian lake

On December 13, 1940 two RCAF Northrop A-17 Nomad on a search mission for a downed aircraft collided in mid-air and crashed, killing their crews. One of the aircraft and its crew was recovered at the time, but the other aircraft was never discovered. It was flown by Peter Campbell, a 24-year old British, and …

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May 03 2011

Dambuster raid reenacted in Canada

The bomb that was used to destroy the Ruhr dams during the infamous 1943 Dambuster raids, known as the “Upkeep”, was recreated and tested in Canada. The Upkeep was designed by Barnes Wallis. The raid has been reenacted many times, notably by the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight’s Lancaster but, by a twist of fate, …

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