Tag: Vintage Wings of Canada

Pilot injured in Vintage Wings of Canada FG-1D Corsair landing accident

Vintage Wings of Canada's Goodyear FG-1D Corsair C-GVWC in 2009 (Photo Henry Lo (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0))

Vintage Wings of Canada’s Goodyear FG-1D Corsair was damaged when it departed the runway during landing at Gatineau Executive Airport in Qu├ębec, Canada, on 3 July 2019. John Aitken, who was at the controls, suffered a broken rib and a broken nose but is expected to recover fully. The extent of the damage suffered by …

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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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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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Skip Hit – Low level flying in West Germany

Another interesting read from Vintage Wings of Canada: how a Canadian F-104 pilot in Europe found himself flying at 900 ft per seconds less than 100 ft above a German transport base. Read it on the VWC website.

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