Gatineau 2007(1)Back to Country
Date: 2 June 2007
Main hangar: CF-VPM Mustang IV ex Canada 9575 C-FVZZ Lysander 3A ex Canada 2365 u/r C-GEVS Swordfish II ex Can. HS554, u/r C-GGAJ Hurricane XII ex Canada 5447 u/r C-GVZB Spitfire Mk16 ex Canada SL721 C-GXPM DHC-2 Mk1 ex Kenya 111 Static/flying: C-FCDH PT-17 ex 40-1840 CF-DHQ DH82C ex Canada 8869 CF-ROA Harvard IV ex Canada 20451 CF-RRI Chipmunk 2 ex Canada 18025 CF-TPM Hurricane Mk4 ex Canada KZ321 C-FWGA Harvard IV ex Canada 20377 C-FWOL P149D ex 91+45 N240CA F4U-4B ex 97359 The first Open House of the season organized by local warbird operator Vintage Wings of Canada (VWC) was themed "Barnstormers". In addition of the warbirds listed above, a dozen visiting barnstormers could be noted as well. VWC's recently acquired Hurricane and Swordfish were still under restoration, but their Corsair put on an impressive flying display. The aircraft were towed outside the hangar and onto the flightline, where the public could admire them before and during the engine start-ups. With the sun in the back, photography was great.