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Date: 7 June 2008
Main hangar: 23314 Sabre 5 as "12897/FU-897"u/r CF-BPM Waco ATO VWC C-FVZZ Lysander 3A ex Canada 2365 u/r C-FYPM DH83C VWC C-GEVS Swordfish II ex Canada HS554, u/r C-GGAJ Hurricane XII ex Canada 5447 u/r CF-GKY Beech D17S VWC CF-TPM Hurricane Mk4 ex Canada KZ321 C-GXPM DHC-2 Mk1 ex Kenya 111 Static/flying: 144617 CC-144C 412sq CF-BXG CT-120 ex Canada 12074 CF-DHQ DH82C ex Canada 8869 C-FHSC Beech B100 Pascan Aviation C-FMKA Harvard II ex Canada 3222 C-FNAH Harvard II ex Canada 2918/KH918 C-FNDB Harvard II ex Canada 3039/039 CF-ROA +2 Harvard IV ex Canada 20451 CF-VPM Mustang IV ex Canada 9575 C-GBDG Firefly AS6 as "VH142/BD-G" C-GELO H269C GDG Aviation C-GGAF P149D ex Germany 90+74 C-GVZB Spitfire Mk16 ex Canada SL721 C-GVWC FG-1D as "KD658/115" C-GZCE Beech D18S CWHM N42BT CA-16 N53146 PT-22 as "909" The first of two Open Houses held this year by Vintage Wings of Canada saw the first public flying display of its newly acquired Corsair. The aircraft is flown in Royal Navy colours as a tribute to Canadian pilots who flew the type with the Royal Navy in WW2. An unprecedented appearance of visiting warbirds, mixed with a few classic civil aircraft, was blessed with great weather. Free admission and the sun in the back made it an excellent day out for the family and photographers alike. The next Open House will be held on 20 September, with hopefully a fully restored Sabre waking up the usually quiet airport!