Gatineau 2008(2)Back to Country
Date: 20 September 2008
Main hangar: CF-DHQ DH82C ex Canada 8869 C-FVZZ Lysander 3A ex Canada 2365 u/r C-GEVS Swordfi sh II ex Canada HS554 C-GGAJ Hurricane XII ex Canada 5447 u/r C-GXPM DHC-2 Mk1 ex Kenya 111 Static/flying: CF-BPM Waco ATO VWC C-FDNL Hurricane XII ex Canada 5481 CF-FLC Spitfire LF9c ex MK912 C-FGAT Sea Fury FB10 ex Iraq 324 CF-GKY Beech D17S VWC CF-LEF Waco UPF-7 Central Aviation Inc C-FMKA Harvard II ex Canada 3222 C-FNAH Harvard II ex Canada 2918 C-FNDB Harvard II ex Canada 3039 C-FOWC J3C-65 Roger O’Grady CF-PQL Canso A ex Canada 11084 CF-ROA Harvard IV ex Canada 20451 CF-TPM Hurricane Mk4 ex Canada KZ321 CF-VPM Mustang IV ex Canada 9575 C-FWGA Harvard IV ex Canada 20377 C-FWOL P149D ex Germany 91+45 C-FYPM DH83C VWC C-GAPE Yale ex Canada 3445 C-GCFC Beech 95-B55 G Roch Consultant C-GFBR An-2P Lee Barker C-GQTA/141 Alpha Jet ex Germany 41+41 C-GSBR Sabre 5 ex Canada 23314 C-GVRA Lancaster ex Canada FM213 C-GVWC FG-1D as "KD658/115" C-GVZB Spitfire Mk16 ex Canada SL721 C-GYMK CJ-6 ex China N42BT Harvard IV ex Canada 20228 N54JH PT-13 ex 42-17440 N53146 PT-22 as "909" Vintage Wings of Canada (VWC) organized its second Open House of the 2008 season on its home base Gatineau, near Ottawa. The highlight of the event was the roll-out of its fully restored Sabre 5, set to fly again soon after the event. The Sabre will receive a Golden Hawks colour scheme to commemorate a century of flight in Canada next year. Without doubt, VWC’s open houses have evolved into Canada’s premier warbird events; the relaxed atmosphere, excellent photographic opportunities, combined with a zero dollar entrance fee and possibilities for up-close viewing are simply unmatched in the country.