Portage la Prairie 2008Back to Country
Date: 31 May 2008
Gate: 134201 CT-134 preserved 1560 Expeditor 3TM preserved CF-LTW-X CL-41 pres as "Tutor000" Static: 114042 CT-114 AETE 130339 CC-130H 435sq 13802 CC-138 440sq 140110 CP-140 14 Wing 142803 CT-142 402sq 146417 CH-146 417sq 156109 CT-156 NFTC C-FMFX Beech C90A Allied Wings C-FTHQ CH-139 Allied Wings C-FYZK CH-146 Allied Wings Elsewhere: 'C-ADET/575' CT-134 i/a, ex 134236? Flightline 1/flying: 156117, 156120 CT-156 NFTC 188703 CF-188 425sq spec c/s 188938 CF-188 410sq 88-0457/HL F-16CG 4th FS 88-0521/HL F-16CG 4th FS The Snowbirds/431sq were also present with their CT-114s: 114131/1 114089/2 114146/3 114149/4 114090/5 114141/6 114058/7 114109/8 114161/9 114019/10 114009/14 Flightline 2/flying: 146464, 146476 CH-146 408sq C-FMFR Beech C90A Allied Wings C-FTHA, C-FTHL CH-139 Allied Wings C-FYZI, C-FYZR CH-146 Allied Wings N497CA C212-200 Fayard Enterprises Near civil hangar: 134244, 134245 CT-134 wfu, partially b/u C-FZOW PA-31 Northern Dene Hangar 1: C-FMFQ, C-FMFS Beech C90A Allied Wings C-FMFU or Y Beech C90A Allied Wings C-FTHM/307 CH-139 Allied Wings C-FTHW/313 +1 CH-139 Allied Wings Hangar 2: C-FMFZ, C-FMFU or Y Beech C90A Allied Wings C-FTHB, C-FTHC CH-139 Allied Wings C-FTHR/311 +3 CH-139 Allied Wings Plus one unknown CH-146. Hilly Brown Building: 10282 UH-12E preserved Portage la Prairie, often referred to as Southport Aerospace Center, is where Canadian military basic flying training takes place. As common these days, the programme has been outsourced to a civil company, Allied Wings, which took over all CH-139s (Bell 206B-3) and a number CH-146s (Bell 412CF) from the Canadian Forces, hence we refer to these with their Canadian military designations. Almost the entire fl eet of Allied Wings was present during this Appreciation Day, which was open to the general public, replacing a previously planned Open House. Entrance was free, and not surprisingly, the public came in great numbers. Decent shots of static aircraft were hard to make, with the public allowed to have a close look in the aircraft. The furthest runway was in use for the flying display, which was hampered by backlight during most of the display. The second flight line was off-bounds to the public. Besides the aircraft mentioned above, many Grob 120 gliders of Allied Wings were also seen.