Rockcliffe 2008Back to Country
Date: 23-24 August 2008
Flightlines/flying: 156125 CT-156 NFTC C-FAPG N2S-2 as 3645 C-FBNM CT-120 ex Canada 12054 C-FCYR CT-120 ex Canada 18017 C-FCDH PT-17 ex 40-1840 CF-DHQ DH82C ex Canada 8869 C-FGAT Sea Fury FB10 ex Iraq 324 CF-GKY Beech D17S VWC CF-ROA Harvard IV ex Canada 20451 CF-TCC Lockheed 10A Air Canada CF-TPM Hurricane Mk4 ex Canada KZ321 C-FUWM PT-13B ex 41-852 CF-VPM Mustang IV ex Canada 9575 C-FWOL P149D ex Germany 91+45 C-FXMI CJ-6A ex China C-FYPM DH83C VWC C-GDAK DC-3-202A as "KZ456/Z" C-GEGH Ce421B Cord Master C-GFLA PC-12/45 RCMP C-GTSC PA-32R-300 Girvan Patterson C-GVWC FG-1D as "KD658/115" C-GVZB Spitfire Mk16 ex Canada SL721 C-GXPM DHC-2 Mk1 ex Kenya 111 C-GYAC CJ-6A ex China N42BT Harvard IV ex Canada 20228 N54JH PT-13 ex 42-17440 N402E G-44A Lost In Time N497CA C212-200 Fayard Enterprise N53146 PT-22 as "909" For the third year in a row, the Classic Air Rally was organized at Rockcliffe, home of the Canadian Aviation Museum in Ottawa. Apparently, the organisation took lesson from last year’s disappointing show, and managed to persuade many warbirds and classics to come to the historic airfield. The event was blessed with great weather allowing excellent photographic opportunities. Although a little overpriced at $20, this seems to be the usual fee for North American shows nowadays. Some finetuning took place with Vintage Wings of Canada from Gatineau (Que.), right across the river, as the latter decreased its number of free open houses this year, which will surely have benefitted attendee numbers of the Air Rally.