Bits and Pieces
Junkers 52 Visits Canada
The beautiful tri-motor low-wing aircraft operated by JU-Air for Rimowa is coming to Canada for a stop at Waterloo Regional Airport. Rimowa has a division in Cambridge, Ontario, and it’s likely that some of its staff might be the lucky recipients of a memorable flight.
The company that makes robust luggage identifies itself and its products with the corrugated aluminium design of the Ju 52. In fact one nickname for the Ju 52 was the “flying suitcase”. Personnel are flying in to Waterloo Regional on August 7. It seems that, weather permitting, they will be doing flying tours in the local area in the midafternoon. The itinerary also shows a possible landing in Toronto, and attendance at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. Find out more about this low-wing German-engineered tri-motor, and if you click on a location in the itinerary you can read an update or when the aircraft arrived there or will arrive. You can also watch some fascinating video of the Ju 52 crossing over ice floes as it approached Iqaluit.
It must have been quite an adventure to fly the Atlantic crossing. It landed safely in Iqaluit on the evening of June 22. It’s the first time in 75 years that a Ju 52, eligible for transporting passengers, has landed in North America; the tour has begun. The flight to Waterloo Regional will arrive from New York.
According to the Rimowa Facebook page, we missed the opportunity to see it at Sept-Îles, Quebec, after an unscheduled overnight weather stop there around noon on June 26.