Now We’re Really Getting Close — Ready to Celebrate the RCAF 100th?

Now We’re Really Getting Close — Ready to Celebrate the RCAF 100th?

Ian Brown, EAA 657159; Editor, Bits and Pieces; Washago, Ontario


June 2024 - Are you headed to Oshkosh this year for AirVenture? It’s going to be quite the Canadian affair, with centre stage being occupied by the Canadian Snowbirds and SkyHawks Parachute Team to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the formation of the Royal Canadian Air Force. Of course, the Snowbirds represent the army and navy as well, but flying is what they do.

We have another new contributor this month, Laurie Doering from Brantford, Ontario. He wrote an article close to my own heart because he mentions places where I learned to fly. One specific area was Toronto Island and the downtown area, where I did my night flight training with an instructor. We flew from Guelph, down to the shores of Lake Ontario, then along the coastline to Toronto. I was under the hood for the majority of the flight, but he decided to let me see Toronto at night. It was probably safer too as we got close and did a loop around the CN Tower.

Thank you to all our contributors this month: Raquel Lincoln, John Wyman, Micheal Martin, Mike Davenport, and Laurie Doering.

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