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2011 Air Shows

VINTAGE WINGS AIR SHOW September 17, 2011

Location: Gatineau,Quebec 
Admission: $10.00 adults, Children 12 & under FREE, Vintage Wings & EAA Members: FREE
Parking: Free 5 minutes ride by shuttle bus from the parking to the airport.
Value: Excellent
Dan Dempsey with Mike Potter

Vintage Wings of Canada is the host of this annual event. Vintage Wings of Canada is an aviation museum of historically significant aircraft, organized as a charitable foundation. The facility is located at the Gatineau-Ottawa Executive Airport, Quebec. It was founded by philanthropist Mile Potter, who often flies many of the classic Allied World War II era aircraft owned by the museum at air shows such as the Supermarine Spitfire Mk XVI  and the P-51D Mustang. Mike Potter is also a Honorary Colonel of the Snowbirds. Potter recruited a number of professional pilots from the National Research Council Flight Test Laboratory, to assist in managing, displaying and flying the aircraft among them Paul Kissman and Dan Dempsey.
This year the Wings Over Gatineau event was perfect with blue cloudless skies, no wind and warm temperature. A total of 22,000 people have attended the event, which was a record. By the way this number was not an estimate, but is a real number.

Over all it was an excellent event! Next year we will have a much more in-dept report, and looking forward to it.

Some of the participants in the air were:

  • Canadian Forces Snowbirds,
  • CF-18
  • De Havilland Beaver
  • P-51D Mustang
  • Canadian Car and Foundry Hurricane Mk XII
  • Supermarine Spitfire Mk XVI 
  • Westland Lysander Mk IIIA
  • P-40 Kittyhawk
  • FG-1D Corsair,
  • F-86 Sabre "Hawk One"
  • Lancaster,
  • Tiger Moth
  • Fleet Finch
  • Fleet Cornell
  • A26 Invader,
  • and many more...

Rating: 9.5 out of 10

The Lancaster escorted by the P-40, P-51, Hurricand and the Spitfire.
The Fairey Swordfish a torpedo bomber.
Westland Lysander Mk IIIA
The Hurricane with Spitfire.
Report by Laszlo Nyary with images by Gus Corujo for AIRSHOWSREVIEW LLC.
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