How I spent my weekend



I’m tired, dead tired.  For the last two days I’ve been working as a volunteer at the 2007 Wings and Wheels Heritage Festival put on by the Toronto Aerospace Museum at Downsview Airport in Toronto.

That’s me on Saturday where I spent the day helping on the flightline.  My main job was to sit at the edge of the taxiway to runway 15/33 and remind the pilots that they had to contact the tower before departure.


This year’s festival celebrated the 60th aniversary of the de Havilland Beaver and few, like this old beauty from North Carolina, flew in to be part of the festivities.

Sunday, I got drafted to manage one of the admission booths which was not nearly as much fun as breathing aviation exhaust.  We had some fun joking with the visitors and I got away once in a while.

Hornet and Arrow

Best part of the day was the pairing of a Canadian Armed Forces CF-18 Hornet along with the museum’s CF-105 Arrow replica.  You finally get a chance to see the Arrow outside showing exactly how big it is.  The crowd went wild even though the skies were just about to bust open and drench everyone.

The entire set is available for viewing over at Flicker by clicking here.

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  1. Join us at the 3rd annual Toronto Wings & Wheels Heritage Festival at Downsview Park on May 24-25, 2008. Celebrate achievements in Canadian transportation. Experience vintage aircraft, jets, airliners, aircraft flights, flight simulators and classic cars, motorcycles, military vehicles, vintage motorcycles, trucks, workshops and more family fun. For tickets or information, please visit or call 416-49-WINGS.

    10AM-6PM Saturday and Sunday

    Rain or Shine!

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