Off again


Tomorrow night it’s off to Switzerland again for more meetings.  Flying on the British Airways “Sleeper” flight which leaves at 11:30pm.   By the time I arrive at my hotel it will be about 6:30pm Swiss time.

This trip involves a couple of firsts.  I’ll be leaving for Zurich from BA’s new Terminal 5 at London’s Heathrow Airport.  We’ve all seen the horror stories about the opening of T5 but it appears that they’ve worked the bugs out.  Here’s hoping.

I’ll be staying in the town of Rapperswil on this trip.  Rapperswil lies at the other end of Lake Zurich from the city itself.  Googling shows that it’s called the “Rose City” which is interesting because Brampton is known as “Rosetown”.  I imagine Rapperswil will look better than Brampton.

imageWhen I get back (a week tomorrow), we start a week of vacation but it won’t be much of a holiday.  As soon as I get over the jet lag, it’s off to the museum for the annual Wings and Wheels festival.  I’m working the show office during the actual festival (May 24 and 25) but they need help a couple of days ahead in preparation.

This is the 3rd annual Wings and Wheels and it gets bigger every year.  A collection of modern and historical aircraft as well as vintage cars and motorcycles are lined up and it promises to be a great time.   If you’re in the area and want to drop by,

here’s more information.

Some highlights on the aviation side will be:

  • Canadian Armed Forces CP-140 Aurora
  • CAF CF-18 Hornet
  • C17 Globemaster III
  • Twin Otter
  • Air Canada’s Lockheed Electra
  • Hamilton’s Avro Lancaster
  • the Museum’s Avro Arrow replica

plus lots of other aircraft.