With everything that’s gone on lately I’m definitely ready for a little personal time. What better way to relax and think about other things than to watch planes go fast?
I’m currently in Belleville Ontario and it’s 6am. In two hours I hop on a school bus for the short trip to CFB Trenton for the Anniversary Weekend Air Display put on by 8 Wing.
Yesterday, I spent the day at the Canadian Aviation Historical Society meetings where we listened to a number of very interesting speakers talk about Canadian aviation. Topics ranged from training in the 20’s to the CC-177 Globemaster III, the newest and largest addition to the Canadian forces inventory. We had some fun and learned a few things and I thoroughly enjoyed myself.
Today I’ll be loaded down with 3 cameras ready to shoot my brains out. The last time I got close to airplanes was at Wings & Wheels and I was far too busy to really enjoy myself so I’m really looking forward to today.
On the agenda:
- 60 year Memorial Gates rededication
- Fly past
- bands and colours presentation
- Skyhawks parachute team
- Snowbirds and the Hawk One F86 Sabre
- Griffon Search and Rescue Demonstration
- Hercules Para Drop
- CF-18 demo team
- Centennial flight
- CC-150 Polaris / CF-18 air-to-air refuelling demo
- CC-177 Globemaster III
Oh yes, there will be pictures later.