24 hours to Ottawa

Flying Is Fun

Just printed the boarding pass for tomorrow night.  Off to Ottawa (thank you Aeroplan miles!) and then to Gatineau Quebec.  Saturday, I’m helping out at Vintage Wings of Canada as they hold their open house.

VWOC is the brainchild of Michael Potter who years ago built a company called Cognos that created a business intelligence application which he later sold for a hefty chunk of change.  Potter, now with time on his hands, fulfilled his dream to obtain, restore and fly some of the great aircraft of the last 100 years. Spitfire, Hurricane, Mustang, Sabre – they have them all and they fly!

I visited their facility last year and jumped at the chance to help out when they sent out a call for volunteers.  Nothing glamorous – security – but it’s still a chance to see these beauties in flight.  Here’s a few pictures from my visit.

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Can’t wait!