All year long I’ve been running into Dan Dempsey, pilot of the Discovery Air Hawk One Sabre from Vintage Wings of Canada. Last month up in Gatineau we talked for a few minutes and I asked if he had any Hawk One badges. “Not with me”, he said but he promised to see what he could find. I gave him my address but didn’t think anything of it.
Today in the mail came a plaque for the Canadian Air & Space Museum (click the link to visit their website and see how YOU can help them survive) which I’ll hang on to until things settle down and a few other goodies. On the left is the current patch and on the right is the 2009 patch celebrating the 100th anniversary of powered flight in Canada. 2 very rare and very cool additions to my collection.
Thanks Colonel Dempsey (that’s him above and below waving from one of the most beautiful offices in the world.) It was a pleasure working with you at Wings & Wheels where we were all so amazed at your stamina and how much fun you were having with the kids. And thanks for making Hawk One dance.