2015 Rotary Brantford Air Show

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Catching up after a long weekend at the Canadian International Air Show.  Unfortunately I was not permitted to take photos while working but have had a little time to catch up and work on some photos from last week’s air show in Brantford put on by the Rotary.  I worked with the great members of “Red Tail North” to put on a small display for the CAF Red Tail Squadron and assist pilot Bill Shepard who flew the P-51C Mustang “Tuskegee Airmen” in the show.

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The Red Tail piloted by Bill Shepard

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Nice top side pass.

Great crowd at the mid-week Rotary Brantford Charity Air Show featuring the P-51C Mustang along with the CAF Snowbirds and CF-18 Hornet Demo.

Great crowd at the mid-week Rotary Brantford Charity Air Show featuring the P-51C Mustang along with the CAF Snowbirds and CF-18 Hornet Demo.

The Mustang flown by Bill Shepard in formation with the B-25 "Hot Gen" from the Canadian Warplane Heritage Musuem at the Rotary Brantford Charity Air Show.

The Mustang flown by Bill Shepard in formation with the B-25 “Hot Gen” from the Canadian Warplane Heritage Musuem at the Rotary Brantford Charity Air Show.

A cast of characters pose with the Mustang at the Rotary Brantford Charity Air Show.

A cast of characters pose with the Mustang at the Rotary Brantford Charity Air Show.

The distinctive red tail of the Mustang reflected after a heavy rain that hit the Rotary Brantford Charity Air Show.  The crowd stayed through the storm and was rewarded by a great afternoon of flying.

The distinctive red tail of the Mustang reflected after a heavy rain that hit the Rotary Brantford Charity Air Show. The crowd stayed through the storm and was rewarded by a great afternoon of flying.

#TDIH – February 21

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1804 – The first self-propelling steam locomotive makes its outing at the Pen-y-Darren Ironworks in Wales.

1848 – Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels publish The Communist Manifesto.

1878 – The first telephone book is issued in New Haven, Connecticut.

1918 – The last Carolina Parakeet dies in captivity at the Cincinnati Zoo.

1945 – First flight of the Hawker Sea Fury.

Hawker Sea Fury

1948 – NASCAR is incorporated.

1958 – The peace symbol, commissioned by Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament in protest against the Atomic Weapons Research Establishment, is designed and completed by Gerald Holtom.

1965 – Malcolm X is assassinated at the Audubon Ballroom in New York City by members of the Nation of Islam.

1974 – Tim Horton, Canadian ice hockey player dies in a car crash.(b. 1930)

1975 – Watergate scandal: Former United States Attorney General John N. Mitchell and former White House aides H. R. Haldeman and John Ehrlichman are sentenced to prison.

1995 – Steve Fossett lands in Leader, Saskatchewan, Canada becoming the first person to make a solo flight across the Pacific Ocean in a balloon.

National Sticky Bun Day

 

#TDIH – February 20

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Happy Birthday to Clément Gosselin  and Mark Williams

1472 – Orkney and Shetland are pawned by Norway to Scotland in lieu of a dowry for Margaret of Denmark.

1816 – Rossini’s opera The Barber of Seville premieres at the Teatro Argentina in Rome.

1877 – Tchaikovsky’s ballet Swan Lake receives its première performance at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow.

1902 – Ansel Adams, American photographer is born. (d. 1984)

1942 – Lieutenant Edward O’Hare becomes America’s first World War II flying ace.

1959 – The Avro Arrow program to design and manufacture supersonic jet fighters in Canada is cancelled by the Diefenbaker government amid much political debate.

1971 – The United States Emergency Broadcast System is accidentally activated in an erroneous national alert. Bet that left a mark in a lot of underwear

2003 – During a Great White concert in West Warwick, Rhode Island, a pyrotechnics display sets the Station nightclub ablaze, killing 100 and injuring over 200 others.

2005 – Hunter S. Thompson, American journalist and author dies.  (b. 1937)

National Handcuff Day