Sunday, July 04, 2010

Vintage Wings

Snowbirds
Today was the Vintage Wings air show at Gatineau Executive Airport, and man! Was it ever hot! According to Environment Canada, the high was 32 degrees in the shade at 17:00, so it was probably hot enough to fry an egg on the pavement at the airport...

The show was well-organized as always, with special kudos to the Société de transport de l'Outaouais for providing a free shuttle service between the airport and the designated parking areas. There were perhaps not as many airplanes on display as in previous years, but the Snowbirds (above) made it worth all the pain of sweating in the sun. For a free event, the Vintage Wings air show is definitely on a par with the $20 show at the Rockcliffe Flying Club in Ottawa, and the crowd this year was the biggest I've seen so far.

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