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The YW fleet is now repositioned at Halifax Stanfield Int’l Airport, NS. We got in late last night after waking up to depart Fredericton early in the morning. Why so long to go 180miles you ask? We may go slow, but we are not THAT slow!
In Fredericton we had to put some air in a soft rear Cornell tail wheel, but of course life is never that simple. We required a valve stem extender, which required some searching to find. Meanwhile while pushing the Tiger Moth out of
the hangar we …
What a day in Fredericton! The low pressure system and cold front that caused us to cease operations early yesterday was long gone by the time this morning rolled around. Today presented with light winds, clear skies, bright sun and puffy cotton all clouds. It also provided a bit of relief from the scorching humidity of last week.
Due to excellent media coverage yesterday, the crowds came out in droves to see the pretty yellow airplanes.
Dolores Furlong, an enthusiastic young lady in her sixties, stood watching at the sidelines as the planes came and went. Watching, that is, until …Read More
Tuesday, July 17 started out foggy with a low cloud base. Yellow Wings personnel began the day early with a 6:15am spot on CBC Fredericton’s morning show, Morning Information, with Terry Seguin.
Roving reporter Amy Leitner, from the CBC six o’clock news, then joined us for a flight in the Finch just as the low scud drifted off. Amy and her cameraman Dave ended up spending most of the day with the Yellow Airplanes, filming, talking with veterans and basically catching the “Yellow bug.”
Daily Gleaner reporters and photographers also showed up, and between media interviews, sponsored rides (the Harvard was today’s …Read More
Last Thursday four daring little airplanes snuck out of the Gatineau zone and pointed east. Two days later, after stops in Trois Rivieres, Montmagny, and St. Leonard, they and their daring pilots touched down in Woodstock, NB; the Yellow Wings 2012 Down Home Down East tour had officially begun.
Due to the overwhelming success of YellowWings 2011, Vintage Wings of Canada, a charitable organization based out of Gatineau, QC, is running the program again this year, focusing on the Maritime provinces.
COPA flight 86 in Woodstock welcomed the yellow airplanes with open arms, hangaring and hosting them in style with a fly-in …Read More
Freshly-soloed Cornell pilot Goran Jakovljevic (just call him Gord) is all smiles.(Photo HF)
Less than a week to go before the yellow birds pack up and take up a heading of 090 degrees; lots of time left and lots of things left to do.
The calendar of events has been set in stone for some time now, and can be viewed at www.yellowings.ca, under the heading “Calendar.” We officially kick off our tour in Woodstock, NB, where the Premier, MLA and …Read More
Zeke (rear cockpit) and pilot Peter Ashwood-Smith taxi for take-off
By Zeke Ruddy
My name is Zeke Ruddy and I have always dreamt of becoming a pilot. Last Saturday was one of my best days ever. I flew in Vintage Wings’ Fleet Finch from their Gatineau hangar to the Aviation Museum and back. It was awesome!
The Finch is a 2-seat open cockpit biplane trainer from WW2. It’s one of the famous yellow airplanes that were …Read More
We all know that the Mustang has left the building, but what else is going on at Vintage Wings?
Lots! First off, our brand-new Events Calendar is up and running. It shows all of our flying activities, plus special events and volunteer opportunities. You can see details of the flying, in addition to being able to sign up for events and volunteering.
If it looks like we are really busy, well we are. Eighteen airplanes + beautiful weather = a busy time for all.
Check it out! http://www.vintagewingsmembers.ca/eventCalendar.cfmRead More