By B. ReidOur Fleet Cornell is flying. Our Cornell is also smiling. She was not particularly happy for a while. How can you blame her when her annual checkup involved several talented maintenance personnel with cold hands poking a prodding her during the dreaded annual inspection. And then being forced to stand for weeks on end while only partially clothed in public waiting for some replacement parts to finally arrive.But now her certificate of airworthiness is signed off and it is good for one full year, so now she can show off the shiniest paint scheme in the …Read More
Archive for avril, 2012
On Sat, Apr 14, Vintage Wings pilots came from far and near to partake in Annual Recurrent Training (ART) in Gatineau, QC. The chock-full day included talks on numerous topics, such as Flight Safety, Media Training and Awareness, how to log volunteer hours (all VW pilots are volunteers), Duties and Responsibilities of Pilots, and how to properly groom the aircraft.
The day ended with a BBQ and social gathering at the Director of Flight Ops house.
Sunday, Apr 15, was training for Yellow Wings pilots. Talks covered the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan, an overview of last years program, …Read More
Did you know that the Vintage Wings Stearman is headed west this summer? After a winter snug in hangar at Gatineau, undergoing annual maintenance and a few minor tune-ups, the Stearman is ready to fly once more.
As soon as the weather warms up enough for open-cockpit flying (and after a quick oil change), a crew will leisurely hop-scotch her through Ontario, across the Prairies and over …Read More
At 10am on Wed, Apr 4, Vintage Wings founder Michael Potter, along with Ottawa Airport President and CEO Paul Benoit, cut the ribbon on Vintage Wings’ new Gear Up retail boutique.
Located in the main concourse, downstairs in Domestic Arrivals, the store is the first of many to be established across the country in the new few years.
“It’s about getting our message out,” said Michael Potter, about Vintage Wings’ mission to Commemorate, Educate and Inspire Canadians, especially young Canadians, about our rich aviation heritage.
Offering quality aviation heritage clothing, including t-shirts, jackets, sweaters, and caps, the store is the …Read More