Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum Visit 2021 – And getting schooled in a Harvard.
Got to visit the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum again and was able to book a 20 minute flight in one of their aircraft and this year it was the North American Harvard, which was quite a thrill.
I actually got the fly it around for a few minutes amongst the clouds flying at about 3500 ft above sea level. I had to return for another flight this year as things were opened up about a couple of months ago - just about the same time I decided to take a 3 month work contract. (bad timing on my part).
Having Fridays off, I had to wait for a Friday that had good weather which coincided with my wife working - funny how she wants to visit the beaches whenever we had Friday off together.
Got to sit in a few cockpits this year as restriction have lifted for the most part. The CF-100 still had all the control cabling connected and you were encouraged to check out the controls and press a few buttons.
It was amazing how much room was in the CF-114 Tutor, especially considering the overall size of the aircraft.
Also got to climb into a partially restored Fleet Fort.
The Chipmunk and the Stearman were also out flying today while the Lancaster and Mitchel were scheduled to fly on the weekend.
Now the tough part - I need to decide to build either the 1/72 scale or the 1/48 scale model of the aircraft to mark the achievement.
More photos post last year in my previous posts.
Link to their website and the full collection of aircraft: