— Prince Edward Flying Club to display a number of vintage WW1 biplane replicas —
Thanks to Prince Edward Flying Club, a number of vintage WW1 biplane replicas will be visiting Picton Airport on July 3rd from 11 am to 1 pm. This event, which is free and open to the public, is part of the cross-Canada “VIMY FLIGHT Birth of a Nation tour” (vimyflight.ca) commemorating our country’s heroes of the past century and Canada’s 150th birthday.
According to Dave Main, President of the Prince Edward Flying Club, “VIMY FLIGHT is a team of volunteer retired and active Canadian pilots. On April 9th, they performed a commemorative biplane fly-past over the Vimy Ridge memorial in Vimy, France. The team is now bringing this wonderful reflection of our aviation history back to Canada in their Birth of a Nation tour, which includes replicas of WW1 fighter airplanes.
“After participating in the July 1st Canada Day celebrations in Ottawa, the VIMY FLIGHT team of pilots and ground crew will then head west to continue their national tour. We’re thrilled that they’re including a stopover at Picton Airport, and we encourage the public to come out, see the planes, and talk to the pilots and team members who are the flying force behind this extraordinary initiative,” says Dave Main.
As highlighted on the VIMY FLIGHT website (vimyflight.ca), the tour offers Canadians a glimpse of our past and “pays homage to our brave veterans of the air who so valiantly faced desperate conditions in order to save the lives of those brave young men on the ground.”
About Prince Edward Flying Club
The Prince Edward Flying Club (PEFC) is a non-profit corporation, owned and operated for and by its members. The Club, a member of COPA Flight 53, celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2013. Visit us at: prince-edward-flying-club.com
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