Saturday, August 17, 2013
Good morning, Vintage Wingers!
With our annual Wings Over Gatineau-Ottawa air show rapidly approaching, we are still looking for volunteers for the weekend of September 14-15. We are looking for volunteers for ticket sales, the Gear-Up store tent, and Crowd Safety. If you are interested in joining any one of these teams, follow this link, or call us at 819-669-9603.
Saturday, August 10, 2013
This past week, Vintage Wings of Canada received a RC Lysander model, built and donated by Idris Lewis. Come take a look next time you're in the hangar!
Even Captain Trevor is keen to check out his new ride!
Friday, August 9, 2013
On this day 68 years ago, August 9, 1945, Lieutenant Robert Hampton Gray of the Royal Canadian Navy flew a Corsair off the HMS Formidable and attacked a Japanese destroyer. He was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross, an honour which no other Canadian has been awarded since.
If you would like to read more about the history behind Hampton Gray, follow this link:
Thursday, August 8, 2013
Over the past few weeks, we’ve been ordering more t-shirts and new fun items for the Gear-Up store. All of these items are available either at the Hangar store in Gatineau, or the store at the Ottawa International Airport, which is located directly across from the Porter Airlines lounge.
Our ever popular navy blue Spitfire shirts have come in once again, along with the soft gray Boeing Stearman shirts (“Built Like Truck, Flies Like an Angel”) and handsome “Remove Before Flight” shirts. $21.99.
|These Airplane Spotter playing cards would make a great stocking stuffer for any aviation enthusiast. $8.99.|
|These might look like the airplane characters from the Disney movie "Planes", but they’re actually salt and pepper shakers. Check out the Corsair on the right. $9.99.|
The Rosie the Riveter image is a classic icon for hard work, can-do attitude and strong women. Now her tough “don’t mess with me” stance can be found emblazoned on our tote bags. $5.99.
Why not freshen your breath before a flight with mints, attractively packaged in a collectible Vintage aviation tin? $2.99.
|The ubiquitous Remove Before Flight phrase is now available on a lanyard. Perfect to hang your pilot ID cards! $9.99.|
The success of the Yellow Wings program this summer has called for more Recruit-Train-Fight and High Flight Harvard t-shirts. These have been very popular with young cadets across the country. $21.99.
This P-40 keychain can also be used as a bottle opener! $4.99.