GATINEAU, QC. – Vintage Wings of Canada will have its Taperwing WACO aircraft on display at the Ottawa International Airport Arrival Terminal beginning 27 July for the duration of the summer.
The Taperwing WACO (for Weaver Aircraft Company) is one of the true classics of the golden age of biplane flying, air-racing and barnstorming leading up to the Second World War. The Vintage Wings’ WACO was recently featured in the 2009 Hollywood movie ‘Amelia’ staring Hilary Swank. There are currently only two fully operational WACO’s left in the world, one of which belongs to Vintage Wings.
The Ottawa International Airport has partnered with Vintage Wings to raise awareness of this unique public charitable organization located right here in the national capital region and to promote the upcoming 18 Sept Air Show at their hangar in Gatineau, QC.
Now in its fifth season of hosting Open Houses, Vintage Wings will be the site for the very first Canadian Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) convention and fly-in. The EAA are most notable for the largest fly-in event in North America, AirVenture Oshkosh. Over 200 recreation aircraft are anticipated to visit Vintage Wings over the course of the three-day event from 17 -19 Sept. The Ottawa International Airport will play host to many guests expected to participate in the EAA convention arriving from across Canada and the United States.