Friday, October 29, 2010

Taperwing Coming home

Today at the Ottawa International Airport, work started very early to dismantle the Taperwing WACO inside the arrival terminal.

The Taperwing has been on display for over four months to help raise awareness about Vintage Wings and showcase the growing partnership between our two organizations.

The display brought much attention during her tenure and provided an interesting conversation piece to thousands of travellers passing through on a daily basis. While it maybe hard to pinpoint exactly how many people were actually inspired to come out and see us in Gatineau, a safe bet is that a handful of the spectators at our September air show came because of the display.

Many thanks are extended to Paul Benoit, CEO, and the team at the Ottawa Airport for lending us support throughout the process of set up and take down. We could not have done it without you. We appreciate you let us loiter in your terminal for so long.

Kudos to Oscar and his eager, energetic team for the hard work both in June and again in October.

So what is in store for the WACO now that she has no home? She will return home this time in a truck where she will remain dismantled until finding a new home. The WACO is on the market and somewhere out there in the world of aviation enthusiasts, there's a buyer. perhaps we can intrigue Hilary Swank, star of Amelia, will snatch her up as a movie souvenir!

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