Monday, August 8, 2011

Fly-In A Success

Reprinted from the Barrie Examiner, Online Edition August 8th

Classic aircraft a big hit at aerodrome

Aviation enthusiasts landed in droves Saturday at the Edenvale Classic Aircraft Foundation's annual Gathering of the Classics at the Edenvale Aerodrome.

The annual fly-in will featured upwards of 300 bi-planes, classic aircraft and war planes as well as homebuilts, ultralights and other flying machines. There was also about 200 classic cars of every description.

Some of the vintage aircraft on display included a Second World War-era B-25 Mitchell bomber, P-40 Kitty Hawk and Hawker Hurricane, a Tiger Moth, Fleet Finch, Fleet Canuk (a post-Second World War trainer), a Fairchild Cornell, a Steerman biplane, a Harvard (Edenvale was a training centre utilizing Harvards during the Second World War) and others.

Some of the planes belonging to the foundation were available for rides.

The day also included music, food, family fun, a barbecue and a beer tent. There was also a Snowbird Tutor — the trainer jet used by the famous Snowbirds — on display.

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