Archive for April 28th, 2012

28 Apr 2012

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Aviation Day

Yesterday was a full day of aviation related activities – it was a work day for Brenda. Brenda’s first meeting was at 10:00 at the Ottawa Aviation & Space Museum with one of the conservation technical managers named Mike. I was going to look at the exhibits while they met, but instead got to join in on the tour of the restoration storage areas and workshops.

It was a really cool look behind the scenes. Mike has been working on the restoration of the last Northstar & took us through the aircraft. I got some really neat pictures and will work on posting them later.

In the afternoon it was back to Vintage Wings for Brenda to meet with their management to talk about the joint Vintage Wings – Aero Space Museum plans for the summer. Since I’d spent enough time as a “tag-a-long” in the morning meeting, I asked if I could get a hangar tour while Brenda was in the meeting. So I spent a great couple of hours getting to hear about and look at the amazing warbird collection: P-40, Lysander, Fleet Finch, Tiger Moth, Cornell, Harvard, Spitfire, Corsair, Swordfish, Sabre, Hurricane and a visiting L-29. I got a good look in several of them including the Spitfire and the Hurricane. It was pretty cool.

In the evening we had dinner in the Byward Market area and then back to our hotel after a long day. Today we are going to walk over to the Museum of Civilization & then maybe tour parliament hill.

UPDATE: here are some piccies:


Brenda touring the Northstar


A P-40 in the back storage area of the Air & Space museum.


Air & Space Museum Voodoo 


Can opener from the Northstar galley being restored.


VWoC Spitfire under going maintenance.


VWoC Hurricane


VWoC Corsair

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