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Well-Attended First EAA Canadian Fly-In


September 23, 2010 — Nearly 15,000 EAA members, flying enthusiasts, and local residents attended the inaugural Wings Over Gatineau/Canadian EAA Convention/Fly-In in Gatineau, Ontario, last weekend (September 17-19). The event was part EAA fly-in, part air show, and part commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Britain. One hundred aircraft attended over the weekend, although fog did prevent an additional 50 from arriving. The Vintage Wings of Canada museum sponsored the Victoria Cross air show on Saturday, followed by the Battle of Britain dinner, which featured a talk given by Rob Erdos, a test pilot that has flown all the key German and British fighters used in the battle. The gathering concluded at nearby Rockcliffe Airport for the Battle of Britain Re-enactment and the solemn ceremony honoring our remaining World War II Veterans.

View the Gatineau gallery here - and look for a complete report in the upcoming edition of the Bits and Pieces newsletter. (Subscribe here.)

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