Sunday, August 26, 2012
Here's one for aircraft lovers
We've frequently referred to Vintage Wings of Canada on this blog. Their latest newsletter, titled 'Going Home', has the story and a number of photographs about four aircraft, old and new, that came together at a Cadet training camp in Alberta. The aircraft were a P-51D Mustang of World War II vintage; a 1950's Canadair Sabre Mk. 6, probably the ultimate development of the Sabre fighter series of Korean War fame; a Canadair CT-114 Tutor jet training aircraft of the 1960's; and a modern CF-18 Hornet, a Canadian-specific variant of the US Navy's F/A-18 Hornet, currently the front-line fighter of the Royal Canadian Air Force. Here's a photograph of the four aircraft in formation.
There are many more (and larger) photographs at the link, as well as the story of their reunion. Heart-warming stuff for aviation buffs.