The Flying Committee is preparing for this year's Flying Display at the Museum with flurry of activity. Harvey McKinnion our Chief Pilot has brought on new volunteers: Peter Moodie, Bill Oke, and Al. All are high-time, well-experienced professional pilots with a real interest in supporting the museum.
MUSEUM NEWS ~ MAY 2012
THE CATPM FLYING COMMITTEE ACTIVITIES
Update from John McNarry
Peter flew Vintage Wing's Cornell on the Yellow Wings tour last year. Bill is an ex RCAF fighter pilot and currently President of the Winnipeg Chapter of the Recreational Aircraft Association. Al is a Pilot at Calm Air and also leads the Swing Band we had at our Flying Display last summer. Great guys and good help!
We are planning an event similar to last year's Flying Display, but to hold it earlier on June 21st. We hope to have four of our own aircraft flight worthy and have some guest aircraft as well. Ross Robinson has agreed to bring his exciting Douglas A-26 back, along with his Mk4 Harvard. Vintage Wings will bring their P-51 Mustang and possibly the Boeing Stearman. We hope to have our Harvard, Cornell, Stinson, and just maybe the Tiger Moth, operational.
Jan and I took the Tiger Moth fuselage to Lyncrest Airport on Saturday May 12th and the crew there are going to finish painting the wings and go over the fuselage as they mate the freshly rebuilt wings to the fuselage. The horizontal stabilizer and rudder will also be repaired and recovered. This will put our Tiger into very good condition and it can get back to fullfilling its role as the Flying Ambassador of our Museum. Exciting!
Jill Oakes and the crew at Lyncrest have done an amazing job on the Tiger. Check out http://tigermothrestoration.blogspot.com/~ John McNarry ~ May 13, 2012
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