Archive for August, 2010

The 2010 Classic Air Rallye – Another National Capital Region event for aviation enthusiasts!

The 2010 Classic Air Rallye will be held at the Rockcliffe Airport, home of the Canada Aviation Museum, on August 28th and 29th.

 
Unlike traditional “Boom and Zoom” air shows, this event takes us back to a quieter, and in some ways, more gentle age. The primary focus is on providing an attractive venue and event for owners and pilots of vintage and classic aircraft who appreciate the chance to bring out their treasures for our appreciation.
 
At the same time, it will provide an opportunity for the public to get up close to some real classic aircraft, experience the sights and smells of working aviation history, and talk to the pilots, within the appropriate setting of our national Canada Aviation Museum. The museum will be open throughout the event, and as a special treat there will be opportunities to access the new storage hanger – crammed with treasures not normally on display. 
 
While the focus is on aircraft from the “between the wars” period, Rallye organisers have been very liberal in interpretation, and have a strong commitment from WW2 warbirds and rare postwar aircraft. During the event, some of the participating aircraft will be taking off and performing fly-pasts and demonstrations, while other larger aircraft will come from other locations for fly-bys.

The dates are August 28th and 29th. Gates open at 9am with aircraft performing between 11.00 and 16.00.   Addmission is $20 for adults – including admission to the museum – kids under 12 are FREE !  Parking is Free. For more information, see the 2010 Classic Air Rallye website at http://www.flightworks.ca/