Archive for September, 2010

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Fall Foliage Peaking for Fly Day!

The leaves are turning fast, with their peak fall colours just days away.  This rhapsody of colour can best be seen from the air on Saturday, October 2nd at the 52nd Annual Fly Day.  At Fly Day, members of the public can take a 20-minute ride in a small plane and see Ottawa from the above. 
Tickets are $30 per person and proceeds benefit the Ottawa Rotary Home.  The Home provides short-term respite care to families who have children with disabilities.
Weather permitting, Fly Day will provide a spectacular opportunity to see the
nation’s capital from the air while the fall colours are at their best.
Come fly with us on Saturday, October 2nd!

Ten Days to Fly Day!

The 52nd Annual Fly Day is only ten days away. On October 2nd, 2010, the Ottawa Flying Club and the Ottawa Rotary Club are hosting the annual Fly Day charity event. At Fly Day, people from the Ottawa community can take 20-minute sightseeing flights over the city. The cost is $30 per person, and the flights are provided by Ottawa Flying Club pilots. Fly Day is a wonderful opportunity to see the nation’s capital from the air and is a popular event for families, with proceeds benefiting the Ottawa Rotary Home, long known for offering short-term respite care to families who have children with disabilities.


Events include:

– Ground Displays and Demonstrations

– Activities for young children

– Breakfast and Barbecue, as well as full food services from our excellent Lunch Pad Café

– Information about Learning to Fly


We hope to see you there!

Wings over Gatineau – Vintage Wings of Canada Airshow

On September 18, 2010, Vintage Wings of Canada is commemorating Canada’s Victoria Cross Recipients of World Wars One and Two by hosting the “Wings Over Gatineau” airshow.  A Victoria Cross Flight will be assembled for the first time (ever?!) featuring the Canadian Warplane Heritage Avro Lancaster (Andrew Mynarski VC), their Consolidated Vickers PBY 5A Canso (David Hornell VC) and the Vintage Wings of Canada Goodyear FG-1D Corsair (Robert Hampton Gray VC). Gates open from 10 am – 4 pm. Admission by donation from the general public is encouraged. For more information visit  

Vintage Wings hosts “Oshkosh North”

Concurrently, Vintage Wings will host the first Canadian Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) convention and fly-in. The EAA are most notable for the largest fly-in event in North America, AirVenture Oshkosh and Florida’s Sun ‘n’ Fun. Over 200 recreation aircraft are anticipated to visit the Executive Gatineau-Ottawa Airport over the course of the three-day event from September 17-19, 2010.

One Month to Fly Day!

With one month to go until this year’s Fly Day, preparations are well under way. Ottawa Flying Club pilots are eager to take people on flights and the fall foliage should be spectacular by October 2nd. Meanwhile, the Rotarians are anxious to get the Fly Day BBQ going to serve burgers and hot dogs. Here’s hoping for sunny skies…

Fly Day proceeds support the Ottawa Rotary Home. The Rotary Home exists to improve the quality of life of caregivers and individuals with disabilities through a family centered approach that is responsive to individual needs and offered in a dynamic and flexible way. The Home has been providing respite care for disabled children and youth since 1982. Your support, through Fly Day, enables the Home to provide their services. We hope to see you at the Ottawa Flying Club for this year’s Fly Day.