September 28th, 2013
Only four more days until Fly Day 2013 – this Saturday at the Ottawa Flying Club. Though Fly Day is a weather-dependent event, there is no reason to believe at this point that it won’t go ahead. Weather so far promises to be great…… http://weather.gc.ca/city/pages/on-118_metric_e.html
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Hope to see you there!
Ladies and Gentlemen Aviators
It’s just a few weeks until the first vintage aircraft touches down here at Gatineau for the Wings over Gatineau-Ottawa en vol Air Show. Just a few weeks to prepare and there is still lots to do. We are looking for volunteers of all ages to move mountains, spread the word, impress guests, inspire children, look good, escort veterans, secure aircraft and show lines, put up signs, park cars, pick up trash, sing songs, sell swag and share smiles. WE NEED YOU! You’ll get a cool shirt, new skills, lasting memories, lots of sun, and a heart full of pride. Follow this link to learn more and to sign up to become part of our family:http://www.vintagewings.ca/
After the fog lifted the skies over Ottawa were sunny and clear and it was a beautiful day to go flying. In all, 250 people took rides in aircraft from the Ottawa and Rockcliffe Flying Clubs as well other regional airports. Many thanks to all those who took rides and supported the Ottawa Rotary Home. We hope to see you at Fly Day 2013.
While planning continues for this year’s Fly Day at the Ottawa Flying Club on Saturday, September 29th, Vintage Wings of Canada is once again holding the Wings Over Gatineau Airshow next weekend. With its increasing popularity among aviation enthusiasts of all ages in the national capital region, this year’s show is being held on both Saturday and Sunday.
The 2012 edition features breathtaking aerial demonstrations by the famed Canadian Forces Snowbirds, the CF-18 Demo Team, the F-86 Golden Hawk Sabre, and wing-walking phenom Carol Pilon. There will be legendary Second World War aircraft such as the Spitfire, the FG-1D Corsair, the Avro Lancaster bomber, and more than 100, beautifully-restored, vintage aircraft from Canada and the United States.
There’s also a special focus on Warbirds of the Med, marking the 70th anniversary of many of the major air and land battles in and around the Mediterranean Sea during the Second World War.
· September 15-16, from 10 am to 4 pm
· Gatineau Airport, Highway 50 – 15 minutes from downtown Ottawa
· Tickets are $20 (free for children 12 and under) at the gate or in advance online
· A free “Park and Ride” lot will be available on-site with a shuttle service provided
At Fly Day, this year to be held on September 29th, people from the Ottawa community can take 20-minute sightseeing flights over the city. The cost is $35 per person, and the flights are provided by Ottawa Flying Club pilots. Fly Day raises funds for the Ottawa Rotary Home, which provides respite care to families of children with physical disabilities.
Fly Day is a wonderful opportunity to see the nation’s capital from the air and is a popular event for families. Check back for more details and features as the site develops.
For updates, visit this site or follow us on Twitter at ottawaflyday or, if you’re not on Twitter, you can still receive Fly Day updates via SMS by texting follow ottawaflyday to 21212 in Canada.
The Ottawa Flying Club would like to invite you to an “Open House” on Saturday April 28th from 9:00 until 2:00 pm. This is a great opportunity to view our facilities, aircraft and talk to our Flight Instructors. We can show you how to become either a Professional Pilot or a Recreational Pilot. The Ottawa Flying Club has been training pilots since 1928!
Come out and enjoy the Ottawa Flying Club at 20 Lindberg Private for :
- Instructor lead seminars on Private, Commercial, Multi/IFR and Float licences
- See members aircraft and talk to the pilots and Instructors
- Parking BBQ
- Take a Sight Seeing Flight or an Introductory Lesson
- Saturday only discounts on flights and membership
- Listen to The Jewel 98.5 for contest and information!!
Call (613)523-2142 or visit our website at www.OFC.ca
Fly Day 2011 saw over 200 people brave the cold and wind to have an opportunity to see the capital from a small airplane. For those who did, the experience certainly provided wonderful memories.
Many thanks to the pilots from the Ottawa Flying Club, the Rockcliffe Flying Club and other local airports, the ground volunteers and Rotarians who helped make this year’s Fly Day a success.
Special thanks to the Vintage Wings of Canada pilots who brought their “yellow wings” vintage aircraft to celebrate the heritage of Canadian aviation.
And thank you to those who participated. Funds raised from Fly Day go to support the Ottawa Rotary Home – a very worthy cause. We look forward to seeing you at Fly Day 2012.
The weather is holding and flight flights continue. Still plenty of
time to come and take flight over Ottawa.
As of 7 AM, Fly Day flights are scheduled to begin just after 08:30 am. Please note that
weather may still cause delays, resulting in longer wait times.
So far, Fly Day 2011 is still a go. The forecast is not calling for rain during the day. However, wind and cloud heights are still factors. Please check back at 0730 tomorrow morning for another update or call (613) 523-2142 Extension 400. Please also note that the weather may limit the number of flights possible, and, as a result, wait times could be longer than anticipated.