Canadian Forces Snowbirds
The Canadian Forces Snowbirds are a Canadian Icon known worldwide. LearnToFly.ca Editors, Greg and Geoff McKay, spent the day with the Snowbirds so we can bring you this Behind-the-Scenes report and Exclusive Snowbirds Video. The Snowbirds proudly represent Canada, the Canadian Forces, and the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF).
Snowbird 5 Jet Tour
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It was at the Hamilton Air Show when LearnToFly.ca editors, Greg and Geoff McKay, met up with Matt Younkin of Younkin AirShows. Matt learned to fly at age 14, and he is an exceptional aerobatics pilot! Matt received the 2012 Bill Barber Award for Air Show Showmanship. Matt is a 2nd generation recipient of
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Behind the Scenes at the Waterloo Air Show
CF-18 Hornet – Video Tour
LearnToFly.ca Editors, Greg and Geoff McKay were invited behind the scenes at the Waterloo Air Show. They spent the Air Show Morning with the Canadian Forces CF-18 Demonstration Team and LearnToFly.ca was granted full access to produce a behind the scenes video tour of the
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My First Lesson in a CF-18 Hornet
Flight Lesson in a CF-18
Captain Erick O’Connor of Canadian Forces 409 Squadron, gives LearnToFly.ca Editor, Geoff McKay, his first lesson in the cockpit of a CF-18 Hornet Fighter Jet. The CF-18 is the primary front-line fighter in Canada, and it is used every day to protect the sovereignty of the country.
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F-1 Rocket Homebuilt Airplane – “Little Bit”
The 2011 Waterloo Air Show was another great adventure. It was at this air show, that LearnToFly.ca Editors Greg McKay and Geoff McKay met up with Wayne Hadath of Kitchener, Ontario. Wayne built his very own TeamRocket F1 Rocket Sports Wing Racing Aircraft. And, Wayne built his F-1 Rocket from parts,
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B-25J Mitchell “HOT GEN!” Medium Bomber
B-25 Hot Gen!
The North American B-25J Mitchell Medium Bomber owned by the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum (CWHM) is affectionately known as Hot Gen because of its painted Nose Art. It was customary to paint either ”Pin-Ups” or Comic Strip Characters on the noses of W.W. II Warbirds and bombers.
Nose Art is
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The World’s Only Flying SB2C Helldiver!
This Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Helldiver is the only Curtiss SB2C Helldiver still flying in the entire world! Approximately 7,200 Helldivers were built, and of these only five are left. Of the five remaining SB2C’s, only this one (Number 32) is currently flying.
The SB2C Navy Dive Bomber is an
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Milla Jovovich in the Yak-52 Cockpit
Have you seen Resident Evil: Afterlife?
Milla Jovovich (Alice) and Ali Larter (Claire Redfield) fly around in a vintage Yak-52 airplane as they battle deadly Zombies and the corrupt Umbrella Corporation. As the tyrant Zombie Virus spreads around the globe, Alice and Claire must fly from Tokyo to Alaska in their beautiful, red Yak-52
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T-28B and T-28C Trojan Aircraft
Danny Richer and his T-28B Trojan
LearnToFly.ca Editor, Geoff McKay receives the VIP tour from T-28B Trojan owner Danny Richer.
Danny Richer was at the Brantford Charity Air Show in Brantford, Ontario. Danny is the proud owner pilot of a North American Aviation (NAA) T-28B Trojan Aircraft. Danny’s vintage T-28B Trojan is an absolutely incredible aircraft!
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Martin Mattes of Bandit Airshows
L-29 Delfin Jet
What an incredible Jet!
This spectacular Aero Vodochody L-29 Delfin Jet is owned by Retired Captain Martin “Bandit” Mattes of Bandit Airshows.
LearnToFly.ca Editors, Greg McKay and Geoff McKay, met up with Martin Mattes at the Brantford Air Show 2010.
Martin is one of the nicest guys you will ever meet.
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