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mean_mango
08-26-2005, 11:34 AM
Tomorrow is the Ottawa airshow in Carp, ON (a little west of Ottawa). I'll be there to get an eyefull / earful and hopefully get some good pictures. Luckily I stepped out for a tuna sandwich at lunch today and got a sneak preview. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

I suppose they were warming up for tomorrow, 3 warbirds flying low in loose formation, could only identify one as a Spitfire. I was surprised just how quiet they were, three powerful planes about 200 meters up. Must have been really throttled back.

Found this tidbit today as well. A little old, but it's news to me!
http://www.airforce.forces.gc.ca/news/2005/05/24_e.asp

Daiichidoku
08-26-2005, 11:42 AM
im going ot visit my parents near trenton this weekend...i should keep my eyes open, in case some aare staging out of trenton

how far is carp from trenton?

mean_mango
08-26-2005, 12:04 PM
Originally posted by Daiichidoku:
im going ot visit my parents near trenton this weekend...i should keep my eyes open, in case some aare staging out of trenton

how far is carp from trenton?

It's nearly twice the distance from Trenton to Toronto. Quite far off, but there's always the chance that some aircraft will be feried from Trenton.

jensenpark
08-26-2005, 12:31 PM
Blast, and here I just moved away from Ottawa.

I met Potter a couple years back. Great guy - a retired .dot megamillionaire (started up GEAC I think).

His Spit is the former personal Spit of Chief Air Marshall Keith Park.

He flies it in Ottawa each year for BoB day at the Aviation Museum - Sept 15 - and allows all the old vets to climb in for a bit.

Daiichidoku
08-26-2005, 01:12 PM
too bad...anyhow, an airshow in carp?

sounds fishy to me

mean_mango
08-26-2005, 01:59 PM
Originally posted by jensenpark:
Blast, and here I just moved away from Ottawa.

I met Potter a couple years back. Great guy - a retired .dot megamillionaire (started up GEAC I think).

His Spit is the former personal Spit of Chief Air Marshall Keith Park.

He flies it in Ottawa each year for BoB day at the Aviation Museum - Sept 15 - and allows all the old vets to climb in for a bit.

And again this year (Sept 18) he'll be showing the Spit again (or maybe his newly acquired Mustange). So Jensen, where did you move to? What could be better than Ottawa? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

jensenpark
08-26-2005, 09:49 PM
Moved back to Victoria.

Have to admit it was tough to leave Ottawa - really loved living there - but had a better career opportunity (and family) in Victoria.