CAHS Netletter #10: Yellowknife, Don Hamilton, and Aircraft Quiz
Dear CAHS Member,
Nothing says summer like airshows and fly-ins! This abbreviated issue of the CAHS e-newsletter highlights some such events happening around the country this month and finishes off with an aircraft identification quiz put together by John Chalmers.
It may be the dog days of August, but we are hard at work getting the first two 2011 Journals out the door and the member's only area on the website completed. In the meantime, I hope you enjoy photos and information from my recent trip to Yellowknife to take part in the Midnight Sun Float Plane Fly-In. You can access them on www.cahs.ca as well as my blog, "The Adventures of Dani Canuck." It was great getting to meet the active CAHS members of YZF as well as Max Ward and "Buffalo" Joe McBryan!
The summer is never all sun and fun, however: I was shocked when I learned Don Hamilton had passed away, a mere month after he spoke at the 2011 CAHS Convention here in Edmonton. We have included a short write-up of the memorial service, photos, a link to his obituary, and an email address to which you can send a note to the family at www.cahs.ca. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him, and his drive and passion will serve to inspire us all.
CAHS member G. Christian Larsen sent in this photograph taken at the conclusion of the Pennfield Ridge War Memorial Service (2011), which was held Sunday 24 July 2011 at Pennfield Ridge, NB. A banquet dinner followed at The Royal Canadian Legion (Branch #40), St. George, NB to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Pennfield Ridge Air Station (a former BCATP base).
Larry gray is writing the history of RCAF Station Summerside. He would like to hear from anyone who served there and is especially looking for pictures and artefacts from both the war and peacetime era. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Elizabeth Muir is doing research on Pat Eccleston, one of the first stewardesses in Canada for a children's book on women and flight in Canada. She is looking for the following: birth and death dates, married name, and any other information about her.She also writes: "I understand that Barbara Ann Scott, the Canadian figure skater, was also a licenced pilot. I would appreciate any information about her as a pilot." You can contact her at email@example.com or 416-469-5097.
Yellow Wings in Regina, SK!
Gary Williams, Regina President and National VP, in the front seat!
(Photo: Will Chabun)
Mark Your Calendars!
20-21 August: Waterloo Air Show at the Region of Waterloo International Airport. Gates open 10am - 5pm. Air Show runs 1-4pm. General Admission is $20 (discounted advanced purchase prices also available) but children under 10 and seniors (65+)/veterans are FREE! For tickets and information, please go to www.waterlooairshow.com.This year’s line up includes:
Canadian Forces Snowbirds
Canadian Forces SkyHawks parachute formation team, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary
Canadian Forces CF-18
U.S. Air Force F-16
Discovery Air 'Hawk One'
Vintage Wings’ P-40N
Harvard Formation Team
Wayne Hadath, a Kitchener resident who will show off his racing F1-Rocket airplane
21 August: The Canadian Aviation Heritage Centre (Centre Canadien du Patrimoine Aéronautique) will be jointly exhibiting its large scale model of the Bleriot XI at the celebration of Pointe Claire, QC’s 100th birthday. For more information, please contact Carlo Malaguti at firstname.lastname@example.org.
23 August: CAHS Turbull-NB Chapter is hosting LtCol (ret'd) Dan Dempsey, Hawk One pilot. He will give a lecture from 6 to 7pm at St. Josephs Church H.O.P.E. Hall on Loch Lomond Rd. near the airport. It is free and open to the public. For more information on Dempsey and his recent book, please visit www.canadasairshowheritage.com.
24 August: Saint John Airport will hold an open house at the Turnbull Field on from 3-7pm. Hawk One (F86 Sabre) and a Second World War Lysander will be on display, among others.
27-28 August: International Air Show to be held in Summerside, P.E.I. For further details please contact PEI Chapter member Lowell Huestis at email@example.com.
Summer Aircraft Identification Quiz
By John Chalmers
During the CAHS annual conference at Edmonton in June, a bus trip on June 23 provided the opportunity to visit the Reynolds-Alberta Museum at Wetaskiwin AB to tour the museum and Canada's Aviation Hall of Fame. Groups were given a tour of the museum's huge transportation warehouse, normally not open to the public. In addition to housing hundreds of vehicles, dozens of aircraft are also in the warehouse, at least as many as are on display in the museum.
Many of these aircraft are in flying condition. From time to time, aircraft are moved out of the museum and put on display in the RAM hangar, and others are moved from the hangar to the warehouse.
Take a look at the following 2 photos and see how many aircraft you can identify. It won't be easy! But a couple of hint photos follow to give you another look.
There are 16 aircraft to identify in this first photo.
Part 2: there are 7 aircraft to identify in this photo.
Thanks to Byron Reynolds for providing the identification in the Answers below. To help you, following are two "hint" photos to give you another look. The unrestored Bollingbroke is not one of the photos to be identifed, but you can see more of CF-AGX in that photo.
Hint photo 1
Hint photo 2
Now the answers!
For the Part 1 photo:
1) 1946 Beech Bonanza CF-FYF
2) 1957 Percival Prospector CF-NWI
3) 1940 North American Yale RCAF 3458
4) 1942 Cessna Crane RCAF 8778
5) 1944 Avro Anson V RCAF 12477
6) 1929 Travel Air CF-JLW
7) 1940 DeHavilland Tiger Moth RCAF 4314
8) 1928 American Eagle CF-AHY
9) Avro Arrow Replica
10) 1944 Noury-Fleet Canuck prototype CF-BYW
11) 1946 Auster AOP-6 RCAF 16656
12) 1943 Stinson Reliant CF-BGM
13) 1940 Beech Staggerwing CF-DTE
14) 1939 Fleet Finch prototype RCAF 1001
15) 1947 Stinson 108-2 CF-MPJ
16) 1930 DeHavilland Gipsy Moth CF-AGX
For the Part 2 photo:
1) 1942 Cessna Crane RCAF 8778
2) 1944 Avro Anson V RCAF 12477
3) 1943 Beech Expeditor RCAF 1387
4) 1944 Noury-Fleet Canuck prototype CF-BYW
5) 1938 Miles Whitney Straight CF-FGK
6) 1941 Piper J3 Cub CF-YME
7) 1946 Auster AOP-6 RCAF 16656
Sorry, no prizes, just the personal satisfaction of having done the best you can on the quiz!