Great day at the Air show

The Lancaster and Super-fortress together (click on all images to enlarge)

Julie's relatives are over from England for a few weeks and to start off the holidays on June 16th it was off to Hamilton Air show loaded with vintage aircraft. It was a nice sunny day with a temperature around 27C.

 The air show lasted 6 hours which included a nice lunch also table and chairs down by the we were close to the action. The air show hosted the Avro Lancaster this plane is only one of two that are still flying today the other one is in England.  Also the B-29 Super-fortress and this one at the air show being the
Corsair,  P40, Spitfire, Mustang, Sabre
 only air worthy B-29 in the world. Some other vintage plans were the B-24 Liberator, Avenger torpedo bomber, FM-2 Wildcat, Corsair, Spitfire, Curtiss P-40,  F-86 Sabre just to name a few!! It was great to see the Lancaster for the first time as it was the bomber my dad flew in during WWII as a tail-gunner. Two hours before the show began we purchased a ramp pass which allowed us to get up close and personal with most of the aircraft in the show. The Lancaster came with a

wireless operator. The transmitter/receiver used was the R1155 and T1154.  As for the B-29 they had a multi radio setup check this link out for info and great pictures of the B-29's radio op's rigs.  Now an air show would not be an air show wit the the JETS!!! Becuase this was a vintage aircraft show 99% of the aircraft were WWI and WWII. BUT there is always an exception to the rule and the exception this year was the CF-18 fast, loud and proud!! All photo's were taken by my wife Julie the shutter bug!!
Low level 1,000 km per-hr pass. Below flying dirty ( gear down) almost stopped then afterburners!!!

Mike Weir, VE9KK, is a regular contributor to and writes from New Brunswick, Canada. Contact him at [email protected].

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