2012-06-17

Canadian Heritage Warplane Museum

Today was the CHWM’s 40th Anniversary, and they celebrated with a fantastic airshow! My brother volunteers, and my family thought it was appropriate to attend. Plus it was father’s day. Men love their planes. Especially WW2 planes.

I myself am not that interested in planes (unless of course flying in them!), I’m more of a train person. But it was really cool! Being able to see things take flight that…… really shouldn’t be able to is really enthralling! Their engines make these wonderful noises, everybody’s clapping… History man! It sounds really cool.

I took some photos and I’d like to share them but I don’t know the names of any of the planes so I’d rather not subtitle them. The photos are unedited (only the size has changed for web viewing), and may be pretty shoddy because my camera has lens problems. It’s 4-5 years old and also a 6MP point & shoot……… I took a bunch of photos but I’m only going to share a few nice ones haha. My camera died and was unable to focus during the plane’s actual flight so I don’t have many of those…

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P.S. My mum insisted I wore my “Cool Your Jets” shirt. I’m a fool.

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During the Airshow, this one was fantastic! I believe it’s called the Saber. This and the CF-18 were the greatest!

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I think the only plane I didn’t get a snapshot of was the Lancaster. I’m a little upset because it’s the most talked about plane at the Museum! Probably because it’s the only fly worthy one left in the world, and it’s in gorgeous condition. Their website sucks, but it’s got quite a bit of info of the place too!

I guess I’m really lucky this place is around the corner from where I live ahaha…!

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6 thoughts on “2012-06-17

  1. This looks fantastic. Even though I’m a man, I’m not interested in planes per sé (is this even possible?), but I love war history and technology, so I’m loving this photo gallery all the same. You sure are lucky to live just around the corner of this exhibition. I bet the airshow was incredible. Did they do wacky stuff such as loopings, too?

    P.S. I think it was a great idea to wear your “Cool Your Jets” shirt. Wise mother.

    • Oh yeah, they did a bunch of crazy spins and loops and stuff! There are a team of aerobatic pilots and they fly only a meter away from each other. My mother couldn’t watch because she thought they were going to hit ahhaha….

      HAHAHAHAH I looked like a dork!!!!

      • I can totally imagine what your mother was like, ha ha. My mother would have done exactly the same. Now I’m kinda jealous! I would have loved to see that show.

      • Haha! Do they ever have airshows in the Netherlands? I know some of the planes they had on display weren’t from the museum and from European ones?

      • Hmm… I have no idea, to be honest. The closest thing to an airshow I’ve ever seen was a World War II museum I visited in Germany, which had a very impressive display of war planes, but, well… They didn’t fly, haha. And it probably wasn’t nearly as big as the exhibition you’ve seen because this museum wasn’t specialised in planes but in the Second World War as a whole.

        It’s a shame I don’t remember what the place was called.

      • Ah that’s okey. Static planes are neat! I think I’ve seen a museum much like that but in Ottawa– they had a whole section dedicated to WW2 stuff… It was neat aha

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