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Air Legends begins at Peterborough Airport

The Air Legends program presented by the Peterborough Regional Airport begins this week with the arrival of Maid in the Shade, a WWII B-25 Mitchell Bomber, which is scheduled to be on static display until July 29. The airport's program, scheduled to continue for two weeks until August 5, 2018, will also include a visit from Fifi, a WWII B-29 Superfortress Bomber; a fly-in led by the Canadian Owners and Pilots Association (COPA); live aviation emergency exercises; and a range of activities for aviation enthusiasts.{gallery}15784{/gallery}

July 23, 2018  By Wings Staff

After Maid in the Shade’s final day on display, Fifi is scheduled to land at the airport on July 30 and then be available to the public from August 1 to 5, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, for viewing and on-board tours. Maid in the Shade will be available for tours and viewing daily from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm until July 29, excluding the possibility of those mornings when both WWII bombers are being made available to the public for pre-booked flights (Maid in the Shade July 27 to July 29 and Fifi August 4 to 5).

The availability of flying on the aircraft is made through the Commemorative Air Force Airpower History Tour (Fifi booking) and Arizona Commemorative Air Force Museum’s Flying Legends of Victory Tour (Maid in the Shade booking).

The Loomex Group, one of Canada’s leading companies focused on aviation management, training and emergency management, which is based at Peterborough Airport, is scheduled to present live emergency exercises on August 4 and 5 at 1:30 pm. The company has an emergency training fuselage located on airport grounds.  

Also based at Peterborough Airport, global aviation completions giant Flying Colours will host its own pavilion on August 4 and 5 to showcase unique and interesting aircraft. Other aircraft expected at Air Legends includes: RCAF CT-155 Hawk, RCAF CT-156 Harvard, RCAF CP-140 Aurora, L29 Dephin, Antonov An2, SKT helicopter, Chipmonk, Pitts Eagle Special, Skybolt, Glasair 111 helicopter, Peitenpol, Subsonex JSX-2 (tentative), Aerotrike aviation Trike, and MNRF aircraft (tentative).


On August 4 and 5, COPA will host a fly-in at the airport allowing the public to see a range of general aviation and vintage aircraft. On August 4, the Royal Canadian Air Force will conduct a fly-over of Air Legends with its C-130 Hercules (time to be announced).

The final weekend of the program will also include car and motorcycle displays (August 4) and allow the public to wander the tarmac of the largest civilian runway between Toronto and Ottawa. Air Legends is organizing its annual “Run the Runway” event at 7:00 am on August 5 – on the airport’s new 7,000-foot runway that can accommodate commercial airliners.


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