In April of this year, a group of Canadian military veterans flew a group of First World War vintage aircraft over the Vimy Ridge Memorial to Canada's war dead in France.
The Vimy Flight Team has returned triumphant from Northern France and are now embarking on their quest to share the message of freedom and honour.
They are crossing the country, and two of the First World War planes will be making a brief stop Friday morning in Moosomin.
The pilots expect to arrive at Moosomin airport between 8:30 and 9 am Friday, but caution that they may be later, as headwinds can slow down the 100-year-old biplanes.
Vimy Flight consists of a team of Canadian military pilots who are retired or active and continue to believe that our Nation was born out of the teamwork and the sacrifice that our brave soldiers and airmen endured during the Great War. Today, with over 230,000 hours of combined flying experience, the ten hand picked pilots understand the tremendous risk and courage required to fly these fragile craft.
Join them as they pay homage to our brave veterans of the air who so valiantly faced desperate conditions in order to save the lives of those brave young men on the ground.
More information on the project is available at vimyflight.ca
August 2017Download PDF