See Vintage, Military And Civilian Aircraft At Peterborough Airport As Part Of Canada 150 Celebrations

Marking Canada’s 150th birthday will be a special occasion this year at Peterborough Airport, as the general public is invited to join them in celebrating the milestone with vintage, military and civil aircraft on display.

The event, called “Flying Fortress Week”, will take place at Peterborough Airport from July 10th to 16th and is sponsored by the Peterborough Destination Association.

Starting on Monday July 10th, a World War II B-17G Flying Fortress bomber named Sentimental Journey will be on display and ground tours will be available for the public for a small donation to the Commemorative Air Force (on-site) during the entire week. 

B-17 photo via PeterboroughAiport.com

B-17 photo via PeterboroughAiport.com

Flights on the B-17 will take place on Saturday, July 15th and Sunday, July 16th. TIckets for flights and additional information on the B-17 are available here.

On Saturday, July 15th and Sunday, July 16th, the B-17G bomber will be joined by various vintage, military and civil aircraft for public display.

Hercules photo via PeterboroughAirport.com

Hercules photo via PeterboroughAirport.com

Harvard photo via PeterboroughAirport.com

Harvard photo via PeterboroughAirport.com

The Canadian Owners and Pilots Association (COPA) will also participate in the event with a “Fly-in”, and their members will have their aircraft on display.

The Loomex Group will have their jet simulator on display. The jet simulator is used for large scale emergency exercises that include airport staff and response agencies.

Scenic flights will be available on Saturday, July 15th and Sunday, July 16th with one of the local flight schools, WM Aeroflight.

For more information, call the Peterborough Airport at 705.743.6708.

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