Canada Launches Its Own EAA Fly-In

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The first annual convention and fly-in for EAA members in Canada launches this weekend, Friday through Sunday, at the Ottawa/Gatineau Airport. The event has generated high anticipation, according to EAA, and offers a wide range of activities, including food and social events, and a visit to Canada's National Museum of Air & Space, with a Battle of Britain fly-by featuring a Lancaster, Spitfires, Hurricanes, and more. On Saturday, the Vintage Wings of Canada will present their popular annual airshow at the field. Admission, parking and camping is free to all EAA members. The event website offers a detailed schedule as well as information for those planning to fly in and those looking for campsites or hotels.

EAA says it expects about 200 aircraft to fly in for this first convention, and will grow the event as demand dictates. "Both Vintage Wings and EAA feel that such an association will benefit both parties, and will spawn greater and expanded roles for them as each year progresses," said Jack Dueck, a member of the EAA Canadian Council. Volunteers are welcomed for the event, and can sign up by contacting EAA's Ron Wagner via e-mail, rwagner@eaa.org, or by calling 920-426-6122.