August 3 – Canada Aviation and Space Museum

One of our planned stops was to visit the Canada Aviation and Space Museum in Ottawa. Kevin Psutka kindly provided transportation and was our personal guide in the museum. Kevin was the previous president of t the Canadian Owners and Pilots Association and for several years provided leadership for that great organization.

Here’s a sampling of the aircraft on display:

Avro Arrow
I couldn’t resist having a photo since the aircraft carries my initials.

 

Avro Lancaster Bomber
I first saw this aircraft in 1968 when I was here with the Air Cadets.

 

de Havilland Beaver Serial Number 1
I flew this type on amphibious floats with Transport Canada.

 

MacDonald Douglas CF-101 Voodoo

When Kevin was in the Canadian Armed Forces he flew this very CF-101 on operations.

 

When we lived in Ottawa my son, Chris, was in Cubs and for one of their outings we bicycled to the museum, had various fun activities, watched an aviation movie then slept under the wing of this aircraft. It was a real fun experience for a bunch of little boys.

 

Douglas DC-3

 

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