Today was to be a special day to meet up with the Vimy Flight at their final stop in Victoria, British Columbia. Their replica World War I aircraft have had a very interesting year, from flying over Vimy Ridge, France for the 100 year celebration of the battle at Vimy Ridge, flying across Canada including Parliament Hill in Ottawa, us meeting up with them in Brandon, Manitoba at the Commonwealth Training Plan Museum, and now at their final event in Victoria.
We had another easy flight from Abbotsford to Victoria and as usual parked at the Victoria Flying Club. The Club has been around since before World War II and has conducted flight training since then.
After parking at the Victoria Flying Club it was a short walk to the BC Aviation Museum. There is no taxiway access to the museum so you have to park your aircraft nearby on the apron and walk to the museum.
Vimy Flight aircraft on display
BeBe Bilic giving the final presentation to the group at the museum.
Larry Ricker Pre-flight inspection
Bob and Larry Ricker met the crew that we met in Brandon
On the final flight Larry carried our Canada Flag that has been across the country this past summer
The final flight for the aircraft – will be sent to a museum