EDMONTON - A fleet of vintage aircraft touched down at Alberta’s Aviation Museum in Edmonton this weekend for Canada Day celebrations.
The F-86 Sabre, P-51 Mustang and Boeing Stearman were available for guests to admire and ride. All three planes belong to Vintage Wings, a Quebec-based non-profit organization dedicated to educating Canadians about aviation history.
“As Churchill succinctly said, ‘those that fail to learn history are doomed to repeat it,’” said Rob Fleck, president of Vintage Wings.
Each of Vintage Wings’ 18 planes tells a Canadian story.
The F-86 is dedicated to Fern Villeneuve, who was a military jet fighter pilot for 32 years and was inducted into the Canadian Aviation Hall of Fame in 2006.
The Stearman and the Mustang were both used in the Second World War.
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