2004 Fly-Ins: Aviation Festival, Qc

Lac-à-la-Tortue (CSL3):  N46 37 18 W72 37 49        Note:  Scroll down for the 2003 pictures.

 

There was a small fly-In  organized to commemorate the 85th anniversary of the first commercial flight in Canada, with the Vigilance, a Curtiss HL-2L flying boat like the one I photographed at the National Aviation Museum in Ottawa.  A small group of planes re-enacted the same flight as the Vigilance did 85 years ago, from Halifax, NS to Lac-à-la-Tortue, QC !


Bell Helicopter:
  CH-146A, Griffon  439th Squadron, Bagotville

Canadian Car & Foundry:
  Harvard Mk.IV, 1952(C-GBQB)
  with its new paint scheme !

Cessna:
  C-150H, 1968 (C-FFKY)
  C-172K, 1968 on floats (C-FXZP)
  C-172L, 1970 on floats (C-FDWT)
  C-172M, 1973 landing (C-FLNP)
     Beaching
  C-182L, 1968 (C-FWTR)
  A-185E, 1965 Landing (C-FUGX)
     Beaching
  A-185E, 1971 (C-FBIR)
  C-172 & C-185 tied-up at the dock
  C-208B Grand-Caravan, 2004 (N208Y)

Focke-Wulf:
  FWP-149D, 1960 (C-FWOL)

Mustang:
  Mustang II, 1972 (C-FFKT)

Piper Aircraft:
  PA-38-112, Tomahawk 1978 (C-FZIJ)

Wagaero:
  Sportsman 2+2, 1001 on floats (C-FTIH)

     Taxiing

Zenair:
  CH-300, 1978 (C-GVYF)


The 2003 Edition:

Lac-à-la-Tortue is the site of the first seabase in Canada where bush flying started, back in 1919 - this was actually the first ever commercial bush flight in the world !  WWI pilot Stuart Graham brought a Curtiss HL-2L flying-boat (the Vigilance) there for forest fire patrols and aerial surveys.  The rest is history as they say...

The airport has two intersecting runways plus the seabase and a good restaurant too for the proverbial $100 hamburger.  Always nice to fly there and the surroundings are beautiful too. 

The Aviation Festival was an event that highlighted general aviation and was very well attended.  Here are my pictures taken there two years in a row:

Aero Commander:
  R-100  (C-FTZK)
  R-100

Aircraft Mfg & Developments:
  Alarus CH-2000 (N49KA)

American Aviation (Grumman):
  AA-1 Trainer, 1969 (C-FBTH)

American Champion:
  7ECA Champion, 1964 (C-FRNX)
  7GCBC Citabria, 1970 on floats(C-GCOR)

Bombardier:
  Challenger Fly-by
  Regional Jet (CRJ) Fly-by

Canadian Car & Foundry:
  Harvard Mk.IV, 1952
(C-GBQB)
     Nose view (old paint scheme)
  TA-34A Mentor, 1955 (C-????)
    
Nose view

Cessna:
  C-140, 1947 (C-GUDW)
  C-150E, 1965 (C-FTDT)
  C-150G, 1966 (C-FGPB)
  C-172H, 1967 (C-FEEQ)
  C-172H, 1967 (C-GFDZ)
  C-172M, 1976 (C-GQGR)
  A-185E Skywagon, 1969 (C-FJSG)
  U-206B Skywagon, 1967 on floats (C-FVDG)
  U-206F, 1975 S.Skywagon (C-GUCZ)
  C-208 Caravan, 2003 on amphibs (C-GABM)
     In flight on landing
    
Front view
  C-305A Birdog, 1953 (C-FTGC)

Commonwealth:
  C-85, 1948 (C-FXHZ)
     Taxiing

Consolidated Aeronautics:
  LA-4-200 Lake, 1979 (C-FFLW)
     Side view
  LA-4-200 Lake, 1980 (C-GSGS)
     Cockpit view

DeHavilland:
  DHC-2 Mk.1 Beaver, 1962 on floats (C-FORC)
  DHC-2 Mk.1 Beaver, 1954 in flight (C-GOER)

Erco:
  415-Dx, 1946 (C-FPRD)

Globe:
  GC-1B Swift, 1946 (C-FHKV)
    
Nose view

Glasair:
  Glastar 180, 1998 on floats (C-GABR)
     Taxiing

Grumman:
  G-44A Widjon, 1945 (C-FNOX)
     View from the front

Hughes:
  Hughes 369-D, 1978 (C-GSZN)

Mooney Aircraft:
  M5-235C, 19?? (C-????)
  M-20K, 1988 (C-GWTR)
  M-20M, 1991 (C-GDKS)

Normand Aviation:
  Nordic 8 Mini-Explorer 2001 (C-IGXE)
  Nordic 8 Mini-Explorer 2002 (C-IHCZ)
  Private Explorer, 2002 (C-FBRO)
  Private Explorer II, 2003 (C-FCTB)
  Private Explorer II, 2003 (C-GROS)

Piper:
  PA-18, 1959 (C-GUSS)
  PA-18-105-SP, 1952 (C-GQWN)
  PA-18A-150, 1958 (C-FKTW)
  PA-20x Pacer, 1950 (C-FSEU)
  PA-22-150 Tri-Pacer, 1955 (C-GADJ)
  PA-28-140 Cherokee, 1969 (C-FFTO)
  PA-28-140 Cherokee, 1971 (C-FTVW)
  PA-28R-200 Arrow, 1976 (C-GPHT)
  PA-28R-201T Arrow III, 1977 (C-GCIW)

Robinson:
  R-22 Beta, 1982 (C-FRJA)
     R
eady for take-off

Schweizer:
  SGS 2-33, 1968 (C-FDWB)

Taylorcraft:
  BC12D, 1946 (C-GUOV)
  BC12D-85, 1946 (C-FPOJ)

Home-builts:
  L'aventurier, 1992 (C-FOKW)
  CADI, 1999 on Full-Lotus (C-IFZE)
  Mignet HM-1000 Balerit, 1995 (C-IARU)
  Murphy Rebel UL, 1994 (C-IGIV)
     Landing
  Petit Beaver, 1996 on floats (C-FXNU)
  Sorenai-II L, 1988 (C-GSNR)
  Tundra 180, 2001 (C-GIPN)
  Van's RV-4, 1998 (C-GBVV)
  Zenith CH-601-HDS Super Zodiac (C-GFBZ)
  Zenith CH-701, 1994 (C-FTOL)

Micro-light:
  Rainbow Cobra, 2003 (C-ICAX)
  Fisher FP-202 Koala, 1995 (C-IDVF)