Flying Fortress Week
For the Canada's 150th birthday the general public was invited to join Peterborough Airport for the “Flying Fortress Week”. The event offered a great selection of vintage, military and civilian aircraft on display.
The B-17 Flying Fortress Sentimental Journey arrived in Peterborough on July 10th. The aircraft was on display and opened for tours from Monday to Thursday with the first flying schedule for Friday July 14th. Unfortunately, the weather forced the crew to cancel all scheduled flights for that day. On Saturday as the doors opened for the general public, the legendary flying machine and the crew were ready for the first of 10 flights setting a new record for the second world war bomber.
The Canadian Owners and Pilots Association (COPA) also participated in the event with a Fly-in.
The Loomex Group had their jet simulator on display. The jet simulator was used for large scale emergency exercise that included airport staff and response agencies.
The “Flying Fortress Week” was sponsored by the Peterborough Destination Association.