Event: Vimy Flight
Date: July 7 to 9, 2017
Location: Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum
Time: 9 am to 5 pm
Admission: July 7 & 9 - Regular admission rates apply.
July 8 - Event pricing (Air Force Day) - Adult (age 16+) $20, Child (age 6-15) $15. Price includes HST.
On April 9, 2017 pilots from the Canadian Museum of Flight in Langley, BC flew a formation of replica First World War biplanes over Vimy Ridge, France. This squadron of retired military and former military pilots from all parts of Canada have come together in what has become a mission of national pride. Vimy Ridge, for a brief moment in time to the thousands of expected international dignitaries and spectators watching, was transported back to that momentous day for Canada, 100 years ago.
After the celebrations in France, the team will return to Canada for a cross country tour. The tour will include a flypast over the Parliament Buildings in Ottawa on July 1 during the 150th commemoration of Canada. Following the Ottawa flypast the four Nieuport 11 replicas fly to Hamilton for a three day stopover.