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Vintage Wings of Canada

Monday, September 14th, 2009

I recently had a tour of Vintage Wings of Canada. It was inspiring to see all of those classic aircraft, hear about their stories and know that they are still flyable. The technology of flight has changed so dramatically over the years (100 years in Canada!) that it is almost jaw dropping to see what the earlier pilots had to fly. If you get a chance to have a look at these aircraft you should take the opportunity (there are two open houses during the year).

Beech Staggerwing D-17S

Hawker Hurricane Mk IV

Harvard

It’s Too Soon

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

Okay, I know the cliches that states ‘time flies’ or ‘where has the year gone’ but do we really have to push it.  It’s not even Halloween yet and I’ve already heard Christmas music on the radio. To top it off we just had snow too! What happened to the summer?

Oh so close!

Thursday, May 15th, 2008

Well, as it turns out we did not break snow fall record this season; it is a very close second place.  Another 22cm (~8″) would have broken the record!  Maybe next year…not.

Okay – enough already!

Sunday, March 9th, 2008

Well, I need to update a previous post as this is not a normal winter after all. As it turns out, the month of December had a record snowfall for the month. This weekend we had two storms go through the area which left a total of another 51cm (20 in) of the white stuff on the ground. This is the worst storm of the season! I’m sure it must be one of the heaviest on record but I haven’t heard that yet. So far this season we have had about 410cm (13 1/2 ft) of snow. The record was set in 1970/71 when we had 444cm (14 1/2 ft) dumped on us. This year is the 2nd heaviest on record and with only 30cm from the record amount we just may make a new record. Oh, by the way, our snowblower broke after just 1 1/2 passes on the driveway. Luckily I was able to fix the snowblower or we would still be out there doing it by hand. Take a look at some of the pictures under “Pages” / “Pictures” on the right hand menu.

Let it snow (not)!

Friday, December 28th, 2007

Before the end of the Fall season we already had more snow than all of last year. Most of the snow arrived in two separate storms that left 40 cm (16 Inches) each. By mid December we had 150 cm (5 feet). That’s 150 cm more than this time last year. That’s right, last Winter we didn’t get any snow until mid January. The thing is that this Winter is not really a bad winter; we have had so many easy Winters recently we simply don’t remember what a normal Winter is like.

Christmas 2006 Christmas 2007
Christmas 2006 and Christmas 2007

Let’s get started

Tuesday, August 28th, 2007

This web site has been here for a while now but I have recently installed WordPress as a learning experience and a way of categorizing my information. I hope that you find something of interest here.