Across the Ottawa river, in Gatineau Quebec, there is an airfield where the air show was held. One of the main contributors was the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, as well as a Vintage Wings, and a few others. It included vintage an current aircraft, wing walkers and stunt flying. It was a terrific show and very well organised. Kudos to the organisers and volunteers that put it all together.
I went with my trusty Nikon D700, armed with the 300mm and teleconverter to get a full 420mm of coverage, as well as my 16-35 for those ground displays. I ended up just going with the air shots, due to the number of people, so my 300 was the workhorse. I got some great shots.
Sadly, I was late and missed seeing the Lancaster flying. But that's okay. Being from the Hamilton area, I have seen, and will see again on a few occasions, the Lanc in flight. Similarly, the lineup to get into the Lanc was incredibly long, and never let up the entire time we were there. But again, that's okay. I relented to the fact that I can see it when I'm visiting my home town, and give those who don't have that opportunity to see it close up, get a chance to see it. Heck, my cousin had her wedding in the hangar at the Warplane Heritage Museum with the Lanc as the backdrop. When I saw it, all I could say was "Freakin' cool". Here is a photo of the head table:
But I digress. I missed the CWHM aircraft, but there was plenty more to see. Here is a sampling of the fine display.