The Canadian Air & Space Museum is pleased to announce the 4th annual
Wings & Wheels
Heritage Festival will take place May 22-24, 2009 at Downsview Park in
Toronto. This family-friendly event is held in the original de Havilland Canada
manufacturing facilities, as well as outdoors. The past, present and
future meet with examples of vintage aircraft, jets, airliners and helicopters
and classic and modern cars, motorcycles, military vehicles and trucks.
Featured aircraft include the museum’s Avro Arrow replica, celebrating the
pinnacle of aviation in the 1950’s, the Avro Lancaster, the museum’s current
restoration project, and a Tutor training jet, currently used by the Canadian
Forces Snowbirds. Topping the visiting aircraft list is the fully restored
flying “Hawk One,” Canadair’s F-86 Sabre jet painted in the colours of the
Golden Hawks aerobatic team, who thrilled crowds around North America from 1959
to 1964. Hawk One is travelling around Canada in 2009 to help celebrate
the Centennial of Flight anniversary.
Other visiting aircraft include a CF-18, Canada’s current jet fighter, plus
many more modern and vintage aircraft, both military and civilian.
Automotive enthusiasts will enjoy the wide selection of vintage, custom and
working vehicles. The “Show & Shine” event is back where awards are given
based on public voting in a number of categories. Fun, food, sights and
sounds, the Wings & Wheels Heritage Festival is sure to entertain people of
all ages and interests. Tickets can be purchased either online or at the gate. Online ticket sales include a discount.
Futher details available here: www.torontowingsandwheels.com.