New Thing #91: Wings and Wheels Heritage Festival



I seem to recall going to a remote control airplane show with my folks when I was a kid but I think the closest I came to an airshow was watching the planes go overhead at the CNE one year.

The Wings and Wheels Heritage Festival isn’t so much about what’s happening up in the sky, as it is about getting up close and personal with some vintage aircraft.

Two things struck me most today:

1. Fighter jets are f’n huge
2. Heritage plane volunteers are 90% grizzled old men

I did have my heart set on being able to sit in the cockpit of a Snowbird though, and at the last minute they decided they weren’t letting people in it. However, seeing a fighter jet do a hairpin turn in the sky right about my car made up for it.