This weekend CWM and I drove to Hamilton, Ontario for the Canadian Warbird Heritage Museum’s 40th Anniversary Hamilton Airshow. The weekend was fabulous and I was truly amazed by the talent the pilots had and the organization of those who planned the event.
We left Ottawa Friday at 11:30am and because of the world famous 401 traffic in Toronto we rolled into our hotel at 6:30pm. I must dedicate a few lines to how impressed we were with the restaurant in the Sheraton Hamilton. Upon arrival on Friday we were tired and didnt feel like leaving the hotel so we gambled on the hotel restaurant, which turned out to be a pleasant surprise! We both had the surf and turf special with a bottle of local Peller Estates Cabernet Merlot, and they were both AMAZING! We had planned to go out for dinner on Saturday night however after a long hot day in the sun we decided to go for a swim and try the hotel’s lounge. Dinner number two was equally as appetizing! I had the meatloaf and CWM had a blue cheese burger. Both of which we would strongly reccommend if you ever get the pleasure of dining at the Sheraton Hamilton’s restaurant or lounge.
The airshow was fantastic. It featured the Canadian Snowbirds, an F-18, one of only two flying Lancaster’s in the world, the only flying B-29, a Beech18 (that did an aerobatic routine!), a Harvard formation, the Vintage Wing’s Warbirds, the only flying Curtiss Helldiver, the only flying Firefly, the full Canadian Warplane Heritage Collection, a mustang, and many more!
The Harvard formation
Fifi, the last B-29 in the world, named after the wife of Timex Watches founder
The amazing Lancaster
The program featuring a photo of CWM’s Grandfather flying the Firefly to the CWH after it was purchased in 1978
Have you ever been to an airshow, what was your favourite part?