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Celebrate Canada's 150th Birthday at Peterborough Airport

 Marking Canada's 150th birthday will be a special occasion this year. The general public is invited to join Peterborough Airport in celebrating the milestone with vintage, military and civil aircrafts on display. 

The event called “Flying Fortress Week” will take place at Peterborough Airport from July 10th to 16th.The event is sponsored by the Peterborough Destination Association (pdaptbo.com)

Starting on Tuesday, July 11th, a World War II B-17G Flying Fortress bomber named Sentimental Journey will be on display and ground tours will be available for the public. Ground tour tickets can be purchased from the B-17 crew at the aircraft. All scheduled flights on the B-17 Flying Fortress aircraft from Peterborough are SOLD OUT. Thank you for your support.

On Saturday, July 15th and Sunday, July 16th, the B-17G bomber will be joined by various vintage, military and civil aircraft for public display.

The Canadian Owners and Pilots Association (COPA) will also participate in the event with a “Fly-in”. COPA members will have their aircraft on display.

The Loomex Group will have their jet simulator on display. The jet simulator is used for large scale emergency exercises that include airport staff and response agencies. Loomex will conduct an emergency exercise using the jet simulator on Saturday, July 15th at 1:30 p.m. and Sunday, July 16th at 1:30 p.m.

Scenic flights will be available on Saturday, July 15th and Sunday, July 16th with one of the local flight schools, WM Aeroflight.

For more information call the Peterborough Airport at (705) 743-6708.

About the B-17G Flying Fortress "Sentimental Journey"

One of the most iconic warplanes from World War II will visit Peterborough Airport and be on exhibit from July 10 through July 16.  The public can experience a Living History Flight in a fully restored B-17 Bomber on Saturday, July 15 and Sunday, July 16. The aircraft will be open to the public for ground tours from 9am to 6pm Tuesday July 11th through Sunday July 16th.  Additional information about the B17 can be found at: www.azcaf.org/plan/b17g-flying-fortress/.

The B-17 Flying Fortress Sentimental Journey is one of ten airworthy B-17s remaining out of over 12,000 manufactured for combat during WWII - and is the leading exhibition war bird in The Flying Legends of Victory Tour conducted by Commemorative Air Force Airbase Arizona, a non-profit flying museum.

B-17G bomber Sentimental Journey

 About Peterborough Airport (YPQ)

Strategically located between Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa, the Peterborough Airport brings together aircraft refurbishment centres, maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facilities, aviation educational institutions, flight training, general and corporate aviation, and many auxiliary aviation companies. There are 23 businesses located at the Peterborough Airport employing approximately 400 people. The Airport produces over $50.0 million to the regions economy each year.

Home to the longest civil runway between Toronto and Ottawa, the Peterborough Airport has a 7,000 ft runway supporting Boeing 737 and Airbus aircraft. The Air Terminal is open to the public with the Gardens and Fields restaurant open daily.

The Peterborough Airport is located at 925 Airport Road, Peterborough Ontario.

  

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