The Canadian Air & Space Museum will host its 6th annual Wings & Wheels Heritage Festival at Downsview Park, Toronto, on May 28-29.
A display of past and present, highlighted by a collection of vintage, classic and modern aircraft and vehicles, is planned, as well as exhibits, vendors, seminars, family-friendly activities, models, simulators, airplane rides and more, according to organizers.
This is Toronto’s largest gathering of aviation and automotive excellence, where the whole family can get up close and personal with airplanes and their pilots, classic cars and their drivers, and military vehicles and Canadian Forces personnel at the original historic de Havilland aircraft factory, and Bombardier Aerospace’s Downsview Airport, officials add.
An added bonus will be an opportunit to go flying in a vintage Tiger Moth, a helicopter, or one of the Brampton Flying Club’s aircraft that will circle downtown Toronto (additional fees apply)
The Wings: Military aircraft, jets, helicopters and historic aircraft, with rare opportunities to explore these aircraft up close, speak to the pilots and take photos. Some aircraft will include a CF-18 Hornet, a C-130J Super Hercules (one day only), a RCAF Sabre fighter jet, a World War II Tiger Moth and Fleet Finch, a Russian MiG-15, a Czechoslovakian Delfin L29, a Snowbirds Tutor jet and complimentary access to the Canadian Air & Space Museum’s collection, including their full-scale replica of the Avro Arrow.
The Wheels: The “Show & Shine” event is back, featuring a wide selection of vintage, custom and working “wheels” – civilian and military – from cars, trucks and motorcycles to army vehicles.
As a bonus, admission to the Wings & Wheels Heritage Festival includes access to the Canadian Air & Space Museum.
The Festival, which will be held rain or shine, is an annual fundraising event of the Canadian Air & Space Museum, a non-profit registered charity.
For more information: www.wingsandwheelsfestival.com