Sunday, August 20, 2006


"Gimli Model Fest 06"

Friday I had to pick up my daughter Kaitlan at a badminton camp she was attending in Gimli. It was also the practise day for Gimli Model Fest 06, when R/C modelers from all over meet and fly their aircraft, and then put on an Airshow on Saturday and Sunday (today). We watched some of the aircraft perform, and viewed all the ones that were there. There sure were a number of different types.

Anyhow, let's head back to Friday, as we set out for Gimli down Manitoba Hwy. #7. South of Arborg I noticed something at the side of the road. Quite the old fossil, "but what year"....?, I thought, as I "slithered" under the "barbed-wire fence", appearing on the other side, skin intact!

What a beautiful old girl! Posted by Picasa

Should still be "roaming the farm" instead of sitting in a field. Posted by Picasa

"Straight 6" engine still installed. Posted by Picasa

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Needs restoration, but would be a "labour of love". Posted by Picasa

Built like an "old Ukrainian farmer"! Posted by Picasa

The "Data Plates" are still attached, but I couldn't make out the year. I say 1948-1952. Anybody know what year? Leave a comment. Posted by Picasa

"Crap"! Sidetracked again, better pick up Kaitlan, which we did, and then headed for the "grass strip" that would be used all weekend for Gimli Model Fest 06. We watched some "aerial" warmups and test flights, and then checked out some of the fantastic aircraft. Follow me as I stroll about, trusty "digital" in hand...............!

Edge 540! Posted by Picasa

P-47 "Thunderbolt", nicknamed "The Jug", taxis out. Posted by Picasa

Mustang lined up for takeoff, as a 767 also taxis in. Posted by Picasa

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This jet was amazingly fast, with a real gas turbine engine. Posted by Picasa

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Love the old "Harvard" and her P&W 1340 engine. Posted by Picasa

Beautiful "Corsair"! Posted by Picasa

"Mosquito"! I can just see Russ Bannock climbing into the cockpit as he prepares to "save London"! Posted by Picasa

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Needs wings! Posted by Picasa

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Beautiful "Mustang"! Posted by Picasa

"My P-47 is a pretty good ship......" "She took a round comin' across "The Channel" last trip........"(words by Steve Earle)  Posted by Picasa

And of course "The Munch" was there and had to have her picture taken. We are going again this afternoon, and I will get photos of any new or exotic types of aircraft I haven't seen yet. Posted by Picasa

Till next time,


LINK - "Gimli Model Fest 06"

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