Airport Day 2022
Sunday, September 11, 2022
The Brampton Flight Centre took place on Sunday September 11, 2022. While we had to cancel our events due to the pandemic, we were able to come back bigger and better!
Although we were concerned setting up in the wee hours in the morning on Sept 11th, as the sky looked gloomy and we had a light rain as we were prepping for the day, we lucked out with another great weather day for our annual Airport Day!
Canadian aviation history comes to life as visitors browse through the Great War Flight Museums (GWFM) impressive collection of WWI combat aircraft, witness WWI military re-enactments, and had the opportunity to learn about the restoration of these treasured aircrafts. WWI replica fighter biplanes and tri-planes flew by every half hour starting at 11 am.
In addition, visitors were able to see a dazzling display of vintage, classic and modern aircraft, and have the opportunity to fly a state-of-the-art full motion “Redbird” simulator.
Cadets from the 892 Snowy Owl Cadet Squadron, based at the airport, were volunteering at the event and were able to talk about their program.
The Recreational Aircraft Association demonstrated their expertise and techniques for building airplanes.
The Open House also featured classic cars and motorcycles, live birds of prey, musical entertainment, trackless train and face-painting for the kids and a BBQ.
Other activities include tours of the airport and airplane rides. BFC staff were available to answer questions about our flight training programs, drone courses and Youth Flight Camps.
The Brampton Flight Centre is owned and operated by the Brampton Flying Club. The Club was formed in 1946 and was relocated to Caledon in 1969. The Flight Centre is an internationally recognized flight-training school and produces many of Canada’s top pilots.
The Brampton Flight Centre would like to thank everyone that helped or partook in our Airport Day. This day would not have been possible without our volunteers. We are very appreciative of your contributions, willingness to help and for helping us to be known for our family-knit environment.
We are also appreciative of the Great War Flying Museum for putting on a great display with their fly-bys, War planes on display and for educating enthusiasts with our Canadian history.
Thank you to the 892 Snowy Owl Cadet Squadron for your hard work and patience as they helped with parking.
Thank you to the Recreational Aircraft Association for your expertise and contributions to our Airport Tour.
Thank you to the Staff of the Brampton Flight Centre for your contributions the day of and leading up to the event. You helped to spread your love of aviation and we are grateful for your enthusiasm and knowledge. A special thank you to Nanci Soldo for unwavering hard work and multi tasking abilities. You have perfected the orchestration of this event and have managed to surpass our expectations! Furthermore, Dan V, we would also like to acknowledge all your behind the scenes work in making this day possible.
The Brampton Flight Centre is grateful to have the aviation community that we have to put a day like this together.