Many thanks to the RCAF that gave our fleet a lift in the C17 Globemaster.
Vimy Flight consists of a team of Canadian military pilots who are retired or active and continue to believe that our Nation was born out of the teamwork and the sacrifice that our brave soldiers and airmen endured during the Great War. Today, with over 230,000 of combined flying experience, the ten hand picked pilots understand the tremendous risk and courage required to fly these fragile craft.
Now Vimy Flight is bringing the story home. After the dramatic re-enactment of the 1936 fly over ceremony at the historic Vimy Memorial, the Vimy Flight team of pilots and support personnel will share the stories of the early Military aviators in a way that has never been seen before. Passion, courage and adventure drives the team to provide Canadians the much needed message that it is our humbling privilege to honour those that sacrificed so much in order for us to enjoy the freedom that we enjoy today.
Freedom reigns over the sunny skies of France
Meet the men behind the machines L->R
Larry Ricker, Paul O'Reilly, Will McEwan, Dale Erhart, Dave Wilson, Peter Thornton, Rod Ermen, Gord Cooper, Al French Missing from photo: Allan Snowie
Four Nieuport II, 2 Sopwith Pups and one SE5 ready for the journey
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Sound Venture has produced to of the three powerful and poignant documentaries, narrated in English by iconic Canadian actor Dan Aykroyd and in French by celebrated Canadian explorer and mountaineer Bernard Voyer. The Third in the Series "Flight Path of Heroes" tells the story of Vimy Flight - its challenges and victories along with its mission - to share the message of Heroic sacrifice and the magic of aviation in our lives.
For a detailed view of the trilogy of documentaries "A Nation Soars", click on the A Nation Soars tab.