The Kincardine Municipal Airport will once again host the Kincardine Harvard Flights on July 6th and 7th. The Harvard aircraft from the Canadian Harvard Association will be supporting the Kincardine Scottish Festival with the roar and the smoke of 3 aircraft formation over head the town during the close of the Festival parade on Saturday morning.
This year the Canadian Harvard Aircraft Association will attend with 3 North American Harvard aircraft which were used as primary training aircraft during World War 2 and for many years after. The Canadian Harvard Aircraft Association keeps this very significant classic aircraft alive for future generations while operating from their home base at the Tillsonburg Regional Airport.
Organizer Scott Evans has also planned on the Royal Canadian Air Force to attend the event as well, showing off one of the Harvard II training aircraft current used by the Air Force. "We invite one and all to come out and compare the new and the old "Harvard" trainers side by side while they visit the Kincardine Municipal airport", says Mr. Evans. "The Kincardine Harvard Flights event is an opportunity for the general public to see the aircraft up close, meet the pilots, take photos and learn about our community airport", he adds, "we wish to thank Bruce Power for their generous support of this event."
The Canadian Harvard Aircraft Association invite the public to join the association and become a new member. Members are then eligible to take part in the "Harvard Crew Experience" and enjoy the once in a lifetime thrill of "crew experience" in the Harvard aircraft over beautiful Lake Huron as well as Huron and Bruce Counties.
Evans Media will also be providing the opportunity for new Harvard Association members to walk away from their experience with a video recording of their flight, so that they can relive the experience for years to come. Details on this program will be available during the event. Similar video footage can be found in the documentary "A True Classic, the North American Harvard and the Canadian Harvard Aircraft Association". The media and the public are invited to check out the documentary.
The association had a record number of new members sign up last year at Kincardine and all of them took part in the Crew Experience. Last year in a day and a half, the Harvard Association had 27 members sign up at Kincardine and the Canadian Harvard Aircraft Association appreciates support of the association and their not for profit operations.