Springtime in the Canadian Rockies – Kananaskis Country, Banff & Lake Louise – S2-E5

Join my wife Valerie and me as we fly our Cessna 182 into the Canadian Rockies for an unforgettable flight in the spring of 2021. We pass down the Kananaskis Valley to the Kananaskis Lakes, then turn north up the Spray Lakes valley to Banff where we get an amazing view of the famous Banff Springs Hotel along with Bow Falls. We then fly up the Bow Valley to Lake Louise and then we turn eastward down what we refer to as the Valley of Death, back to the flatlands of Alberta and home.

Zoom Topic: Learn with ATC! Red Deer New Tower

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Sgt. William Stannard – 487 Sqn RAF – Miraculous Escape — Aviation Trails

There have been many instances of incredible acts of bravery and bizarre cases of survival that would normally seem impossible. Flt. Sgt. Nicholas Alkemade falling from 18,000ft without a parachute is just one of very many. Another such remarkable event occurred on May 3rd 1943, when twelve Lockheed Venturas attacked a Dutch Power Station near […]

Sgt. William Stannard – 487 Sqn RAF – Miraculous Escape — Aviation Trails

May 5, 2020 Blog

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BLOG 1 Al Martin 63A Hundreds of you have been enjoying our recent item covering the wonderful photos of the great Al Martin. Here’s another of Al’s always-interesting shots. So far as we know, only two Miles Gemini light twins ever came to Canada. One (G-AJKS) returned to the UK, the other became CF-HVK. Al spotted “JKS” at Toronto Island Airport some time around 1950. Here’s the story:

First flown in 1945, the Miles Gemini 4-seat light twin looked promising. Then, as the initial surge in postwar Great Britain’s recovery cooled, Miles folded in 1947. About 150 Geminis were built. Initially, G-AJKS came across on a Miles demo tour. Its arrival was impressive, since it came aboard the RCN aircraft carrier, HMCS Warrior. Once Warrior was about 20 miles off Nova Scotia, demo pilot, Jim Nelson (an ex-RAF American), flew the little Gemini off the deck to Halifax. Can you imagine pulling off such a…

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