WW I replica planes to make stop in P.E.I.
Planes used in Vimy anniversary will be on display May 21 and 22
Four of the First World War replica biplanes that flew over the Vimy Monument during the anniversary ceremony last month will be on P.E.I. for the long weekend in May.
The planes were recently shipped to Nova Scotia from France. Brian Pound, president of the PEI Flying Association, arranged for them to visit P.E.I. before they fly back to their final destination in B.C.
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The pilots are all ex-military fighter pilots with extensive knowledge of the planes, Pound said.
"They're highly informed and we're going to be able to have a hands-on discussion about what it is and how they work and what it was like to fly in the First World War and this sort of thing."
Summerside and Charlottetown
The planes will be accessible to the public in Nova Scotia first, at the Stanley airport on May 19 and then at the Debert airport May 20, before flying to Charlottetown. They will visit Summerside May 21 and will be back for a public event in Charlottetown May 22.
Pound said the visits are all weather dependent, given these are open cockpit planes.
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With files from Laura Chapin