Vintage Aircraft Coming To Kingston Airport

Published on: 2011/08/22 - in Releases

Vintage Wings of Canada brings its Yellow Wings Tour and the Goodyear FG-1D Corsair fighter to the Kingston Flying Club at Kingston Airport on Tuesday, Aug.30.

The Tour, which began in June in western provinces, pays homage to the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan (BCATP), Canada’s largest military contribution to the Second World War. Three yellow trainers consisting of the Fleet Finch, Boeing Stearman and Fleet Cornell as well the Corsair will be open to the public throughout the day at the Kingston Flying Club at 1040 Len Birchall Way. Vintage Wings will also offer a free presentation followed by numerous flyovers of vintage aircraft throughout the day.

The Kingston Flying Club and the Canadian Owners and Pilots Association are hosting the tour and will hold a lunchtime BBQ.

“The Kingston Airport is very important to Vintage Wings as Victoria Cross recipient Canadian Naval Officer, Robert Hampton Gray, received his wings in Kingston – the only Victoria Cross awarded to a Canadian Naval Officer,” says David Snow, Manager of Kingston Airport. Gray earned his VC while flying an FG-1D Corsair aircraft. A picture of Gray hangs on the wall of the Kingston Flying Club.

For more information on Vintage Wings see (where enthusiasts can also sponsor fly time for vintage aircraft) and for more on the Yellow Wings Tour go to


Release source: City of Kingston | Photo: Wikimedia Commons