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28/03/2015 to 29/03/2015
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The Battle of Britain fighters – legends that saved a nation from tyranny. Was it the hard work if the Hurricane which flew more than 75% of the sorties, or was it the charisma and iconic symbol of the Spitfire that inspired a nation? Find out how they compare and how they work at the Battle of Britain Ground School.

This two-day technical ground school will offer inside technical and operational information on two of the most important fighters involved in the Battle of Britain; the Hawker Hurricane & Supermarine Spitfire.

Your instructors are seasoned warbird pilots, current on types with valuable insights you won’t find in a book.  Students will get in-depth instruction and many valuable experiences including:

  • Aircraft Technical Systems
  • Engine, Hydraulics, Controls, Instrumentation & Armament
  • Aircraft Handling and Flying Characteristics
  • Aircraft History – historical Canadian significance of type
  • Thorough “walk-around” and cockpit familiarization
  • Private tour of Vintage Wings of Canada collection & facility
  • Meet and talk flying with Vintage Wings warbird pilots
  • Warbird Ground School Certificate
  • Professional cockpit photograph of you and your “warbird”


  • 09:00 - 17:00 both Saturday & Sunday


  • Rob Erdos, Mike Potter & Joe Cosmano

Vintage Wings of Canada

1699 Rue Arthur Fecteau Street
GatineauQuébec J8R 2Z9



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