The afternoon of Sunday, July 24 brought very changeable weather to Red Lake that was literally sunny one minute then raining the next. There was some doubt if the flypast would go ahead as the aircraft taxied out around 5 PM and another downpour occurred just as they were organizing for take-off. Fortunately it cleared enough for the group to depart southwest bound over Howey bay in windy conditions. A large right circuit followed as they flew over Centennial park then low and fast going north over the bay to the delight of the crowd. A second pass followed, then landing back at the take-off area. This was the line-up;
Chimo Air Norseman CF-JIN in the lead.
Trout Lake Lodge Norseman CF-ZMX.
Chimo Air Norseman CF-KAO.
Chimo Air Cessna 180 CF-SMS.
Viking Outposts De Havilland DHC-2 Beaver C-GGMB. (piston)
Excellent Adventures De Havilland DHC-3 Otter C-FBEO with ‘original’ 600 HP Pratt & Whitney R-1340.
Amik Outposts De Havilland DHC-3 Otter C-FHXY with 1,000 HP PZL engine.
Chimo Air De Havilland DHC-3 Turbine Otter C-FODQ.
Superior Airways Cessna 208 Caravan C-FYMT on amphibious floats.
A Beech 18 was also planned to participate but had to cancel due to the inclement weather in the greater area.
A big thank you to the pilots and all involved who faced the challenge and put on an exciting flypast to cap off the fun for this edition of the Norseman festival!