Annapolis Valley Register

Travel back in time

- BY ASHLEY THOMPSON KINGSCOUNT­YNEWS.CA GREENWOOD athompson@kingscount­ynews.ca

When organizers of the upcoming Wings and Wheels event at 14 Wing Greenwood say they have a few big draws this year, they’re not kidding.

The event, slated for Sept. 10 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., will give the public the opportunit­y to get up close and personal with the Greenwood Military Aviation Museum’s most recent acquisitio­ns – a Herc, Aurora and Challenger.

The new additions to the museum’s aircraft fleet will be on display along with some old favourites, including a Lancaster dating back to the Second World War.

Wings and Wheels event co- ordinator David Saulnier says all of the retired planes and helicop- ters in the museum’s collection tell tales of 14 Wing Greenwood’s past and present responsibi­lities as an influentia­l military base in Canada.

“There’s a lot of people that are really interested in seeing the inside of the airplanes,” says Saulnier.

There will be guided aircraft tours, a car show featuring antique, classic and special interest autos, wartime jeep rides, a barbecue, a collection for the Upper Room Food Bank at the Flight Line Cafe and live jazz music throughout the duration of the upcoming Wings and Wheels event.

The public will also be invited to tour the museum and check out the restoratio­n workshop that is typically only open to members of the museum’s society – all free of charge.

“That should be an interestin­g draw, especially for those who are mechanical­ly oriented. It’s kind of neat, the stuff that they do back there,” said Saulnier. “We’re working on some really cool airplanes.”

There will be no admission charge for Wings and Wheels activities, which will run in conjunctio­n with the annual Wing Welcome events. The rain date is set for Sept. 11.

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