Bringing in the New Year aviation style

By Avery Wagg



On the right, Will Hodgskiss (facing), chats with
Mike Neumann - and on the left, Dave Tisdale
listens for tips on how to land
a Beech Musketeer.


Spence (on left) and Felcity McKendry enjoy the
morning with us. The McKendry’s have a rich
and deep aviation history in Canada so we’re
always particularly pleased when they
can join us for an event.

The Kingston Flying Club and Flight 25 again held our city fly-over on New Year’s day. This tradition goes back to 1992 where anyone in the aviation community is invited to join us on a flight over the city to welcome in the New Year - in proper aviation style.

This year, seven airplanes and 20 people took to the brisk January skies to celebrate an aviation New Years!

While Dave Tisdale organized the airplanes and the itinerary, Lois and Pat organized the food and drink for our return. Some of Kingston’s finest aviator’s came out to join us too. Spence and Felicity McKendry showed up to help us celebrate with some great stories of Kingston’s - and Canada’s aviation history.

The Flight Service people in Kingston were great. They kept the advisories coming and all of us organized in the air. The fellow had to deal with seven of us at once as well as scheduled incoming traffic, but he did it quickly and professionally.

Hot Chile, buns, cocoa and friendship ended the outing with lots of post-flight chatter. Dave Barton our club’s president summed up the enthusiasm with a quote; "As challenging as this year has been, it's days like today which reaffirm the value of the efforts put forth by the Board of Directors to continue the longevity of KFC since our inception in 1928."