Dave Hadfield, songwriter, musician, storyteller and brother of Canadian Space Agency astronaut Chris Hadfield, will be at the fly-in and is expected to pilot the replica biplane. He also will entertain at an evening dinner during the fly-in.
The volunteer-built de Havilland Fox Moth will make its inaugural flight during a fly-in weekend on June 21-23. John Lalonde and other other volunteers used as many original Fox Moth parts as possible in rebuilding the aircraft to flying condition.
“This is Canadian history. If we hadn’t finished it, the children of today would not have known how significant it was in developing the north and the Arctic. Some Canadian airlines started with the Fox Moth. Bearskin Airlines, which flies into the Sault, had one,”