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June 22 Dinner and "Songs Slides and Stories" with Dave Hadfield

Join us for an evening of fun!
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm, June 22- Cocktail hour and Dinner catered by Rico's Catering at the Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre.  The menu:  Cheese Ravioli ,Meatballs, Garden Salad, Chicken Coq au Vin. Roast Potatoes, Beans Almondine, Italian Vienna / Butter, Cream Cheesecake with ToppingCoffee & Tea

Following dinner Dave Hadfield will perform songs from his latest album "Flying Away" songs from the sky. His performance includes accompanying slide show story telling.
Cash Bar will be available.
Tickets are available in the lobby of the Bushplane for Dinner & Dave Hadfield or by calling 705-945-6242 or 705-254-9521
$35 per person.  Reservations required


Love Music? Love Aviation?


Dave Hadfield, singer-songwriter and 27,000-hour pilot, recently released his fourth album of original music, “Climbin’ Away.”  It’s a recording of 14 flying songs, written over the course of a 40+ year career and over 100 different aircraft types. Stretching the album’s boundaries are two songs contributed by his brother Chris Hadfield, astronaut and past Commander of the ISS. (They ought their first guitar together at age 16/14.) Dave also contributed to Chris’ album “Songs from a Tin Can” - the first recording ever made in Space.

“Climbin’ Away” is unique. It features aviation experiences gathered in a lifetime of cockpits. Matching art to a technical skill has rarely been accomplished so well. The songs range from flight-schools to freighters, round engines to rockets, seaplanes to spaceships, airliners to aerobatics. There are some great stories, and evocative, wonderful melodies. His style is part Celtic, part Folk, quite acoustic, and suits the stories he tells. In 2014, Dave and Chris released a music video of Dave’s song “In Canada,” which gained over one million hits in 3 days.

The Hadfields are a flying family. In addition to Space Station Commander (brother) Chris, Roger (Father) is a retired airline pilot who flies a C-170 and a Stampe biplane. Phil (brother) is a B-787 Captain, and Austin (son) is left-seat on the A-320. There are well over 100,000 flight hours around the dinner table. (Lots of good material for songwriting!)

Dave’s airline career was balanced by a fascination with general aviation and vintage types. He is a 15-year volunteer pilot with the Mike Potter Aircraft Collection in Canada, flying many fighters (P-40, Mustang, Hurricane, Lysander) and trainers. This year he flew Canada’s only flying Spitfire, the newly-restored Mark IX from Ottawa to Canada’s west coast and back – a program called “5000 Miles in a Spitfire”. This was a unique accomplishment for the iconic short-range fighter. He owns a Fairchild 24W, and his wife (Robin, an International Director of the 99s) owns an RV6a.

CD’s will also be available at Dave’s concert. “Climbin’ Away” is ONLY available directly from Dave.



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