February 21, 2019
Sainte-Anne-du-Lac Fly-in: Taildraggers Ruled
By Jean-Pierre Bonin and Hélène Lavigne
Taildraggers won by a landslide (31 out of 35 aircraft) as the 9th Sainte-Anne-du-Lac Fly-in was held on Sunday February 17th 2019. Postponing the Fly-in to Sunday instead of Saturday was a winning decision. Sunny but quite cold early in the morning (-26º C) but no wind and warming up to -2 º C by mid-afternoon made for perfect flying and landing conditions.
A groomed runway and parking zone allowed for safe landing and circulation as the surface elsewhere was slushy under the snow. Aircraft on wheels weren’t allowed as no runway could be plowed clean but at least three wannabes flew over to say hello.
What started out as a slow cold day turned out to be a real heart-warmer in every way you could want. Many thanks to organizers and volunteers who made this a perfect day!
Photo above courtesy of Hélène Lavigne.