Friday, July 18, 2008

Texada Island Airport Fly-in

What better for a Sky Watch Friday than looking at airplanes. Last Sunday Wayne and I went to the Texada Island (Gillies Bay) Airport Fly-in. It was a great day for general aviation. About fifty aircraft participated and hundreds of locals came out to see the action. The day was kicked off with a scrumptious pancake breakfast. Then everyone had the opportunity to check out the numerous aircraft on display.

In the afternoon, the Fraser Blues Demonstration Team flew their classic North American Aviation Navions. Their show was the highlight of the day for pilots and attendees alike. The following is a short video about this unique Canadian civilian flight team.

Wayne gave three presentations about flying in Coastal BC during the day. His most recent book, Up the Airway, was written for pilots and anyone with an adventurous spirit. Learn more about it at -- Margy


  1. wow that is amazing photo shots of the planes in the sky

  2. Nice capturation of an exiting moment! Good post.

  3. Excellent Sky Watch posting.. love the video, and the 'pancake' breakfast sounds good.

    On behalf of the Sky Watch team I thank you for posting this week, I hope you get many callers here and that you get the time to visit a few others.

  4. The planes really set off the sky. Good picture.

    My entry is here. Just some sunset photos after a very difficult day of travel.

  5. Anonymous8:25 AM

    Wish I could have been there. I love airplanes and pancakes what a neat combination.Your video is great. I read Up the Airway and I couldn't put it down it made me want more.

  6. Anonymous8:55 AM

    nice pictures of the airplanes.

  7. I always love air shows...watched many in the Air Force. These are great SWF shots!!

  8. good pics have nice weekend

  9. Looks like fun. And what a sky!


We welcome your comments and questions. - Wayne and Margy