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Last chance to see Vimy planes at Stanley Airport

The pilots of four Nieuports that flew over Vimy to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the First World War battle are currently visiting the Stanley Airport.
The pilots of four Nieuports that flew over Vimy to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the First World War battle are currently visiting the Stanley Airport.

EAST HANTS, N.S. — Planes that commemorated the 100th anniversary of the First World War battle at Vimy Ridge on April 9 are currently at the Stanley Airport.

The four Nieuports arrived in Stanley on May 13 from the Shearwater Air Force Base in Dartmouth. The pilots will resume their cross-Canada flight at noon on May 20. It's anticipated the trip will take several months.

Stanley Sport Aviation is holding it's annual Victoria Day weekend fly-in breakfast May 20 and May 21. The Vimy planes will be on site for Saturday’s breakfast, which runs from 8 a.m. to noon. The cost is $6 per person. Visitors to the airport will have the chance to check out other small planes and speak with pilots from across the province as well.

For more information, visit: http://www.stanleysportaviation.ns.ca/

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