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Roseland Spitfire Fighter Plane Flying Into Windsor For A Public Display

July 20 @ 10:00 am - July 22 @ 12:00 pm

Roseland Spitfire to Visit Windsor, Ontario, Poster.

The Roseland Spitfire, from the Mike Potter Aircraft Collection, will be on display in Windsor at the Canadian Historical Aircraft Association CH2A Hangar at Windsor Airport on July 20, 21, 22, 2018.

This is an actual flying Spitfire and the first to be built in Canada. It will land at Windsor Airport and be on display to the public.

Flight lieutenant Arnold Walter “Rosey” Roseland, a Royal Canadian Air Force Unit 442 Squadron Flight-Commander, flew the original Y2K aircraft on 65 sorties (deployments / missions) in 1944 during World War II. Arnold Roseland was just 28 years old when he died in an aerial gunfight over Normandy in the summer of 1944.

After many years, Spitfire MK IX TE294, known as the Roseland Spitfire, took to the skies for the very first time, making a triumphant debut in Ottawa for Canada’s 150th Anniversary.

The Mike Potter Aircraft Collection honours Arnold Roseland, and all those young courageous Canadian WWII Spitfire pilots who went to war and never came home, by building the first Spitfire in Canada and flying it in markings of the Canadian Y2K Spitfire.​

The Spitfire is known for being the finest World War II fighter plane and an aerodynamic engineering master piece.

Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for students (with valid student id), $22 for a family, and free for Veterans.

Time & Dates

Friday, July 20, 10am to 8pm
Saturday, July 21, 10am to 4pm
Sunday, July 22, 10am to noon

For more information please visit the Canadian Historical Aircraft Association website.

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Dave Hadfield with the Roseland Spitfire

Dave Hadfield smiles moments after landing the Roseland Spitfire at the Canadian Historical Aircraft Association in Windsor, Ontario, on July 19, 2018. Photo by Eric Bonnici / Eyes On Windsor.

 

Details

Start:
July 20 @ 10:00 am
End:
July 22 @ 12:00 pm
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Venue

Canadian Historical Aircraft Association (CH2A) at Windsor Airport
2600 Airport Rd
Windsor, Ontario N8V 1A2 Canada
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Website:
http://www.ch2a.ca/