Alan Robertson and Henry Tenby from AirlineTV.net were on hand at the Abbotsford Airshow 2009 media to film the highlights for the show. This video clip highlights the following aircraft: Canadian Armed Forces Centennial Flight CT-114 Tudors, CF-18 and the Hawk One Sabre jet all in special livery, USAF B-52 arrival with taxi and engine shut down footage, Canadian Armed Forces CC-130 Hercules take-off and landing, great footage of the USAF C-17 Globemaster doing a short runway landing and taxi backwards on the runway, the Canadian Armed Forces Snowbirds, CF-18 landing, CP-140 Aurora action, and some nice warbirds action.
Start up of Lineas Aereas Canedo (LAC) Super DC-3 (C117D) CP-2421 at Cochabamba airport (Bolivia) for a local flight over the city. Crew was Captain Rolando Canedo Lopez, pilot Marcello Canedo and pilot Roberto Canedo Valdivia (March 2006)
In 1986 the Bristol Freighter ZK-CPT ('Merchant Courier') was flown into Omaka Aerodrome (Blenheim, New Zealand) and retired. The aircraft engines were subsequently run on several occasions, but this has not occurred for over 20 years.
Enter Alastair Marshall - ex RNZAF Engine Technician, now commercial pilot, and a piston engine enthusiast. Over the past few months, Al has been working on the two Bristol Hercules engines on the aircraft, with the goal of getting the old girl to come to life once more.
On 27th September 2008, both engines were fired up, and the aircraft taxied about on Omaka Aerodrome for the first time in approximately twenty years. Congratulations to Al and his team of willing helpers.