Official Government of Ontario map, GPSMAP 66s and rally notes ready to go. absolutely gorgeous 1971 RCAF Beechcraft CT-134 Musketeer. Designed in the late 1960s, the CT-134 replaced the (Toronto built) de Havilland DHC-1 Chipmunk as the RCAFs elementary training aircraft for CF-18 fighter pilots. This particular example served its entire life in Portage La Prairie, Manitoba and was rescued from the scrap heap in 1992, it is currently in the process of a complete restoration. The current owner Carm Nelson also owns a sizeable museum that is open to the public. #muskateer #ct134 #rcaf Carm's Museum (Frankford, ON) Carm's Museum (Frankford, ON) Stunningly resorted Canadian-built 1956 Mercury M-135 (despite being largely identical you couldn’t buy a “Ford” branded truck in Canada at the time). This particular example was built in Oakville, Ontario and were the last heavy trucks the plant built before switching to the light duty F-Series after 1965. It is one of a handful that remain today. #OntariansMadeThis #ProudlyBuiltInCanada Norman Hardie Winery (Carrying Place, ON) Norman Hardie Winery (Carrying Place, ON) Highway to the sky.... (Quinte Skyway Bridge) The Sikorsky CH-124 Sea King pictured here (S/N 12405) is one of the most historically significant that served this country. It was the first of over 30 that were built in Canada (Montreal), in 1990 it was one of five CH-124s that were deployed during the first Gulf War as part of “Operation Friction” (which liberated Kuwait from Saddam Hussein). It was also involved in the Red River floods of 1997, the search and recovery of Swiss Air 111 which went down near Peggy’s Cove, was deployed to Louisiana during Hurricane Katrina and participated in hundreds of search and rescue missions for stranded vessels. #CH124 #SeaKingHelicopter CFB Trenton and the National Airforce Museum. Home of 8 Wing Transport Squadron (home of the CC-130 Hercules, CC-150 Polaris, CC-177 Globemaster III, CH-146 Griffon search and rescue helicopter, the CC-144 Challenger VIP [Prime Minister, Cabinet, etc.] transports and the Canadian Armed Forces Search & Rescue Command and Joint Coordination Centre). It might not look like much but if you’ve been on an aircraft in the last 35 years you can thank this very plane. The Boeing 720 pictured here was not only the last one flying in the world when it was retired but it served as Pratt & Whitney Canada’s in-flight engine test bed for almost every engine program since 1988. Fitted with special nose, fuselage and wing mounting pods, engineers could run pre-production developmental test engines in flight to test for defects and general thrust performance. The Boeing 720s last global operational flight occurred on September 29, 2010. #Boeing720 #prattandwhitneycanada Amazing sunset views in Bond Head (Newcastle, Ontario) to cap off an amazing day! When it opened in August of 1930, the Capitol Theatre located in Port Hope, Ontario, was the first theatre in Southern Ontario to feature talking movies. Today, it is one of eight fully restored “atmospheric movie theatres” still in operation in Canada and the only one in Ontario. The Capitol is a National Historic Site and is still used for performances and movies some 90 years later (this year). The first movie it screened was Queen High starring Charlie Ruggles and Ginger Rogers. #CapitolTheater #PortHope #SunsetViews @ Capitol Theatre Port Hope Amazing sunset views in Bond Head (Newcastle, Ontario) to cap off an amazing day! Hi All, Did the trip yesterday in my 1968 Volvo 122 and had an absolute blast! I transposed the route into my Garmin GPSMAP 66 handheld so I had my own points and ended up stopping at the Norman Hardie Winery in Carrying Place, Ontario. The original route had some dirt roads which I have been old were corrected (I bypassed these). When passing Frankford be sure to check out Carm's Museum at 1497 County Road 5 (he's got a retired 1971 RCAF Beechcraft CT-134 trainer parked on his driveway). He was painting it when we went by but showed us the whole collection. The lunch stop suggestions are good but were extremely busy and had very limited patio space (wait times were insane as the could only serve at four tables). Instead, I would highly recommend Angry Birds in Picton instead (massive patio, really good food). When passing through Quinte West be sure to 4 minute detour and check out the National Air Force Museum of Canada (at CFB Trenton [220 RCAF Rd.]) the museum is closed but you can see the entire collection from the road. Great trip you won't be disappointed!
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