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(Brent Linton)
(Brent Linton)

Elizabeth Wieben flips through a book by Rich Halina, titled Bush Flying Captured, Sunday at the Northwestern Ontario Aviation Heritage Centre. The centre, at 430 Waterloo St. S. in Thunder Bay, features a collection of memorabilia dedicated to Northwestern Ontario’s rich aviation history, from bush planes to Can-Car’s building of Second World War aircraft. Also on display is a Hawker Hurricane wing tip, and a model of a Hurricane. The tip comes from a plane that was built at Can-Car and crashed during a test flight in 1941. Members of the NWOAHC have been conducting video interviews of pilots, mechanics and aviation buffs throughout the region, and the results can be viewed at the centre. As of now, the centre is open Sundays 1-4 p.m.