Historic Flight Arrives in Toronto — Wilderness North

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Historic Flight Arrives in Toronto

Canadian floatplanesThe aircraft, de Havilland Beaver floatplanes, built in Toronto, Ontario in the 1950s, are in the last stretch of a more than 16,000-kilometre circumnavigation of upper North America that began early last month in Seattle and wound its way through the Northwest Passage.

Piloted by a pair of U.S. businessmen with an affinity for adventure and an affection for the Beaver, the two aircraft came home yesterday. Gliding their way along the shores of Lake Ontario, splashing past the CN Tower, and landing at Toronto City Centre Airport, the aircraft came ashore near the same spot where the first prototype took flight 61 years ago.

Click here to read the complete story from the Globe and Mail.

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