I didn’t get flying this weekend. We had a very strong cold front go through yesterday, with winds gusting to 40 kt. Today I had a long list of things to do.

I’ve spent quite a bit of time over the last two weeks organizing the details of the Canadian portion of the RV-1 tour. Finally the major items all seem to have fallen into place. The tour route can be seen on the map on the RV-1 web site. The tour starts in central Florida, following the week-long Sun’n Fun fly-in. The RV-1 will work its way up the US east coast, flown by a succession of US pilots.

The RV-1 will be handed over to two Canadian RV pilots at St. Stephen, NB, and then flown to Stanley, NS, for the Stanley Sport Aviation fly-in breakfasts on the Victoria Day long weekend, on 19-20 May. I’ll pick it up in NB, and ferry it to Smiths Falls, ON, then hand it over to another RV pilot who will take it to Windsor, ON for an event on 26 May. From there it’ll pass back into US hands for a long ferry to the west coast. Pilots from Van’s Aircraft will take it to Langley, BC for a fly-in on 23 June. It’ll end up at Oshkosh at the end of July, and will be handed over to the EAA for their museum.