Thursday, January 11, 2007

A Contrast in Wing Loading

In 2003, Rod Crocker flew his 1-35 (K9) from SOSA to Lindsay Airport to visit a friend at his cottage. After landing in Lindsay he parked his glider beside this Cold War vintage CF-101 Voodoo Interceptor. With a 100,000 lb take-off weight, the Voodoo is quite the contrast to the 1000 lb MTOW of the 1-35.

As a side note, one of our members, Doug Bremner, flew Voodoos as both a rear seat weapons operator and later as the front seat pilot during his days in the Canadian Air Force. If you catch him on the airport one day ask him about intercepting Soviet Bear bombers over Northern Canada in his day. He might also have a story about a parachute!