Kamloops Airport to host open house this weekend

By Jill Sperling
July 6, 2016 - 10:22am

KAMLOOPS — Fulton Field will be bustling with activity this weekend. 

419 Squadron is holding their 75th anniversary in Kamloops starting on Friday.

Airport manager, Fred Legace says that reunion prompted the airport to hold an open house on Sunday from 1-4 p.m. 

He says 419 Squadron will be a big part of the event. 

"This will be the opportunity to get up close and take a look at the aircraft," Legace said. "They're really unique aircraft. One of the aircraft that they have has been repainted into the World War II colours when I think 419 was primarily a bomber squadron and was then headed by Kamloops native, Moose Fulton."

Legace says the event will also feature 12 aircraft from the general aviation community, as well as the RCMP helicopter and airport equipment. 

Entry to the open house is by donation to the Kamloops Food Bank. 

There was no open house at the airport last year because of major reconstruction on the airfield. 

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