20 years ago today, my Fly Baby got wrecked in a
one-in-70 year snow storm which hit Victoria on January
29th. We got about 3 feet of wet snow, which shut down
most roads, and roofs of many buildings in the region collapsed
under the weight of the snow, including the hangar in which my
FlyBaby was parked. The pictures below (pre-digital days
for me) include two pictures of CF-UFL shortly after I got it
flight worthy after its first restoration. I flew it for 6
months prior to the collapse. The second two
pictures were taken on the 31st after the rains started.
You can see me in the crushed cockpit in one image,
disconnecting the flight controls and wing spar pins, but the
chainsaw in the second image says it all...
[RJW Note: Of course we can't leave it here.
Drew DID rebuild the airplane. Here's what it looks