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Flying high
Posted Tuesday, July 14, 2009 10:57 AM
Dr. J. Dean Sandham, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, will be flying his Piper Comanche 260 B as part of a memorable cross-country journey.

Canadian flight enthusiasts have been celebrating the centennial of manned flight in Canada throughout 2009.

Dr. J. Dean Sandham, Dean of Medicine, is one of them. Now, the avid pilot accompanied by his wife Joan will be flying their Piper Comanche 260 B as part of a memorable cross-country journey led by John Lovelace--the cornerstone of the centenary celebrations. Dean Sandham will be blogging about his experiences.

One hundred personal aircrafts will participate in the Cross-Canada Century Flight departing Boundary Bay, British Columbia on July 17, 2009 and concluding in Baddeck, Nova Scotia on July 28, 2009.

The 100 aircraft are expected to form a line almost one mile long and it will take three hours for the airplanes to pass over a stationary location on the flight path.

What’s it like flying over the Rockies, seeing Niagara Falls from the sky and being part of this once-in-a-lifetime journey?

Find out, by reading Dean Sandham’s blog “Flying High” at www.umanitoba.ca/medicine.

For more information, contact:
Ilana Simon
Director of Communications & Marketing
Faculty of Medicine
Phone: (204) 789-3427