Fixed-wing flyin

Several ultra-light aircraft made their way to Quesnel for a flyin.

Tourists arriving in Quesnel is nothing unusual

Tourists arriving in Quesnel is nothing unusual, however for several people on Saturday, their arrival was anything but conventional. Members of the Pacific Pilots, a flying association based in the Lower Mainland but also out of Lillooett, were on an excursion from points south and they converged on the Quesnel Airport in their aircrafts, which mostly consisted of ultra-light planes. Originally on their way to Yellowknife for a weekend trip, plans changed due to extensive smoke from wildfires in the Yellowknife area and points in between. Members of Quesnel’s Skyfest crew and flying enthusiasts were on hand to greet the fly-ins, show them around the community, host a barbecue and facilitate a visit to Barkerville on Sunday. Pilots and passengers in the visiting planes were then either carrying on with a modified itinerary or returning to the homes in the south, on Monday.

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