The Swift Current Airport was a hub of activity over the past 24 hours, with dozens of pilots descending on Swift Current to kick off the Century Flight Club's 2013 group flight to the Maritimes.
The Century Flight Club was aiming to attract 100 airplanes to partake in their fifth annual group flight, giving pilots and their passengers a unique flying opportunity to take in different parts of Canada. Last year they flew to Yellowknife, and previous trips have taken them to Nova Scotia and the Yukon.
Swift Current was chosen as the start destination in part because the city is located within a 5.5 hours flight distance of 70 per cent of aircraft registered to participate. While in the City the group enjoyed a steak supper on Tuesday plus a pancake breakfast on Wednesday morning before beginnign their flight East.
The event attracted a selection of Cessna and Piper aircraft, along with a Grumman Tiger, Maule M-5, deHavilland Beaver and other unique planes.
Their flight path will take them to Dryden and Elliot Lake in Ontario, Gatineau Que just outside of Ottawa, and finally to Charlottetown.