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Canadian Space Agency

September 07, 2011 09:32 ET

Media Advisory: Astronaut Chris Hadfield Flying the Golden F-86 Sabre for the Last Time at the Windsor International Air Show

LONGUEUIL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Sept. 7, 2011) - He was only 4 years old when he attended his first air show in Windsor, Ontario. The sight of all those beautiful planes "dancing" in the sky changed his life. Join Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield with an amazing group of pilots and aircrafts at the Windsor International Air Show on September 9, 10 and 11, 2011. On Saturday, September 10, Chris Hadfield will be at the air show flying the golden Discovery Air Hawk One F-86 Sabre for the last time.

Hadfield began flying the F-86 Sabre with Vintage Wings of Canada as part of a special project marking Canada's 100th anniversary of powered flight back in 2009. Since then, he has flown over 20 times taking part in air shows across the country. As he once said: "we must keep our aviation heritage alive and continue to challenge and inspire today's explorers both in aviation and aerospace". He certainly will be inspiring Canadian youth when he embarks in his third space mission. Hadfield is scheduled to launch aboard a Russian Soyuz rocket from the steppes of Kazakhstan in November 2012. He will be involved in robotic operations, spacewalks, science experiments and will also become Canada's first International Space Station Commander.

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For more information on the Windsor International Air Show:

Windsor International Air Show – September 9, 10, 11, 2011

Date: Chris Hadfield will be at the air show only on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011
When: Gates open: 9 h 30
Show starts: 11 h 45
Chris Hadfield flying the Hawk One: early afternoon
Autograph session scheduled after the show
Where: Windsor International Air Show
Windsor International Airport
3200 County Road 42
Windsor ON, N9A 6J3
Contacts: Keith Baxter
Windsor International Air Show
Phone: 519-980-5235
Réal Turgeon
Hawk One Coordinator
Phone: 418-571-8314

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