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Inspired by Simple Flight
Billy Bishop and his plane
Replica World War One plane

A Canadian air force pilot of WWI, Billy Bishop and his plane. YRDSB Museum & Archives​.


One of five replica WWI planes flown over the Vimy Ridge 100th Anniversary Ceremonies on April 3, 2017. ​

     For a year and a half, Sam Beljanski, Ed Wagstaff and Al MacDonald​ built 5 replica WWI Canadian Air force planes following as closely to the original blueprints as possible. The planes were made of aluminum instead of wood and the engines slightly differ. Sam Beljanski helped in creating these planes because it was "always something [he] wanted to do." Beljanski continued "simple things are the best." He admired the simplicity of World War One planes in contrast to modern advancements in flight. 

Replica plane cockpitVarious plane photographs from EF Tours Education centre

Replica plane cockpit.​


EF Tours Education center​ just outside of Vimy Ridge, France in commemoration of the 100th Anniversary ceremonies.

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