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"Captain of the Clouds" Screening to Mark 70th Anniversary of British Commonwealth Air Training Plan


On Sunday 1 May at 7 pm the Canadian Aviation Heritage Centre (CAHC/CCPA) will be holding a fund raising performance of “Captains of the Clouds” at the  Hudson Village Theatre to mark the 70th anniversary of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan (BCATP).  The evening will start with a wine and cheese reception followed by the showing of the film and the distribution of a complimentary souvenir booklet on the making of the film and the BCATP itself.This 1942 patriotic film, starring James Cagney, chronicles the entry into the RCAF of a group of highly individualistic bush pilots who must adapt to the military as they are prepared by the BCATP to go to war.  Scenes were shot in wartime Ottawa with early footage of bush planes flying near North Bay featuring Noorduyn Norseman, Fairchild 71C, and other vintage aircraft.  The action then moves to several wartime RCAF bases replete with a variety of training and operational aircraft.  WW I flying ace Air Marshal Billy Bishop makes an appearance playing himself at a Wings Parade.   All shot in glorious technicolour.Don’t miss this wonderful evening of nostalgia to be enjoyed in the company of fellow aviation enthusiasts.Admission by donation:  $ 45.00 for an individual and $ 75.00 for a couple, fully covered by a tax receipt.  Tickets available at the CAHC/CCPA (Eric Campbell) or reserve by phone (John Lawson, 450 424 2893)The venue is the Hudson Village Theatre at 27 Wharf Road, Hudson, dress casual. Get your ticket now or reserve for box-office pick-up as seating is limited.