Join us on March 18 at 7.30 to hear the details from Captain Pearson in conversation with aviators, John Lawson and Clint Ward followed by questions from the audience. There will also be a surprise guest.
The Gimli Glider – 40th Anniversary
40 years ago (July 23) A new Air Canada Boeing 767 at 41,000 feet ran out of fuel near Red Lake, Ontario, and instantly became a glider. In an amazing feat of piloting and airmanship, Captain Bob Pearson and First Officer Maurice Quintal were able to land the large, heavy, and powerless commercial airliner with 61 passengers and 6 flight attendants on a short runway at a former RCAF airport in Gimli, Manitoba without any loss of life. It was a major historic occurrence in the history of Aviation.