On This Day: A world record flight


Two Canadian pilots flew a single-engine plane around the world.
(Image: Renato Spilimbergo Carvalho / Wikimedia Commons)

On August 7, 1982, two pilots from Canada made a world record flight.
They flew around the world in six days and 7½ hours in a single-engine plane.
They flew 36,500 kilometres in a Cessna 210.

Don Muir was 26 years old. He was a bush pilot from Sioux Lookout, Ontario.
André Daemen was 22 years. He was a flying instructor from Montréal.

They raised $150,000 for the Canadian Cancer Society.

Watch the news video of their landing in Montreal.

(Source: CBC Digital Archives)

The outdoor car show season is here


Admire the cars on a sunny summer day.
(Photo: DRACO2008 L / CC, Flickr)

Adapted from The Province
Level 1

Owning an old car can be fun!

Old cars are called classic cars.

The car show season begins the first weekend in May.

There are car shows almost every weekend until September.

Show and Shine is a common name for classic car shows.

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