Pete’s 2012 air show season is headed north, and headed west.
After entertaining crowds at back-to-back air shows in La Baie and Bromont Quebec, McLeod has returned to Ontario as he continues his cross-country schedule.
Pete flew as the headlining act at the Sioux Lookout Centennial celebration earlier this month.
“There was a great turnout for both performances, the people of Sioux Lookout treated me great” said McLeod. “Flying in the north you have to be prepared for anything, but we lucked out with warm temperatures, clear skies and two great days for aerobatics.”
Following the Sioux Lookout performances en route to Red Lake, Pete teamed up with his first flight instructor, his dad, Dave McLeod for a few minutes of formation flying.
The two McLeod’s flew information while noted bush plane photographer Rich Hulina captured the moment.
“It was pretty special to have the opportunity to fly along side my dad and the plane he taught me to fly in,” said McLeod. “I’ve spent a lot of time in the 180 working as a bush pilot and learning to fly, that plane and my dad have taught me a lot.”
Once the photo shoot was complete, Pete opened up the Ly-Con Engine on his Edge and left McLeod Sr. in his smoke.
“The 180 is a great aircraft, but it sure hasn’t gotten any faster over the years. Maybe not the best for racing or acro – missing a bit of Max Power!”
After a short visit in Red Lake, Pete headed to meet up with the Canadian Forces Snowbirds at the Northern Skies Air Show in Yellowknife, NWT.
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