Photo Essay: 18th Annual Canadian Aviation Expo

Despite grey, rainy skies, last weekend’s annual “Canadian Aviation Expo” (now held in the facilities at Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum) still managed to attract pilots and aviation buffs from all over Canada and the northern States.

In addition to commercial vendors, the “CAE” always features organizations run by unpaid volunteers who donate enormous amounts of time and energy to “spread the word” and pass on their passion for flight. It’s Canada’s largest aviation trade show and fly-in, and Why Fly was on hand for the event’s final day. Creative Director Michelle Goodeve recorded this photo essay as the festivities wound down.

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All photographs Copyright © 2010 Michelle Goodeve

About the Photographer

When Michelle Goodeve sold her first article to the late, great Sport Flying magazine, she was barely into her twenties. Nevertheless, Michelle not only took her own photographs, she also created surreal, multiple-image pictures for the piece in her home darkroom.

Since that time, Michelle has rarely left the house without one of her beloved Nikons around her neck; first film, then the digital D80, and her current love, the D90, which she’s equipped with her favourite “piece of glass,” the extraordinary Nikon 18 – 200 mm zoom (allowing her to shoot ground or air-to-air shots without having to change lenses).

As for the darkroom, that’s been replaced by a 17”, Photoshop-equipped laptop that goes with her everywhere. And it’s not unusual to find Michelle hard at work into the wee hours of the night, fine-honing her images, as close as she can, to perfection.

But we’ll let her images speak for themselves …

Michelle is a Co-Founder and the Creative Director of Why Fly. Learn more.

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