In 2018, this Seaking was painted in the original RCN delivery colors for retirement ceremonies after 55 year service in Canada. Retired from Shearwater Squadrons on Canada's East coast in January 2018, the aircraft is pictured preparing for 443 Maritime Helicopter Squadron retirement parade as the last squadron to operate the type. The last CH-124s were withdrawn in December 2018 to be replaced by Sikorsky CH-148 Cylones.
The Stampe & Vertongen Museum's D.VIII replica impressed me at their 2018 Fly In. First flown 100 years earlier in May 1918, the Fokker E.V monoplane fighter was redesignated D.VIII following several crashes due to faulty wing construction at a piano factory. Actually the unbraced thick cantilever wing, which allegedly violated a Junkers patent, was strong and the small fighter fast, agile and effective in the final months of WWI. Formerly N111EV, this machine is painted as a captured D.VIII flown by the Belgian air force.