Thoughtful agent in Ottawa comments; Today is the 100 anniversary of flight in Canada and I am proud to comment that I have enjoyed the privilege of flying from my childhood home base airport in Rockcliffe Ottawa for more than 15 years. I’ve shared my passion for flying with the buyers and sellers I’ve represented in real estate transactions.
It is fun to hear their comments when they recognize community landmarks. It is exciting to hear their enthusiasm when they see their own house 1000 feet below. Our city is really so very small when viewed from above.
On many a clear day at 2000 feet above Ottawa you can see the St Laurence river and the Appalachian mountains in New York state. At night time, in the dark, you can see the glow of Toronto lights from 4000 feet above Ottawa. Within 15 minuets of flying you can see the five important rivers that helped sustain the early city of Ottawa. What are they? The Ottawa River, The Rideau River, The Gatineau River, the Mississippi of the Rideau watershed and the St Laurence River. That’s a lot of water flowing to the ocean. And that’s the privaledged view we enjoy because of an airplane that first flew in Canada from frozen Bras D’or Lake in Nova Scotia.