Our team of dedicated professionals and enthusiasts from different backgrounds will be there to ensure that your moment with us will be the time of your life
Mike "Skidmk" Bourget
Skidmk, one of the founding directors has been here since the beginning. Skidmk is an Air Traffic Controller in real life, a relaxing role after running a medium sized corporation in the 80's and 90's. Currently serving as the CEO and President of the board.
"I am incredibly blessed to be able to share these wonderful fighter jets with the public."
Skidmk is also one of our pilots, and can frequently be seen at airshows during static displays and air displays.
Pierre "Vogue" Clement
Vogue presently resides in Gatineau, Québec and is fluently bilingual. In 1983 he started military pilot training in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan on the CT-114 Tutor where he received his wings. He subsequently became an instructor on the Tutor. Vogue went on to fly the CF-5 at 419 Squadron in Cold Lake, Alberta. In 1988 posted to fly maritime patrols on the CP-121 Tracker.
In 1989, Vogue left military service to start commercial flying. He flew throughout Europe on schedule and charter service. In 1992, he joined Royal Airlines of Montreal. He was promoted to Captain on the B-727 and later flew the Lockheed L-1011 Tristar and the Airbus A-310-300 as captain on world-wide routes.
He is an Authorized Check Pilot (ACP) and has accumulated over 10,000 hours of flight time.
Vogue joined the F-86 Hawk One team at Vintage Wings in 2010 and was selected to lead the team in 2014 until 2017 when the Sabre was sold.
Vogue is very happy to be part of the ACER Cold War Museum where he can keep contributing to the promotion of aviation in Canada.
Peter "Switch" Campbell
CD, DSO, DFC, Legion d’Honneur, Croix de Guerre, Afghanistan UAV Ace (Okay, so I made up the Afghani Ace status). Giggle.
Switch was born during the dawning of the Commercial Jet Age in the 1950’s. At the time, Boeing and Lockheed were still making intercontinental propeller driven aircraft such as the 337 and the Super Constellation in the USA. Meanwhile a northern nation was looking into the future. The brightest engineers at A.V Roe and de Havilland were burning the midnight oil near Malton airport. This very young resident of Toronto grew up near RCAF station Downsview and watched these new jet aircraft arriving and departing Malton Airport (CYYZ). With his eyes fixed to the skies he decided that his future would be spent in those cockpits. Peter watched the AVRO Jet liner, the AVRO CF100 and CF105 take flight, and with the Arrow, enjoyed the frequent rumbles and shakes when the big jet went supersonic.
A detour that landed him at the CAF recruiting doors in 1973, he entered training in 1974 and received his highly coveted Wings, from his Dad, at Moose Jaw in April 1976. A very memorable 32-year career began! After nearly 6700 hours in military aircraft, mostly helicopters but with plenty of fast and medium speed jets thrown in for good measure, Switch hung up his military flight suit for other endeavours in Afghanistan. His military flying was done over nearly every continent and included being a member of the only jet helicopter military air demonstration team in North America.
After two years of supporting persistent surveillance operations for the Canadian Army in Afghanistan as a civilian contractor, Switch decided another change was in order. So began his third flying career as a civilian flight instructor at the Ottawa Flying Club. In the past nine years Peter has amassed over 2800 instructional hours on twin engine and light single engine training aircraft and attained a Class 2 Instructor Rating. He is also the CFI.
Early in 2018 Switch was offered the amazing opportunity to bring his years of flight experience into a new dimension. Volunteer pilot at ACM Warbirds on the very beautiful L-29 Delfin jet aircraft!! Offer accepted and he is loving every glorious moment to share his insatiable appetite for flight with all members of the ACM team.
Antwan "Frigid Danial
Frigid started flying through the Algonquin College Aviation Management program starting in May 2008. 2 years later he started working at the OFC and Lake Country Airways as an instructor. He spent 6 summers teaching clot ratings and charters to finishing/hunting camps while doing normal ppl/cpl instruction at the OFC. Over the years Frigid progressed through the company to become the main Multi/IFR instructor eventually reaching the highest level as the General Manager. Through different contacts (including Blown) he was given the opportunity to start flying the NLGC Cheyenne, other air taxi work and some private instructional work for private A/C owners in Carp and Ottawa.
Somehow between all that Frigid teaches the core aviation courses at Algonquin College where they see 60 plus new students a year.
In February of 2017, Frigid was shocked to get an invite to join a bunch of hooligans flying a L-29. Little did he know that a lifetime dream was about to come to fruition as he was presented an incredible opportunity to fly a fighter jet.
Kris "Froggy" Krismarczi
Michel "Overseer" Cote
Overseer is a retired Contracting Officer with Public Works and Government Services Canada in the aerospace industry. Having been interested in aviation for a long long time, he has been working in the local and Canadian airshow industry as:
Director of Ground Ops and aircraft procurement for AERO Gatineau-Ottawa Airshow ,
Director of Ground Ops and aircraft procurement for the 2018 Victoriaville airshow
Director of Ground Ops and aircraft procurement for the Saint Cuthbert 2017-2018 Fly-in.
Work as procurement officer for the 2017 Bagotville, Rivière du Loup, Bromont airshows
Director of Ground Ops and aircraft procurement the 2019 St Hubert airshow.
Overseer has been involved in the field of aviation largely through his work and leisure time working as an aircraft coordinator and marshaller's team lead for the Vintage Wings of Canada, Ottawa Airshows, Classic Air Rallye, Drummondville airshows, also being an aviation journalist and photographer for the magazine Aviation and Classic Wings.
We are privileged that he is our general booking guy and does all the stuff we need to be booked into shows and events, ordinating with shows and events. Watch our 2019 Calendar for his great work.