Hi, Grant.......Like your post...!!!!
Last summer, (2001) took the video-camera to YOW, in late June. It was a humid evening
Around 9:15, one of Emery's 8's that was in, did engine start, and taxi out to runway 25.
At that point, the skies opened up, intense lightning, thunder, you name it, the sights, and sounds, of Ottawa ATC, along with intense comms with Emery, sitting under intense local
lightning strikes,heavy rain, made for an awsome display. The 8 aborted takeoff, taxied down 25 to rwy32, then lifted off towards Mirabel. A wonderful 2.5 hours..! caught on video and audio.....!!