Tuesday May 21st, 2013 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Thursday May 23rd, 2013 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Sunday May 26th, 2013 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Tuesday May 28th, 2013 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Thursday May 30th, 2013 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
The myriad rivers of the north and the vast frozen plains of the south challenged early explorers and settlers of Manitoba. Bush planes – which first appeared in Manitoba skies in 1920 – provided a gateway to the vast northern resources of our province and today form the backbone of the modern industry. The challenge of adapting the fair-weather bush planes of the 1920s and ‘30s to our extreme climate launched many Manitobans to hero status, among them Punch Dickins and Wop May. Manitoba inventors and engineers made countless breakthroughs, from cold weather flying technology to Canada’s first helicopter, and advances in satellites and rocketry. Join us during the month of May to learn more about Manitoba’s flying heritage. Tours are free with admission, always free for members, beginning at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday.
Saturday June 15th, 2013 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Our Famous Flyin’ Barbecue will be held at Lyncrest Airfield on Saturday, June 15 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm in partnership with the Springfield Flying Club.
This event is open exclusively to members of the Museum and the Springfield Flying Club (It’s not too late to become a member!). Barbecues, airplanes on display and – weather and wind permitting – flying demonstrations and rides.
This event is “rain or shine” as the club house and hangar are all-weather friendly.
Lyncrest Airport is a private airfield with grass runways – just like they had in the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s (i.e., in the early days of flying). Planes take off and land with no control tower telling them what to do or when to do it – truly flying by the seat of your pants!
The airport is home to about 50 aircraft – from homebuilts to ultra-lights and a number of planes from the 1940s onwards. A special guest appearance by a WWII Harvard trainer is expected (fly-in).
Members! RSVP please!
The address of Lyncrest Airport is 514 Murdock Road, across the #1 highway from Tinkertown. Click here for a Google map.
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Monday August 12th, 2013
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Sunday August 18th, 2013
Photo credit: Brian Lockett, Airliners.net
‘Sentimental Journey’, a Boeing B-17 strategic bomber currently owned by the Arizona Wing of the Commemorative Air Force, will be visiting the Western Canada Aviation Museum for a week from Monday, August 12 to Monday, August 18, 2013.
The B-17 is a four-engine heavy bomber aircraft developed in the 1930s for the United States Army Air Corps. The aircraft that will be visiting is regularly flown to air shows. Its nose art features Betty Grable and the aircraft’s name comes from a song made very popular by Doris Day in 1945.
There will be a $5 charge to get inside ‘Sentimental Journey’ which will enable visitors to get close to its equipment and get a sense of its operational environment. The crew will be on hand to answer questions.
For those who are really adventurous, you can purchase a ticket to take a once-in-a-lifetime ride on the aircraft. Only six seats are available… $1,000 per seat (nose section), or $500 per seat (waist gunner, radio room positions).
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 204-786-5503, ext. 236 for details.
Saturday October 12th, 2013 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Sunday October 13th, 2013 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Monday October 14th, 2013 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
For Thanksgiving weekend, we will be open Saturday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Sunday from Noon to 5:00 pm, and on Monday, we’ll be open from Noon to 5:00 pm. On Monday, all admissions are just a toonie.
Monday November 11th, 2013 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
The Museum will be open on Remembrance Day, Monday, November 11th from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Admission will be just $2. While you’re there, be sure to check out the special exhibits commemorating Canada’s commitment to the war effort. And, be sure to join in on our free guided tour starting at 2:00 pm.
Tuesday December 24th, 2013 12:00 PM
The Museum will close early – at Noon – on Christmas Eve, Tuesday, December 24th.
Tuesday December 31st, 2013 12:00 PM
The Museum will close early – at Noon – on New Year’s Eve, Tuesday, December 31st.
Wednesday January 1st, 2014
The Museum will be closed on New Year’s Day, Wednesday, January 1, 2014.
Sunday February 23rd, 2014
On February 23, 1909, the Silver Dart took flight over Bras d’Or Lakes in Baddeck, Nova Scotia. That first powered flight changed travel in Canada forever – air travel became a reality and an industry was born.
The Minister of Transport has designated February 23 as Canada’s National Aviation Day. It is an opportunity to recognize our aviation pioneers and celebrate Canadians who make safe air travel possible.
Why not visit the Museum to help celebrate the day!
Credit: Transport Canada – National Aviation Day