The Museum will be closed on Good Friday.
Families love Easter at the Museum! On Saturday, April 19, 2014 and again on Sunday, April 20, 2014, we’ll be hosting an “Egg”cellent, “Egg”citing, “Eggs”travagant, Easter “Egg” hunt!
We’ll get started with a craft where we make our own Easter basket. Then, the hunt for Easter eggs begins – throughout our hangar – among the planes – look up and down for the hidden treasures! It will be an “Egg”cellent time!
Free admission for members. Children under age 2 admitted free. Non-members admission: $5.
Canada has been at the forefront of aviation innovation for more than one hundred years. Early bush pilots of the 1920s and ‘30s pioneered the frigid Canadian frontier in planes made of wood and cloth and challenged the world to re-imagine the limits of flight. This innovative spirit continued into the 1940s, ‘50s and ‘60s when manufacturers such as Canadair, Bristol Aerospace and Avro Canada made headlines. Canadian designers and engineers built some of the world’s first helicopters, tilt-wing aircraft, and even the prototype of a flying car. Join us in April to explore some of the most extraordinary aircraft ever to fly Canadian skies. Tours are free with admission. Tours are always free for our members. Tours are Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays at 2:00 pm.
On Manitoba Day, come be part of a special walking tour at 2:00 pm featuring epic Manitoba innovations and achievements. You’ll learn about the innovations that were made right here at home: from flying bicycles and boats to rockets.
Free coffee will be available after the tour. Tours are free with general admission. Tours are always free for members.
The museum is open from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm on Manitoba Day.
Also during the month of May, the museum has a self-guided, Manitoba-focused scavenger hunt that will be great fun for the whole family! Check with our front desk for more information.
Hosted by the society’s Regina chapter, the 2014 convention and AGM of the Canadian Aviation Historical Society will be held June 4-8, 2014. Seminars, banquets and visits to premier and historical aviation sites are planned.
For more information, registration and questions, visit: cahs.ca
Our Famous Flyin’ Barbecue will be held at Lyncrest Airport on Saturday, June 21 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!). Barbecue, airplanes on display and – weather and wind permitting – flying demonstrations and rides.
This event is “rain or shine” as the clubhouse 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 (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.
The address of Lyncrest Airport is 57119 Murdock Road. Beyond Symington Yards, on Murdock Road just east of Green Acres Funeral Home. Turn north off #1 East Highway.