Tuesday April 22nd, 2014 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Thursday April 24th, 2014 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Sunday April 27th, 2014 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Tuesday April 29th, 2014 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
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.
Note: Guided tours during March Break week, April 1st through 6th, will begin at 1:00 pm. There will be no guided tour on Easter Sunday, April 20th.
Monday May 12th, 2014 2:00 PM to 3:00 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.
Thursday May 1st, 2014 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Sunday May 4th, 2014 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Tuesday May 6th, 2014 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Thursday May 8th, 2014 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Sunday May 11th, 2014 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Tuesday May 13th, 2014 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Thursday May 15th, 2014 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Sunday May 18th, 2014 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Tuesday May 20th, 2014 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Thursday May 22nd, 2014 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Sunday May 25th, 2014 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Tuesday May 27th, 2014 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Thursday May 29th, 2014 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. Tours are always free for members. Tours are held each week on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday at 2:00 pm.
Monday May 19th, 2014 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
The museum is open on Victoria Day from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
Wednesday June 4th, 2014
Thursday June 5th, 2014
Friday June 6th, 2014
Saturday June 7th, 2014
Sunday June 8th, 2014
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
Saturday June 21st, 2014 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
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.