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Biplane in Vancouver

 
What is one of the Museum's biplanes doing in the heart of downtown Vancouver? Check it out on the Press page;
 

Pups for Pups 2017

On 23 September the Museum hosted a joint event with the Langley Animal Protection Society (LAPS). The two Sopwith Pup aircraft in the Museum fleet were centre pieces for the 'meet and greet' of dog lovers from the area. One of the Museum Pups took to the air to show the crowd the tricks that a flying dog can do!

More pictures at;

www.canadianflight.org/content/press

  

 

Did you make it to The Big Chill at the Museum?

Almost 200 members and guests did!

Both of the Museum's Sopwith Pups were on display at The Big Chill.
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More on the Fleet Canuck story

 This week the Canuck was re-united with its donor - Hank Koehler. Hank bought the aircraft in poor condition and donated it to the Museum. It has been a long-time restoration effort by Museum volunteers. As recorded earlier, the Canuck is flying again. Now the donor and aircraft have been re-united. As more flight time is accumulated, Museum members will be able to fly in the Canuck and hopefully Hank will be one of the first.

 
Hank (left) with pilot, Bill Findlay, as they left on a short tour of the airport.
 
Bill and Hank shown with the Canuck.
 
Read more in the Press section.

 

 

The Pups and SE5 return to Langley

The Museum's overseas contingent is now back at Langley Regional Airport.

The Pup taxies up to the Museum at Langley.
(Photo credit: D. Cardy)
 
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"Did you hear what happened at Langley Airport on Thursday?

There was more dramatic action at the Museum, with shipping containers soaring in the sky thanks to Bear Crane.

For the full story see our Press page;
 

Update from Vimy

The years of preparation for the commemoration at Vimy have paid off with Museum participation in a flypast to echo the flypast when the Vimy Memorial was unveiled. King Edward VIII unveiled the monument on 26 July 1936 in the presence of French President Albert Lebrun and a crowd of over 50,000 people.
 
The Museum's SE5A flies near the Vimy Memorial.
 
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Victory at Vimy Ridge

On Sunday, April 9 the Museum held a Vimy commemoration featuring the unveiling of
"Victory at Vimy Ridge" by Doby Dobrostanski. 
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Check out our Aviation History section for an updated coverage of Group Captain Joseph Fall;
 
During the runup to the commemoration at the Vimy Monument there was lots of action by the Museum team and Vimy Flight. Check out this Facebook site;

  

Around the Museum

Why is this helicopter smiling?
For more on the story, see our Press page;
 
 
Do you have aircraft maintenance or other technical skills? We would love to hear from you. See;

 

The Canadian Museum of Flight is one of the few places in the world to see a reconstruction of a WW2 Handley Page Hampden light bomber. One of these rare aircraft is being restored at the Royal Air Force Museum at Cosford, UK. See a link on our website at;
 
 
Have you checked out our Aviation History section? There are details of the people and the aircraft that made history in BC. See;
 
This WW2 photo shows Langley personality, Art Seller, with his Hawker Typhoon.
 

 The Canadian Museum of Flight is open Monday to Saturday, from 10am to 4pm.

 
Partial funding of displays at the Museum provided by the Township of Langley through their Community Grants program.
 
 

 

 
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