Museum Prepares to Take Flight to New Location

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After over thirty years in a former Trans-Canada Air Lines maintenance hangar, the Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada (once the Western Canada Aviation Museum) is closing for two years in preparation for a move into a new display hangar. The aircraft collection has been dispersed to several locations around southern Manitoba, including the Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum in Brandon. Other artefacts are in storage. The hangar, a significant piece of Canadian aviation history, will be torn down to make way for a new maintenance hangar, where the RCAF's C-295 search and rescue airplanes will be inspected. The hangar includes the original Stevenson Airport passenger terminal.

For most of the last eighteen years, the Manitoba Chapter has had a special relationship with the aviation museum. The museum has allowed the chapter to use the museum meeting room at no cost, in exchange for promoting chapter meetings as museum member nights. CAHS Manitoba deeply appreciates this relationship and looks forward to renewing it in a brand new building.

For more information, please see this webpage.