INSPIRE DREAMS OF FLIGHT

At The Hangar Flight Museum we use Our Compass to direct our choices and our future. 

  • We are inspired by bold and adventurous stories
  • We are passionate about bringing aviation history to life
  • We work in service to our communities
  • We are adaptable and agile, embracing quality, professionalism, and courage in our work

The work we do is supported by people just like you. Our ability to preserve artifacts and stories of aviation history, provide fun and exceptional educational programming, and keep aviation history alive for future generations is dependent upon your support. 

By visiting the museum, signing up for a membership, or donating directly to our cause you are helping us preserve and educate. 

A few of our current projects that are supported directly through your donations are: Building Maintenance and Restoration, Operations, Aircraft Maintenance and Restoration, and Expansion. 

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SIKORSKY S-55 HORSE CONSERVATION 

Our most recent aircraft restoration project was the Sikorsky Horse helicopter repainting. This repainting occurred during summer 2022. You can now see the conserved helicopter right at our front entrance! 

This specific S-55 serial # 55822 arrived at The Hangar in 1990 from Buffalo Airways, which means it has now been outdoors on site for 32 years. It is time for this helicopter to receive some care and attention with a fresh coat of paint. Sunshine, rain, and snow are hard on painted metal and regular maintenance is required to keep the structural integrity of the metal. 

The S-55 was a significant step from previous helicopters made by Sikorsky. Its piston engine was located in a unique spot, and it incorporated offset hinges in its main rotor head. The engine placement gave this helicopter plenty of transportation space for passengers or cargo. 

Our final 50/50 Cash Raffle to support this project ended on May 16, 2022. The winning ticket number was 1140. Thank you to all of our supporters who have given us the ability to complete this conservation project. 

MUSEUM EXPANSION

The next phase of upgrades to the visitor experience at The Hangar Flight Museum is going to include replacing the Tent Hangar with a more permanent structure. We are working with the City of Calgary and YYC Airport Authority and other partners to discuss options about the future. We are developing a strategy to give us direction in designing a new building and future expansion. Once we have further details about this structure, and future plans, we will provide you with updates. 

This fundraising campaign will be a long-term project with many moving pieces and logistics to map out, but we’re excited to get a head start on raising funds because of the scope of the project. Creating a larger building will give us the opportunity to protect more artifacts than we currently have space to house. The feasibility study has now been completed. We are very grateful to the City of Calgary and Calgary Foundation for supporting this integral project. 

Museum Expansion

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