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 50/50 RAFFLE

Tickets are available until November 7, online only, to support the repainting of our Sikorsky S-55 Horse. This is your chance to win up to $10,000 while helping us maintain and conserve this helicopter that currently sits outdoors between our two buildings. The winner of this cash raffle will be announced on November 15, 2021.

We will need to raise a total of $20,000 to complete this project. 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 31 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. 

Helicopter Conservation 50/50 Raffle

tickets available until November 7
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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. Currently, our last major fundraising project, the restoration of the CF-100 Canuck has begun. When this aircraft returns approximately three years from now we would like to have this new structure complete so that the Canuck can return under shelter from the elements. Creating a larger building will give us the opportunity to protect more artifacts than we currently have space to house. 

We are looking forward to announcing new fundraising initiatives in 2021 that will go directly to supporting a feasibility study to decide what is required from our museum expansion to ensure we meet the needs of our community as we grow. 

Museum Expansion

give us wings to expand our presence in our community
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