The next phase of upgrades to the visitor experience at The Hangar Flight Museum is replacing the Tent Hangar with a more permanent structure. We have worked with the City of Calgary and YYC Airport Authority and other partners to discuss the future and completed a Feasibility Study in September 2022. We are very grateful to the City of Calgary and Calgary Foundation for supporting this integral project.
This fundraising campaign will be a long-term project, beginning now. Large-scale projects, such as a museum expansion that will triple the size of our current Tent Hangar, require support of all levels. Every donation gets us closer to being a premiere destination to explore, engage, and experience the transformational power of flight.
Creating a larger building will give us the opportunity to protect more artifacts than we currently have space to house, including Calgary's deHavilland Mosquito, which is currently out for restoration in Nanton, AB. It will ensure that our artifacts are protected from seasonal temperature changes, as our current Tent Hangar is not heated. This will also have a significant effect on the visitor experience, and make The Hangar enjoyable even on the coldest day. It will give us the capacity to upgrade our exhibits, make them more engaging with the opportunity for multimedia and hands-on learning opportunities, in ways that are not currently possible in an outdoor structure.