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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BUILDING MAINTENANCE AND RESTORATION

The building that houses the majority of the Museum’s collection was built in 1941 as part of the British Commonwealth Air Training Program. We think of our building as an important piece of Calgary’s aviation history and are honoured to be located in a historically significant building. Maintaining the health of this structure is an ongoing project.

Thanks to our supporters, including The City of Calgary, we have completed fundraising for a new humidity system and truss repairs. Our building had been experiencing a seasonal difference in humidity which affects the original wooden truss system that Second World War buildings are so well known for. To regulate the humidity in the building we have installed a new humidity system. There were also a few locations in the ceiling where the trusses needed repairs because of the humidity changes. This project is now complete!

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

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