(from left to right: Brian Desjardins, Executive Director, The Hangar Flight Museum; Nora Molina, Chair, Board of Directors, The Hangar Flight Museum; Rod Sheridan, Chair, Board of Directors, Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame; Jean Menard, Treasurer, Board of Directors, Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame)
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reaching higher altitude together
Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame (CAHF) is pleased to announce its relocation to Calgary, made possible through a co-location partnership agreement with The Hangar Flight Museum (THFM).
Since 1992, Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame has been located at the Reynolds Museum in Wetaskiwin, Alberta. The Reynolds has given CAHF a stable and historically significant platform to share their Members and Belt of Orion recipients with a broad audience. After nearly 30 years as an on-site partner of the Reynolds, CAHF would like to thank the Reynolds Museum and City of Wetaskiwin for being a great home.
Today Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame moves to their new home at The Hangar Flight Museum located next to the Calgary International Airport. Moving to an exclusively aviation focused facility fits into CAHF’s long-term goal of further establishing a national presence. Relocation of the CAHF collection is taking place through the months of February and March, arriving at The Hangar Flight Museum by end of March 2022.
The Hangar Flight Museum tells bold and adventurous stories allowing visitors to explore, engage, and experience the transformational power of flight. Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame will be introducing exciting new digital exhibits, with future plans for travelling exhibits that can be loaned to museums across Canada. Both museums are excited about the opportunity to supplement already existing exhibits at The Hangar with new artifacts and stories that spotlight inductees to CAHF.
“Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame is excited about this opportunity to not only move to the thriving City of Calgary, but to also call The Hangar Flight Museum its new home. Beneficial to both organizations is the parallel content and opportunity to create new exhibits and tell our Member stories in new ways. We hope you will come visit us at our new home soon.”
Rod Sheridan, Chair, National Board of Directors, Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame
“When you look at the alignment between our collections and missions, this agreement makes absolute sense. For future visitors to The Hangar, the life stories of CAHF inductees will bring a new dimension to our exhibits, especially since those inductees have flown nearly every one of our aircraft. The Hangar Flight Museum is honoured to become the new home of Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame.”
Nora Molina, Chair, Board of Directors, The Hangar Flight Museum
This new location for CAHF, in an aviation hub in the growing city of Calgary, will increase the active aviation audience for both organizations and is also the first step in CAHF members having a presence across Canada. These initiatives will be supported by a diverse team with a broad range of specialised skills that can contribute to all facets of both organizations’ future plans. The Hangar Flight Museum is in the process of a feasibility study for the creation of a bigger and better permanent structure to replace the canvas Tent Hangar on site. The two organizations look forward to creating these growth plans together.