UPCOMING EVENTS

In February we are celebrating Family Day, and National Aviation Day for 3 days! Our February free admission days have been made possible through support from Rocky Mountain Aircraft! 

FAMILY DAY - MONDAY FEBRUARY 20

On Family Day this year we are celebrating and giving the opportunity to spend the day together with free admissions at The Hangar Flight Museum! Thank you to Rocky Mountain Aircraft for making this possible. This is a great time to visit the museum as a family.

NATIONAL AVIATION DAY - FEBRUARY 23, 25 & 26

Each year on the anniversary of the first powered flight in Canada, the Silver Dart on February 23, we celebrate the opportunities that aviation has provided to our society. This event is aimed to entertain the entire family. 

National Aviation Day is on a Thursday this year, and will feature free admissions, plus a free activity book with crayons. Or, join us on the weekend for National Aviation Weekend on February 25 & 26, which will feature presentations all weekend long on the Silver Dart, Anson, Champion, and Twin Otter (or Sabre)! Plus free admissions and free activity book with crayons all weekend as well! This is a great time to delve into the history of aviation in western Canada in small bite-sized pieces. Each presentation is only 15 minutes long, you can stay for one, or all four! 

Calgary Airport Authority has partnered with us for National Aviation Day and Rocky Mountain Aircraft has partnered with us for all four free admission days in February! 

In 2020 we had a photo booth featuring the inside of our Lancaster since in February it was too chilly to be inside the real plane. Here are a few of the fun photos from the photo booth: 

ANNUAL FATHER'S DAY WEEKEND EVENT: WINGS AND WHEELS

Each year on Father's Day weekend we partner with local car clubs to bring in special "wheels" to join our wings. It's a ton of fun for the whole family and includes activities such as: touring the inside of a selection of our aircraft, crafts, vehicle show and shine, and helicopter city tours.

If you would like to join us with your vehicle on display, please fill out and return this registration document to us by June 14, 2023 at the latest! Registration Form. 

NOW BOARDING: OPEN AIRCRAFT DAYS 

One of the most highly requested experiences at The Hangar Flight Museum is the ability to sit in our aircraft. Our aircraft are historical artifacts so we do our best to protect them by performing preventative maintenance as well as requiring clean closed-toe shoes for this experience.

Now Boarding is now complete for 2022. The planes that were accessible in rotation on Saturday, Sunday, and holidays from Father's Day to Labour Day were:

  • Avro Lancaster (sponsored by Calgary Airport Authority): Friday July 1, Saturday July 16, Sunday July 31, Saturday August 20, Saturday September 3
  • F-86 Sabre (sponsored by RJC Engineers): Sunday June 26, Saturday July 9, Sunday July 24, Sunday August 7, Saturday August 27
  • Beechcraft 18 (sponsored by North Caribou Air): Saturday June 25, Sunday July 10, Saturday August 6, Saturday August 13, Sunday August 28
  • DeHavilland Twin Otter (sponsored by Kenn Borek Air): Sunday July 3, Saturday July 23, Monday August 1, Sunday August 21, Sunday September 4
  • Douglas DC-3 (sponsored by Buffalo Airways): Saturday July 2, Sunday July 17, Saturday July 30, Sunday August 14, Monday September 5
  • The event will be extended from September 5 to September 24 instead (sponsored by Avro Technik): 
    Saturday September 10: Beechcraft 18
    Sunday September 11: F-86 Sabre
    Saturday September 17: DC-3
    Sunday September 18: Twin Otter
    Saturday September 24: Lancaster

Closed-toe shoes must be worn for this experience. Gloves and bump-hats will be provided for entry into the Avro Lancaster. 

ANNUAL REMEMBRANCE DAY SERVICE

Each year on Remembrance Day we gather to ensure we never forget. The helicopter landing area behind The Hangar Flight Museum was once a parade square during the Second World War as part of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan. Our wonderful neighbours Eagle Copters have been kind enough to partner with us to host the service in this space for the past few years. Snow or shine we find a way to remember. 

2022 service details were:

Live in person and on CTV and CTVNewsCalgary.ca at 10:30AM. In person service was outdoors, please dress for the weather. Doors were open for arrivals at 9:30AM.

Open for admissions by donation began at 12:00PM. 

Additionally, we were be a drop-off location for donations to the Veterans Association Food Bank. 

47TH ANNIVERSARY

Did you know: the Aero Space Museum Association of Calgary was registered as a non-profit charitable organization on November 17, 1975? That made 2022 our 47th anniversary! We celebrated for a full weekend, with fun activities for the whole family. Thank you to everyone who attended, to our volunteers, and to the event sponsor YYC Airport Authority. 

We're looking forward to celebrating our 48th anniversary in 2023!