UPCOMING EVENTS

Our next upcoming events are celebrating National Aviation Day - the anniversary of the first powered flight in Canada with the Silver Dart!

FAMILY DAY - MONDAY FEBRUARY 19

Tickets are now sold out!

Thank you to Rocky Mountain Aircraft for supporting this event for the second year in a row! Tickets on Family Day will be free - however, we expect to sell out so preregistration is required. We'll even be open for an extra hour, until 5pm, this year to welcome as many guests as we can. This is a great time to visit the museum as a family.

NATIONAL AVIATION DAY - FEBRUARY 23 

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. 2024 admission tickets are now available. Thanks to the support from Rocky Mountain Aircraft admission tickets will be free on this day. Tickets must be reserved for this event as we have maximum occupancy. Thank you to our Gold Sponsor, Carbert Waite LLP and Silver Sponsor, Acera Benefits.

NATIONAL AVIATION WEEKEND - FEBRUARY 24 & 25

This event is aimed to entertain the entire family. We're continuing our National Aviation Day celebrations with a full weekend of fun. This year also celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Royal Canadian Air Force - so it's the perfect time to gain a deeper understanding of aviation history. 2024 event tickets are now available. 

This year's event will feature:

  • Avro Anson interior guided tours (special event rate that includes your admission ticket), 11am, 1pm, 2:30pm
  • F-86 Sabre interior guided tours (special event rate that includes your admission ticket),12:00pm, 3:00pm
  • BOGO general admission tickets (without the tours) 
  • 15 minute presentations: topics on the theme of the 100th anniversary of the RCAF 
  • Wind tunnel testing

Thank you to our Gold Sponsor, Carbert Waite LLP and Silver Sponsor, Acera Benefits.

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: flying crafts, vehicle show and shine, and helicopter city tours (for an additional fee, from LR Helicopters). In 2023 the event is brought to you by De Havilland Canada!

Tickets to attend the event will be available online closer to the date for 2024, and will also be available at the door! 

If you would like to join us with your vehicle on display in 2024, please fill out and return this registration document to us by June 11, 2024 at the latest! Registration Form. 

More event announcements to come!

CANADA DAY, HERITAGE DAY AND LABOUR DAY LONG WEEKENDS

This summer we're celebrating the long weekends in a new way! We'll be chatting in depth about our aircraft with 15 minute presentations, there'll be fun flying crafts to build and test, and we'll also have touch tables where you can get closer to our artifacts than ever before! 

CANADA DAY - we've also got two special guests lined up for this weekend. On July 1 & 2 we'll have a guest selling candy supporting the Veteran's Association. On July 2 & 3 Ray Bielecki of the AstroNuts Kids Space Club will be present teaching about "all things space"! 

If you'd like to join our long weekend events as an exhibitor, please contact event@thehangarmuseum.ca for more information. 

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.

2024 UPDATE: We are looking forward to offering this program again in 2024, with an anticipated start date of June 22. The dates you see below are from our 2022 calendar, but we will be updating this information for 2024 in the spring!

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 and Alpine Helicopters 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. 

2023 service details:

Was livestreamed on CTVNewsCalgary.ca 

In person service is outdoors, please dress for the weather. Doors open at 9:30am, and we request that everyone is seated by 10:15am for a 10:30am start time. The museum will be open for admissions by donation from noon-4pm. 

We are a drop-off location for donations to the Veterans Association Food Bank as well. 

48TH ANNIVERSARY

Did you know: the Aero Space Museum Association of Calgary was registered as a non-profit charitable organization on November 17, 1975? That makes 2023 our 48th anniversary! Tickets are now available online. 

This year our anniversary festivities are sponsored by Calgary Airport Authority. We thank them both for their support for this events, as well as their year-round support! 

WEEKEND CELEBRATIONS: NOVEMBER 18 & 19 

We're celebrating all weekend too with family fun! Save $4.80 off your admission price as we celebrate our 48th! 

Join us for dual-plane presentations at 10:30, 11:30, 12:30 and 2:30. 

We'll be testing our wind tunnel with crafts all day. 

Book ahead to participate in Avro Anson interior tours at 12:00PM, 1:30PM or 3:00PM. This experience must be prebooked. Purchase your tickets online! CLICK HERE.

HOMESCHOOL DAYS

We hosted two homeschool days in January! Please stay tuned for future 2024 dates. 

We are welcoming homeschool families with school age children to participate in the education programming sessions on January 24th and 25th. Here students will have the chance to learn about the transformative power of flight and amazing stories from Western Canadian aviation! During the sessions we will be giving students museum tours, open plane experiences, and craft activities. Each one of these items in the sessions has been made suitable for mixed age groups although the strongest links are with the grade 5/6 flight curriculum.

Our education programming will be available on your choice of 2 days and your choice of either a morning or an afternoon session. The craft and tour portions are based on our predeveloped education program called “Theory of Flight”, which teaches students the basics of the principles of flight. This tour is a great way for students to experience real-life application of abstract concepts and they are able to discover the secrets of flight using real aircraft. There is an associated cost of $15.40 per participating student, which covers the cost of the tour, craft, open plane, and museum admission. Parents will be designated as chaperones for their students and are not required to pay for admission while accompanying their child during the sessions. However, donations are always welcome!

Parents will have the ability to register in advance for the sessions this month by following the links included in the email. There, parents are able to see how the morning/afternoon sessions will be structured so they can plan their schedule accordingly.