UPCOMING EVENTS

Wings and Wheels on Father's Day weekend is our next upcoming annual event, followed immediately by Now Boarding: Open Aircraft Days! Now Boarding will run from June 25 - September 5. 

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. The helicopter tours will be available on a first come first served basis, weather dependent. Price per person: $80/adult; $70/child.

Sponsorship opportunities available now: please contact execdir@thehangarmuseum.ca if you are interested in supporting the 9th Annual Wings and Wheels event. 

To bring your vehicle as part of the show & shine, please fill out this car exhibitor form and return it back to us at info@thehangarmuseum.ca The deadline to register your vehicle is June 15, 2022. 

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.

The full calendar for 2022 is now available. The planes that will be accessible in rotation on Saturday, Sunday, and holidays from Father's Day to Labour Day are:

  • Avro Lancaster: Friday July 1, Saturday July 16, Sunday July 31, Saturday August 20, Saturday September 3
  • F-86 Sabre: Sunday June 26, Saturday July 9, Sunday July 24, Sunday August 7, Saturday August 27
  • Beechcraft 18: Sunday June 25, Sunday July 10, Saturday August 6, Saturday August 13, Sunday August 28
  • Twin Otter: Sunday July 3, Saturday July 23, Monday August 1, Sunday August 21, Sunday September 4
  • Douglas DC-3: Saturday July 2, Sunday July 17, Saturday July 30, Sunday August 14, Monday September 5

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. 

In 2021 our service was live broadcasted and livestreamed with CTV Calgary (CTVNewsCalgary.ca). 

In the afternoon the Museum was open from 1pm-5pm with admission by donation. 

NATIONAL AVIATION DAY

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. 

Thank you to YYC who partnered with us to make this event happen!

Our 2022 celebrations included Family Day, National Aviation Day and National Aviation Weekend. 

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: