Our next upcoming events occur in November and include Remembrance Day and our anniversary celebrations. 


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 a drop-off location for donations to the Veterans Association Food Bank. 

2023 details coming soon! Please check back for more information. 


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! Return back to this page for more information later this fall. 


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.


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: 


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). This year the event is brought to you by De Havilland Canada!

Tickets to attend the event are available online now, and will also be available at the door! 

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. 

Please be aware that our Tent Hangar will not reopen in time for this event, however we've added plenty of activities this year to ensure the event is a huge smash hit! Come test our wind tunnel, launchable paper airplanes, aircraft simulator, and more...


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. 


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.

2023 UPDATE: The extended closure of the Tent Hangar meant that Now Boarding did not occur during summer 2023. We look forward to 2024 and the opportunity to offer this experience again. Thank you for your patience during this closure. During the closure we will be offering 15 minute presentations twice each Saturday and Sunday for the summer! Come on out and gain some in-depth information! 

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.