Canadian Rockies Road Trip – The Hangar Flight Museum, Calgary

On our last day of our road trip in Canada we drove from Canmore to Calgary for our evening flight to London. Arriving early into Calgary and with time to spare we made a visit to The Hangar Flight Museum which was close to the airport.

The Hangar Flight Museum, formerly known as the Aero Space Museum of Calgary is a museum in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The museum is located immediately south of the Calgary International Airport. Over 24 aircraft are on display, as well as 58 aeronautical engines. A section details the Canadian space programs. Archives containing documents about aeronautics are also located on the premises.

The museum was founded in 1975 by aviation enthusiasts and former World War II pilots. It showcases the history of aviation and space technology of Western Canada.

A central War memorial stone slab and four other memorial slabs were erected by the Aircrew Association (Southern Alberta Branch) and the Aero Space Museum Association of Calgary. The plaque name the commonwealth air forces who trained in Calgary as part of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan during the Second World War: Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF); Royal Air Force (RAF); Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF); Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF). A In front of the slabs, a gravel mural of a Canadian roundel was painted.

The Aero Space Museum Association of Calgary erected a list of honour memorial dedicated to the Alberta Airmen who were killed in the Second World War.

On November 4, 2016 The Aero Space Museum of Calgary became The Hangar Flight Museum.

I was surprised when entering the 2nd large hangar there was a magnificent Lancaster bomber, that famed plane used in the Dam Busters.

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