September 2, 2022
(WINNIPEG, MB – September 2, 2022) – The Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada is excited to add the Lockheed L-10A Electra, CF-TCC, to its permanent collection. The aircraft is being donated by Air Canada in celebration of its 85th anniversary and will arrive September 7, 2022 during a special event.
One of the first aircraft in the Air Canada (previously Trans-Canada Air Lines or TCA) fleet, the Lockheed L-10A Electra will be a stunning addition to the museum’s collection.
“We’re very pleased that CF-TCC has landed at the Royal Aviation Museum and is now part of our permanent collection. This aircraft has ties to Winnipeg dating back to 1937 and to our museum in particular,” notes Museum President & CEO Terry Slobodian. “Our museum was previously located in the original TCA hangar here in Winnipeg. The Lockheed Electra is a perfect picture of the early days of commercial air travel in Canada. We are grateful to Air Canada for their longstanding support of our museum and for entrusting us with this spectacular piece of aviation history.”
The Lockheed Electra is perhaps most well-known as the aircraft flown by Amelia Earhart during her attempted around-the-world flight in 1937.
To celebrate the arrival of this iconic plane, the museum is hosting a special event on September 7.
Media are invited to the museum at 09:30 to watch CF-TCC being taxied over from the Air Canada hangar. Later in the day, pass holders will have the opportunity to get a close look at the aircraft in Aviation Plaza before it’s moved inside and climb inside the 10-passenger cabin. Four of CF-TCC’s long-time custodians, Retired Captain Robert Giguere, Retired Captain Gerry Norberg, Retired Aircraft Maintenance Engineer George Huntington, and Air Canada Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Mike Clarkson, will be on hand to speak with attendees about the aircraft.
Read more about the CF-TCC in Air Canada’s news release.
About the Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada
The Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada was established in 1974 by a small group of visionaries committed to preserving Canada’s distinct aviation heritage. Today, with nearly 100 historic aircraft and more than 70,000 artefacts and archival records (including photographs), the museum remains one of Canada’s largest and most complete aviation heritage collections. Through remarkable storytelling and engaging exhibits that enable visitors and students to discover the science behind flight, this collection is sure to inspire future generations of aviators and inventors. RAMWC is located on the campus of the Winnipeg Richardson International Airport and will be a premier attraction for the city of Winnipeg. Located on Treaty No. 1 Territory, the traditional lands of the Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, Lakota, and Dene Peoples, and the homeland of the Métis Nation, RAMWC is committed to Truth and Reconciliation, and to creating a safe space for this to occur.
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