Two students pose in the Royal Aviation Museum's Mechanics' Workshop exhibit

November 24, 2022

This GivingTuesday, give the gift of education

Since its inception in 2013, hundreds of millions have participated in GivingTuesday, a global day for good, meant to inspire people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity. In 2021, $43.6m was donated online in Canada on GivingTuesday! We had a …

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Ron Lapp and Snowbird pilot Captain Steve Will c.June 1990

November 19, 2022

The road to becoming an honorary Snowbird

On July 6, 2022 I received a very special telephone call. It was Dan Dempsey, a former Solo Pilot and Commanding Officer/Team Lead of the Canadian Forces Snowbirds. He wanted to advise me that I had been selected as Honorary Snowbird!

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November 13, 2022

An insider look at how we moved our collection of 70,000 artefacts

How we moved 70,000 artefacts into our new museum.

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Vintage fighter jet, the CF-101 Voodoo, sits on display outside the Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada

November 9, 2022

How to weatherproof a beloved vintage aircraft, the CF-101 Voodoo

Back in 2019, exhibit planning was well underway for the new museum and the team had some tough choices to make about what aircraft to highlight and what stories to tell. They ultimately decided the historic McDonnell CF-101 Voodoo would …

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October 21, 2022

A new museum, a new approach

This past summer, our President and CEO—and interim Curator—Terry Slobodian, was asked to present at annual conference of the International Association of Transport and Communication Museums (IATM) in Prague. The proposed topics were audience diversification and making the museum relevant …

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Douglas A-26B Invader, C-GWLT, flying over water, June 2009

October 14, 2022

Royal Aviation Museum excited to welcome the A-26B Invader on October 22, 2022

Arriving October 22 at 11 am and bringing our on-site aircraft total to 25, we’re excited to welcome the eye-catching Douglas A-26B Invader. Purchased by Ross Robinson in 2007, this aircraft, C-GWLT, has a storied history dating back to 1944. …

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October 4, 2022

Celebrating women in aviation for Women’s History Month

It’s Women’s History Month in Canada! Women have made great strides to achieve representation in the aviation and aerospace industries. It’s important to recognize these trailblazers and heroes for the inspiration they’ve sparked in others. In a statement from the …

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RAMWC museum on an orange background with caption of National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

September 30, 2022

Advancing Reconciliation at RAMWC

In the 1920s, bush pilots began flying into northern Canada in search of natural resources like lumber and minerals. The arrival of aviation in the North would have long-lasting impacts—both good and bad—on the Indigenous peoples of the region. The …

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Grade 6 students learn about the four forces of flight at the Royal Aviation Museum

September 26, 2022

New STEM programs launch at RAMWC

It’s a new school year and for us that means the resumption of our popular ‘Take Flight!’ curriculum-based programs. Education programming has been a priority for the Royal Aviation Museum since 2005 and since then, we’ve delivered programming to more …

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Queen Elizabeth II at opening of Western Canada Aviation Museum 1984

September 26, 2022

Our Royal memories

The passing of Queen Elizabeth II earlier this month was a surprise to many and we have great sympathy for her family and those around the world who revered her and feel the loss. The Queen showed remarkable commitment during …

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