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In the background, a man gestures to pieces of an aircraft under repair. In the foreground, tour participants watch the guide.

March 27, 2024

Catch a behind-the-scenes look at our restoration facility

On recent tours of our restoration facility, some of our Sabre Squadron donors got a behind-the-scenes look at the projects underway. The big attraction, of course, was our F-86 Sabre. Built under license from North American, the Canadair Mk. 6 …

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March 25, 2024

Two new exhibits land at RAMWC

Don’t miss our new interactive Ace Academy exhibit and our tribute to the centennial of the Royal Canadian Air Force. 100 years of the RCAF On March 20, 2024, we welcomed veterans, personnel from 17 Wing Winnipeg, cadets, and special …

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A beaming woman faces the camera standing in front of what appears to be the nose of an antique aircraft. Black and white photo

March 8, 2024

Flying high: pioneering women of aviation

March 4-10, 2024, is Women of Aviation Week and March 8 is International Women’s Day. What better way to celebrate than by remembering some of the pioneering women in aviation? The firsts Frenchwoman Raymonde de Laroche is thought to be …

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Four young child pose for the camera from the cockpit of a small plane

February 29, 2024

Highlights from our first Open Cockpit Day of 2024

Our first Open Cockpit Day of the year was a ton of fun! Visitors had access to our CL-84 Dynavert and our Mini 500 helicopter, recently donated to the museum by Derek Wrigley of Kleefeld, Manitoba. We were also lucky …

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February 21, 2024

Check out the winners of our photo contest!

We held our second photo contest last month and received a lot of amazing submissions. It was tough to choose the winners, so we’ve also awarded several Honourable Mentions. WINNER: Category 1 – A Tribute to the RCAF WINNER I: …

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A family stands in front of a vintage red and white Vickers Vedette flying boat with red wings. Their backs are to the camera with the exception of a young boy who is looking at the camera.

February 14, 2024

Happy 100th birthday to the Vickers Vedette

2024 is a big year for aviation celebrations. Not only is it our museum’s 50th anniversary, but it’s also the centennial of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) and the 100th anniversary of the Canadian Vickers Vedette. The Vedette was …

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A young girl stands between her father and mother at the controls of a small, yellow mechanical airplane that appears blurred in the foreground.

February 9, 2024

5 fun ways to celebrate National Aviation Day

National Aviation Day takes place on February 23 and we have five ways for you to celebrate.

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Rendering of a museum exhibit made with engine cutaways, LED lights, and interactive components.

January 19, 2024


Our Standard Aero Mechanics’ Workshop is about to get a lot more exciting thanks to a new interactive exhibit. Six students from the University of Manitoba’s Price Faculty of Engineering recently wrapped up the design of a hands-on exhibit representing …

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January 9, 2024

10 things to look forward to at RAMWC in 2024

Did you know that 2024 marks the 50th anniversary of the Royal Aviation Museum? Here are 10 events to look forward to in the coming year.

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Four Canadair Sabres in Golden Hawks livery fly in formation

January 2, 2024

The F-86 Sabre: a fighter jet made for aerobatics

As work progresses on the restoration of our F-86 Sabre, we’ve been digging through our archives to learn more about its history. Recently, we came across an article from the old Western Canada Aviation Museum blog about what it was …

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