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Vintage fighter jet, CF-101 Voodoo, on display outside the Royal Aviation Museum of Winnipeg.

May 17, 2023

A look back at our first year

The first year in our new museum was a wonderful one, thanks to our many visitors, volunteers, staff, and donors. Here’s a look back at the past year in photos!

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Students from Winnipeg School Division pose in the Royal Aviation Museum during Aviation and Aerospace Career Discovery Days.

May 3, 2023

Aviation and Aerospace Discovery Days at RAMWC

RAMWC and Winnipeg School Division partner to create awareness for students of careers and opportunities in the aviation and aerospace sector.

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Tom Lamb statue outside the main entrance to the Royal Aviation Museum. Statue is positioned in the first third of the image. To its right, the Royal Aviation Museum logo is visible through windows on a white wall in the museum's lobby.

April 5, 2023

Check out the winning photo from our first-ever photo contest!

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our first-ever photography night at the museum for National Aviation Day this past February. View all the entries here!

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Stan Michalak sits at his dining room table. On the table in front of him is his 1:32 scale model of a Curtiss H-16 flying boat

March 20, 2023

RAMWC welcomes its newest artefact ahead of aviation conference

Pictured above: Stan Michalak with the 1:32 scale model he built of a Curtiss H-16 flying boat The Royal Aviation Museum is set to present its first-ever aviation conference on April 14 and 15, 2023. Spearheaded by a small group …

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The CF-104 Starfighter on display at the Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada

March 13, 2023

Meet the winners of the RAMWC Aviation Awards!

This past weekend’s Academy Awards got us thinking that a lot of the aircraft in our museum are award-worthy. So we created our own set of award winners based on some of the famous Oscar categories!

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Froebe helicopter on display at the Royal Aviation Museum. The wall behind it is blue and on the wall is a quote from Douglas Froebe that reads, "It was a harrowing experience. The blades made a noise that would resound. It still kind of shakes me up."

March 6, 2023

Discover Canada’s first helicopter at the Royal Aviation Museum

Anyone visiting the Royal Aviation Museum will quickly recognize the Froebe Helicopter as a unique piece of engineering. The fact it was designed and built from scrap parts by three farm boys, without formal engineering training, makes the story that much more inspiring.

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Avro Arrow in flight

February 17, 2023

What’s special about February 23? It’s National Aviation Day!

National Aviation Day was established to commemorate the past, celebrate the present and advance the future of aviation in Canada. It’s recognized every year on February 23, the day in 1909 when J.A.D. McCurdy piloted the first flight in Canada. …

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A young engineering students with long,dark blonde hair, wearing a black polo shirt and jeans, stands next to her winning remote-controlled aircraft.

February 9, 2023

Aviation museum memories fuel aspiring engineer

How many of us can say that from a young age, we knew what we wanted to do when we grew up? Aspiring engineer Lauren Maksimovich can. For her, the seed was planted when she visited the Royal Aviation Museum …

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Side-by-side images of the Bellanca Aircruiser, CF-AWR, shown in 1935 and present day as displayed in the RAMWC museum

January 23, 2023

Behind the scenes at our new restoration facility

Check out what’s happening at our restoration facility!

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January 20, 2023

10 events to look forward to in 2023

We’ve already got a lot of events planned for 2023, and there’s sure to be more that come up. Check out the 10 we’re most excited about right now.

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