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November 23, 2023

This Giving Tuesday, join the Sabre Squadron

We’ve just launched a fundraising campaign for the restoration of our Canadair F-86 Sabre fighter jet. We’re on our way to our goal of $50,000 and want YOU to be a part of this historic aircraft’s transformation! Next year marks …

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Image collage. On the left, an image of a small, grey helicopter. On the right, a red and white aerobatic aircraft with a checkered tail.

November 17, 2023

What’s new and on the horizon at RAMWC?

If you’re looking to cross some shopping off your list, entertain your kids, or help out the less fortunate in our community, we’ve got ways for you to accomplish all three.  Plus, we’ve got two new aircraft for you to …

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November 15, 2023

An interview with Canada’s top-ranked aerobatic pilot

Luke Penner just returned from Las Vegas after competing in the World Advanced Aerobatic Championship with Team Canada. The aircraft he flew, an Extra 330SC, will be on display at the Royal Aviation Museum until April 2024.

When he flew in yesterday to deliver his plane, we asked him about what it was like to compete at that level and what his future plans are.

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October 25, 2023

A winning month for RAMWC

October was an exciting month for us as we were honoured with awards from two distinguished organizations in our community. We received news in early October that we would be awarded the Outstanding Science Organization of 2023 by the Science …

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September 28, 2023

5 trailblazers we’re celebrating this Women’s History Month

October is Women’s History Month in Canada, a time to celebrate the women and girls from our past, and our present, who are contributing to a better, more inclusive Canada. At the Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada (RAMWC), we …

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September 21, 2023

Photo highlights from Open Cockpit Day: Visiting Aircraft Edition

This past weekend we had the privilege of hosting aircraft and pilots from the Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum in Brandon, Manitoba. We were joined by: Mark Odegard, Chief Pilot at the CATPM: Jeff Bell, Harvard Mark II pilot; Nick …

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September 19, 2023

What’s new and upcoming at RAMWC?

Here’s a roundup of what’s new and coming up at the Royal Aviation Museum. NEW ARTEFACTS AND DISPLAYS New artefact: Rolls Royce Merlin 620 engine The Rolls-Royce Merlin is one of the most famous aero engines in history. It powered …

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Side-by-side image collage. On the left, an older man poses in front of a silver fighter jet with a wooden ride-on toy styled after the same aircraft. On the right, a man stands with his arms behind his back. He is looking at the camera and behind a yellow bi-plane is suspended from the roof.

August 29, 2023

Meet the craftsmen behind our popular pedal planes

If you’ve been to our museum this summer, you’ve probably noticed our pedal and push planes in Aviation Plaza. But did you know that they were built by two of our volunteers? Dave Mork and Shawn Romas are two of …

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A man with crossed arms stands on the wing of aircraft, leaning against its fuselage

August 24, 2023

Special Air Mission: Winnipegger selected to detail historic aircraft at Seattle’s Museum of Flight

Learn how Cris Aquino ended up on an exclusive team selected to detail the first presidential jet.

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August 17, 2023

5 free activity sheets to keep your young aviators entertained

Summer’s winding down and you may be running out of ideas to keep your little ones entertained. Not to worry—we’ve got you covered.

We created five activity sheets that you can download for FREE.

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