The Early Years – The Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada came from humble beginnings, in the basements of its five founding members. Back in 1974, motivated by a shared desire to preserve Canada’s rich aviation heritage, the founding members retrieved a rare Bellanca Aircruiser, which lay wrecked and abandoned in the northwestern Ontario bush. But, other historically significant aircraft were still being sold as scrap, trucked out of the country, or left to rot around the country. The Western Canada Aviation Museum, as it was originally called, was incorporated to preserve these artifacts on January 7, 1974 with a Board of Directors, a formal newsletter (Aviation Review) and 200 members.


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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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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