In 1981, Canadian Aviation Electronics (CAE) was interested in selling its Winnipeg facilities–hangars, office space and shops– at the Winnipeg International Airport (now the James A. Richardson International Airport), on land owned by Transport Canada. The board members set to work raising the capital required to purchase the complex, even if it meant personally guaranteeing a second mortgage. CAE took back the second mortgage instead, on a gentleman’s agreement!


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Don’t miss the Avro Lancaster make its return to the Royal Aviation Museum

35 years ago, the Mynarski Memorial Lancaster, owned and operated by the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum (CWHM), made its first visit to the Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada (RAMWC), then called the Western Canada Aviation Museum. During its one-day …

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Top 10 kid-friendly activities at the Royal Aviation Museum

Fun takes flight at the Royal Aviation Museum! We have many hands-on exhibits and interactive areas where kids (and kids at heart!) can learn and be entertained. Here are our top 10. 1. Live out your fighter pilot dreams in …

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