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!


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

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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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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