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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 check out!

NEW TIMES TWO

We welcomed two new additions to our museum last week—a Mini 500 helicopter and an aerobatic plane, on loan from Luke Penner of Harv’s Air Inverted.

The Mini-500 was designed as a light helicopter that resembles a scaled-down Hughes 500, powered by a two-stroke engine. C-GEBJ was used as Canadian demonstrator for Revolutions Helicopters up until the fall of 2000, performed in the Winnipeg Airshow until 2004, and was involved with aerial photography from 2000 to 2006.

Built in the 1990s, this latest addition to the museum’s collection highlights how far homebuilt helicopters have come since the Froebe helicopter in 1937. This aircraft will be moved upstairs and used as a teaching tool as part of our Take Flight program. For now, you can see it in the northwest corner of our museum, near the Northern Connections gallery.

Luke’s Extra 330SC is considered a marvel of aerobatic engineering and capable of advanced flying maneuvers.

This low-wing aerobatic monoplane was designed for airshow flying and competition and is owned and flown by Luke Penner of Harv’s Air Inverted, who is a multiple-year winner of the Canadian National Aerobatic Championship and is also a flight instructor. Luke recently flew this aircraft in the 2023 World Advanced Aerobatic Championships near Las Vegas.


PASS HOLDER APPRECIATION DAYS & ANNUAL PASS SALE

We’re pleased to offer all our valued pass holders an additional 10% off at the Landing Zone Boutique, free parking*, and special offers during Pass Holder Appreciation Days, November 24 through December 3.

Spend $75 and receive your choice of a RAMWC toque or handmade felt ornament (valued at $19.95)
Spend $100 and receive a free Beaver tumbler (valued at $39.95)
Spend $150 and receive a free Beaver tumbler and Bring-Your-Friends Admit-2 Pass (valued at $71.95)

Discount applies to all regular-priced merchandise in our gift shop, including items in our 2023 holiday gift guide!

Not an annual pass holder? We’re offering 25% off annual passes from November 24 until the end of the year. Use code ‘SAVE25‘ at checkout. VIEW BENEFITS AND BUY NOW (Existing pass holders will receive a promo code for 25% off with their renewal notices.)

*As of November 24, 2023, all annual pass holders will receive free parking anytime they visit the museum.


CHRISTMAS CARGO

Our annual food and toy drive, Christmas Cargo, in support of the Christmas Cheer Board, is back from November 24 to December 3.

The Christmas Cheer Board collects donations, assembles hampers full of food and toys for deserving families in our community, and delivers them before Christmas. They’ve already received more than 30,000 hamper requests this year. Anything you can contribute will make a difference!

This year, the Cheer Board’s most needed items are:

Non-perishable Food

  • canned fish
  • canned vegetables
  • dry pasta
  • pasta sauce
  • rice
  • canned beans
  • peanut butter
  • jelly powder
  • cereal

New, Unwrapped Toys

  • Lego
  • board games
  • books
  • puzzles
  • gift cards
  • trivia games
  • science sets

Bring a donation when you visit during our Christmas Cargo toy and food drive and save 15% off admission!


JOIN THE SABRE SQUADRON

We’ve recently launched a new campaign to raise funds for the restoration of our F-86 Sabre.

These iconic aircraft launched Canada into the jet age, were flown by air forces around the world, and were considered the top fighter jets in the world during the 50s and 60s.

Donors will have the chance to receive a behind-the-scenes tour of our restoration facility, an invite to our VIP unveiling in July of 2024, or a chance to be the first to sit in the Sabre cockpit when it arrives at the museum. Plus, all donors will have their names published on our website.

Our newly restored F-86 Sabre will be unveiled next summer in celebration of our 50th anniversary and the 100th anniversary of the RCAF.

Join the Sabre Squadron and be part of the transformation!


WINTER BREAK PROGRAMMING

From December 27 to January 7, bring your kids or grandkids to the museum and enjoy our FREE programming.

Aspiring aviators can learn the basics of flight and earn their wings in the Science of Flight Zone with the Musketeer trainer. Be sure to check out our new additions, a Mini 500 helicopter and an aerobatic airplane, on loan from Luke Penner of Harv’s Air Inverted.

We’ll also have activity books, colouring sheets, and paper plane-making stations.

Regular admission applies but all activities are included. Programming will be available from 11 am – 3 pm from December 27 through January 7.

See you at the museum!

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