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Profile Last Updated: January 07, 2009
The Canadian Museum of Flight is the only museum in mainland BC that profiles the history of aviation. Located at the Langley Airport, it’s completely non-profit and volunteer run. It boasts over 25 aircraft plus numerous priceless artefacts. Several unique pieces are the only known examples available for view in the world. Some of the aircraft have been completely restored, while others are display replicas. Six of the restoration projects fly today, including a Tiger Moth. The collection includes civilian and military jets, gliders and helicopters. It’s a magnificent display of grandeur, flying machines and technological growth. Take a slow walk through the library and its collection of photos, manuals, and artwork to see the big picture of aviation throughout its history.
This is a kid-friendly museum. Children and adults alike are invited to learn by touching and interacting with the displays at the Millennium Kids Room. In addition to looking at the restored aircraft, visitors can walk through a chronological display that shows aviation from WWI to the present day. It’s a perfect combination of history and technology that’s sure to keep everyone entertained for hours.
A Team Effort
The museum is open year-round thanks to the efforts of a strong volunteer group. Many of them once worked in the aviation field and now use their passion to benefit the museum. Most of the maintenance and restoration work is completed by volunteers, as is the day-to-day operation of the museum. The facility appreciates hearing from experienced aviation enthusiasts who have a variety of skills to offer. Since the museum receives much of its funding from the local community, it devotes many programs to benefit that community. There are school outreach programs and special events designed to entertain and educate the public. Teachers are invited to work alongside museum staff in enhancing class curriculum.
Prices: Adults $5, Seniors and Students $4, Children under 6 are free