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Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum
Location John C. Munro International Airport on the outskirts of Hamilton, Ontario
Website www.warplane.com
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The Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum is a major Canadian aviation museum. It is located at the John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport on the outskirts of Hamilton, Ontario.

The museum is a non-profit organization whose mandate is to acquire, document, preserve and maintain a complete collection of aircraft that were flown by Canadians and the Canadian military services from the beginning of the Second World War to the present.

A large collection of military aircraft that have played a major role in the Canadian military are displayed, including one of two airworthy Avro Lancasters and a Supermarine Spitfire. The museum is also in the process of restoring lesser known but historically significant aircraft, including a Westland Lysander and a Bristol Bolingbroke (a version of the Bristol Blenheim).

The Avro Lancaster flown out of the museum, one of only two airworthy Lancasters in the world, is known as the Mynarski Memorial Lancaster in honour of Pilot Officer Andrew Charles Mynarski, and is painted in the markings of his aircraft. An Ontario Historical Plaque was erected at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum by the province to commemorate Eileen Vollick's role in Ontario's heritage. Eileen Vollick was Canada's first licensed female pilot[1]

Prince Charles, as a member of the Canadian Royal Family, is the royal patron of the museum.

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Collection

The museum's aircraft include:[2]

Fighter aircraft

Trainers/transports

Jet fighters

Bombers

Anti-submarine

Observation

Army co-operation

Single engine trainers

Images

Affiliations

The Museum is affiliated with: CMA, CHIN, OMMC and Virtual Museum of Canada.

References

  1. ^ Ontario Plaque
  2. ^ Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum (undated). "Aircraft". http://www.warplane.com/pages/aircraft.html. Retrieved 2009-12-15.  
  3. ^ Canadian Warplane Heritage (April 2009). "Latest acquisition by Canadian Warplane Heritage". http://www.warbirdinformationexchange.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?p=321872. Retrieved 2009-12-20.  

See also

External links

Coordinates: 43°09′35″N 079°55′30″W / 43.15972°N 79.925°W / 43.15972; -79.925 (Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum)


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