Restoration of our CF-100 Canuck:
CBC Radio Calgary, September 27, 2018: Former Calgary Alderman Gord Lowe, who is on the board of The Hangar Flight Museum, joined Doug Dirks from CBC to talk about the condition of our CF-100 Canuck and why it is in need of restoration. Listen here.
CBC Online, September 28, 2018: If you would prefer to read an article version of the CBC interview with Gord Lowe, click here.
Calgary Herald, October 1, 2018: The next step toward restoration that the Museum took was to request help from the City of Calgary. Read more.
Calgary Herald, November 16, 2018: This news article was released when we began fundraising to restore the CF-100 Canuck. Read more.
Calgary Herald, December 13, 2018: We reached 50% of our total fundraising goal to restore the CF-100 Canuck. Read more.
Global News Calgary, January 17, 2019: Executive Director Brian Desjardins gave an update on where our fundraising efforts have reached. Watch now.
Calgary Sun, January 23, 2019: City of Calgary contributed to restore the CF-100 Canuck. Read more.
CTV News Calgary, October 25, 2019: Coverage on the CF-100 being dismantled to be transported to Wetaskiwin for restoration to begin. Read more.
CTV Calgary, October 2018: The Barkley Grow was put back up on its floats. Read more.
Global News, November 11, 2018: Veteran Jack Hilton attended our 2018 Remembrance Day service. He shared his memories of flying over Europe during the Second World War. Read more.
The Press, SAIT Journalism's Online Publication, November 28, 2018: A summary of our 2018 Remembrance Day ceremony commemorating 75 years since the Dambusters Raid. Read more.
Global News November 11, 2019: Second World War typhoon fighter pilot Jack Hilton was remembered at our 2019 Remembrance Day service. Watch now.
660 City News November 11, 2019: The speakers and dignitaries at our 2019 Remembrance Day service were reported. Read more.
Return of the Hawker Hurricane:
Global News, December 14, 2018: We are very excited for the return of the Hawker Hurricane to the museum in 2019. We brought a few members of the media for a sneak peak at the restoration process occuring in Wetaskiwin, Alberta. Read more.
CTV Calgary, December 20, 2018: CTV's Kevin Fleming also joined us for a sneak peak of the Hawker Hurricane! Read more.
Calgary Herald, November 2, 2019: The Herald also reported on the Hurricane's arrival in Calgary. Read more.
CBC, November 4, 2019: CBC reported on the Hurricane restoration completion. Read more.
CTV Calgary, November 5, 2019: CTV spoke with local pilot Flying Officer Gordon Hill who flew Hurricane 5389. Read more.
Calgary Herald, November 6, 2019: The Herald attended the Unveiling Ceremony and spoke with Flying Officer Gordon Hill. Read more.
Global News, November 6, 2019: Global also reported on the unveiling of the Hurricane. Watch now.
City News, November 9, 2019: Tom Ross from City News also reported on the Hurricane's return to Calgary. Read more.
National Aviation Day:
Global News, February 23, 2019: We celebrated the 110th anniversary of powered flight in Canada, Global News reported about the event. Read more.
Global News February 23, 2020: We celebrated the 111th anniversary of powered flight in Canada, Global News reported. Read more.
CTV Calgary February 23, 2020: CTV also attended National Aviation Day and reported about the event. Read more.
City News February 23, 2020: City News also joined us. Read more.
Father's Day weekend event:
CBC featured our event in a summary of Father's Day events happening in Calgary. Read more.
CTV Calgary joined us on Father's Day to see how we celebrate dads! Read more.
100th Anniversary of McCall's landing upon the Stampede carousel:
We celebrated the 100th anniversary by opening our new McCall & McKnight exhibit and offering visitors a deal on our admissions.
The Calgary Herald has more on this amazing landing. Read more.
The Calgary Sun also reported. Read more.
Executive Director, Brian Desjardins, was also interviewed by Global News. Read more.
Historic Calgary Week:
CTV News Calgary reported on the local places participating in Historic Calgary Week. Read more.
Replica Oxford Project:
CTV Calgary reported on retired engineer Barry Halliwell who toiled in the workshop of The Hangar Flight Museum, meticulously recreating the tail section of an Oxford aircraft. Read more.
Virtual Reality: Oculus Rift
CTV Calgary announced the addition of virtual reality to the Museum on October 23, 2019. Read more.
Calgary Journal reported on how virtual reality is making museums more interactive on April 4, 2020. Read more.
January 2020 ICC Citizenship Ceremony
CTV Calgary attended the Citizenship Ceremony hosted by the Museum on January 28, 2020. Read more.
National Aviation Day
Our first annual National Aviation Day celebrations were a hit. Read more.
2020 Reopening Strategy
Global News reported on how museums are strategizing to reopen in May 2020 after being closed for approximately two months. Executive Director, Brian Desjardins, discussed our plans for a soft reopening. Read more.
CBC reported on the CFIB relaunch grant. It is welcomed funding for small businesses and non-profits but is not enough. Executive Director, Brian Desjardins, spoke to the museum's lost revenue and increased expenses during this time. Read more.
CTV News reported on the reopening of table games at Alberta casinos, and Executive Director Brian Desjardins spoke to the importance of casino fundraisers for non-profit organizations. Read more.