The number 1 wish we hear from our visitors is that they would like to sit inside one of our historical aircraft. We listened, and now’s your chance! From June 22-September 2 inclusive, we’ll have Open Aircraft Days on Saturdays and Sundays and holiday Mondays. We’ll also have knowledgeable staff and volunteers available to answer your questions. Trust us, you’re going to want to purchase a Museum membership so that you can come back for each plane!
We do have a few safety precautions to keep you and our artifacts safe. To enter all aircraft you must wear clean closed-toe shoes. Some of the aircraft will require hard-hats and/or gloves to enter (these will be provided to you).
Here’s the schedule*:
Saturday June 22: Twin Otter
Sunday June 23: Anson
Saturday June 29: Avro Lancaster
Sunday June 30: DC-3
Monday July 1: Beechcraft
Saturday July 6: Avro Lancaster
Sunday July 7: Twin Otter
Saturday July 13: Anson
Sunday July 14: Beechcraft
Saturday July 20: Fighter Jets
Sunday July 21: DC-3
Saturday July 27: Anson
Sunday July 28: Beechcraft
Saturday August 3: Twin Otter
Sunday August 4: Avro Lancaster
Monday August 5: Fighter Jets
Saturday August 10: DC-3
Sunday August 11: Anson
Saturday August 17: Avro Lancaster
Sunday August 18: Twin Otter
Saturday August 24: Beechcraft
Sunday August 25: Fighter Jets
Saturday August 31: Twin Otter
Sunday September 1: Avro Lancaster
Monday September 2: DC-3
* schedule subject to change based on wind conditions and/or private bookings
If you would prefer to plan around your favourite airplane:
Twin Otter days: Saturday June 22, Sunday July 7, Saturday August 3, Sunday August 18, Saturday August 31.
Avro Anson days: Sunday June 23, Saturday July 13, Saturday August 27, Sunday August 11.
Avro Lancaster days: Saturday June 29, Saturday July 6, Sunday August 4, Saturday August 17, Sunday September 4.
Douglas DC-3 days: Sunday June 30, Sunday July 21, Saturday August 10, Monday September 2.
Beechcraft 18 days: Monday July 1, Sunday July 14, Sunday July 28, Saturday August 24.
Fighter jets (F-86 Sabre and deHavilland Vampire) days: Saturday July 20, Monday August 5, Sunday August 25.