Now Boarding: Open Plane Days 2019

Now Boarding is now complete for the 2019 season. This program is not running during 2020 due to Covid-19. We look forward to being able to offer it again in the future when we can ensure it is safe for guests. 


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.