WEDNESDAY JUNE 3, 2020 (edited July 29, 2020):
Reopening this week
The Hangar Flight Museum has begun the process of reopening slowly. Our online ticketing system is now taking bookings: plan your visit now. We are taking many steps to help keep your safety as a top priority.
Here are some of the precautions we have in place.
1. As of August 1, 2020 as a public facility in the City of Calgary it is mandated for visitors over the age of 2 to wear masks (Bylaw 26M2020). Staff will also be wearing masks.
2. We will require all visitors to use hand sanitizer when they enter the building. It will be available in a few locations throughout our space.
3. We are setting up one-directional traffic so that no one has to pass each other at close pinch points. We're keeping the traffic indicators on theme with arrivals and departures signs! Don't forget, we are a museum with altitude!
4. When you arrive at the Museum we will go through a quick health checklist to ensure that you're not currently displaying symptoms that would make it unsafe for you to visit. All staff are also undergoing checklists at the beginning of their shifts.
5. Our new maximum capacity is 24 visitors. This gives each visitor a 10 metre squared space allotment. To ensure that we are not going above that capacity, and to further reduce touch points at the Museum, tickets will be available online only at this time. You will be purchasing tickets for a specific arrival time on a specific date.
6. We recommend that you plan your museum visit around not using our public washrooms - though they will be available if you need them.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about our safety precautions. firstname.lastname@example.org
You can read more about our safety precautions for staff and visitors with the AHS guidelines reponses here.
THURSDAY MAY 14, 2020:
The Hangar Flight Museum is currently working on getting timed ticketing up and running as well as one-way flow pathways through the museum with the intention to open on June 5, 2020. Our current plans for a slow return to full operations will see the museum open on Fridays and Saturdays with online ticket purchasing only. We will be adding more operational days as we are able. Please keep an eye on our website and social media channels for updates and for ticket purchasing coming soon. We are looking forward to having visitors at the museum again soon - our airplanes have been quite lonely without you!
WEDNESDAY APRIL 8, 2020:
As you may have seen in the news recently, Mayor Nenshi made the difficult decision to restrict public events from taking place during the month of June 2020. In accordance, this means that our annual Father's Day weekend event will not be able to occur in June this year. We will provide more information about upcoming events when we can.
MONDAY MARCH 16, 2020:
Effective Monday March 16 at 10:00am The Hangar Flight Museum will be closed to the public until further notice. In alignment with the City of Calgary and following guidelines from Alberta Health Services we are keeping the health and safety of our employees, visitors, and volunteers a top priority.
We will do our best to contact those impacted as needed and will continue to stay current on developments as Alberta Health Services provides them. Please watch our website and social media channels for updates and we will deliver a reopening strategy when the appropriate time comes.
We truly appreciate your support during this difficult time. Any donations made to our general operations would be sincerely appreciated to ensure that we can continue to care for our artifacts.
FRIDAY MARCH 13, 2020:
With growing global concerns around COVID-19, The Hangar Flight Museum would like to update our visitors and guests on measures we’re taking to help to keep our community safe during this time.
We are actively monitoring the situation and following all updates and advice provided by Alberta Health Services and the Public Health Agency of Canada. We have increased cleaning and disinfecting protocols throughout the Museum focusing on high traffic and high contact areas such as doorknobs, light switches, railings, countertops, and programming materials. At this time, no staff or volunteers of the museum are showing symptoms of COVID-19. If this changes and any staff or volunteers begin to display symptoms such as fever, cough and difficulty breathing, or that have travelled outside Canada, or have been exposed to someone who has COVID-19, they are required to self-isolate for 14 days.
Based on the current information provided by Alberta Health Services, and the Public Health Agency of Canada, the risk to all Canadians remains low. The Museum is currently open to the public, as well as any programs in operation including school programs and sleepovers are going forward as planned until Alberta Health Services and the Public Health Agency of Canada advise us to close.
We thank you for your continued support of The Hangar Flight Museum