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February Newsletter

News from Hangar Flight Museum

Collections Corner - New to Exhibits and Collections

Cassandra Cummings, Collections Manager

There are always lots of exciting things happening around the museum! 

One of the most exciting, this month, would have to be the acquisition of an Allouette II Helicopter, donated to the museum by our neighbours Eagle Copters. This was the first helicopter they ever acquired, so is definitely a piece of Calgary’s aviation history! 

There will be more to come on this new piece to the museum, but in the meantime, here are some photos of the move! 

 

 

Executive Director Brian Desjardins and Board Member Lyle Witcowicz couldn't wait to give it a test run! 

 

Coming soon we will be displaying part of a Japanese balloon bomb, on loan from Glenbow Museum.  Hawker Hurricane 5389 was involved in the location and shooting down of these balloons, so this will make a good complement to our Hurricane and the exhibit.

There will also be more changes and exhibits coming soon, as we continue to look at new ways of making the museum more engaging, and telling even more of Calgary’s local aviation stories. I am excited to share them with you. 

If you think you might have an object or records that might find a good home at The Hangar Flight Museum, I would love to hear from you. Since I do often need to do a lot of research, I would encourage you to please send an email instead of dropping by with your item. Unfortunately, I’m not always here and can’t always make these important decisions on the spot!  Please send an email to collections@thehangarmuseum.ca  with a brief description and photo or two if possible. I would love to discuss your objects and stories with you!  

Please note that any potential donations should be related to western Canadian aviation, and Calgary if at all possible. At this time we are also unable to accept donations of vhs tapes, books, magazines, reproduction art prints or models, as we do already have an extensive collection of these items. Thank you so much for considering The Hangar Flight Museum. 

 

 

 

 

Movie Night Schedule

February 13, 7:00pm

We host Movie Nights the second Thursday of each month from October through to May. Each movie begins at 7:00pm. Supported by the donations of attendees. 

Fighter Aces Special

The Story of the Red Baron - 50 Minutes

Knights in the Sky - 22 Minutes (as told by the Aces of the Second World War)

Defending the Realm - 22 Minutes (as told by the Aces of the Second World War)

Red Star Rising - 22 Minutes (as told by the Aces of the Second World War)
 

March 12, 7:00pm

The Great Escape (172 Minutes)

Based on a true story, allied prisoners of war plan for several hundred of their number to escape from a German POW camp during the Second World War. 

 

 

 

 

 

Family Day

Monday February 17, 2020

Spend the day together at The Hangar Flight Museum with our Family Day discount! This day only we are offering a family admission for only $30 - the same price as two adult admissions.

No coupon required; this deal may not be combined with any other promotions or discounts. 

 

 

 

 

National Aviation Day

Sunday February 23, 2020

We're very excited to celebrate National Aviation Day with you this year. Not only will we be offering a Buy One Get One Free admission deal on Sunday Feb 23, but we will also be offering free guided tours ($5/person value) and fun crafts for kids. Our Bell Helicopter will also be open for you to sit in and check out. Weather depending, we may also open one additional aircraft for interior viewing. This event is the best day to visit the Museum this season! 

We're very thankful for Calgary Airport Authority's partnership to make this event even better than last year's celebrations. 

Tickets available at the door. Other discounts or promotions may not be combined with the BOGO admission deal this day. 

 

 

 

 

2020 United Space School Student

Meet Skyler Chan

We're very excited to announce our first space school student from outside of Alberta! The Western Canadian delegate this year is Skyler Chan from Vancouver, BC. We'll let him introduce himself to you in his own words: 

Hi! My name is Skyler Chan, and I am currently a Grade 11 student in the French Immersion International Baccalaureate program at Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School in Vancouver, beautiful British Columbia! Since the age of 3, I developed an innate passion for aerospace that has carried on to this date. Throughout elementary school, I would pass the time reading any space-themed books that I could get my hands on, which led to my dream of becoming an astronaut. Fun fact: I spent half of my Halloweens dressed up as an astronaut! 

I was fortunate enough to stumble upon Chris Hadfield’s book, An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth because it introduced me to the Air Cadet program at the age of 12. After joining 111 Pegasus Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron, my eyes were opened to a whole new world of opportunity. Today, I am fortunate to share my passion for aerospace to the younger cadets as a Flight Sergeant and as an instructor at regular training nights or Ground School. Outside of the cadet world, I am involved in the world of debate, Model United Nations, Youth Parliament, and fencing.

The United Space School is an opportunity that is (no pun intended) out of this world! It combines my passion for aerospace with my penchant for public speaking—a rare occurrence. The emotion I felt upon receiving the acceptance letter is indescribable in words. I am forever indebted to The Hangar Flight Museum and to FISE for giving me this once in a lifetime opportunity. The exposure to the aerospace industry and the opportunity to meet like-minded individuals that this program provides is unmatched. With this opportunity, the dream—astronaut—is one step closer!

 

 

 

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