Exhibit: Air and Space – Canadian Innovations

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    Enhance your museum experience with our new app

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    Discover a new way to experience the museum with our new digital interactive guide:

    Air and Space: Canadian Innovations

    A collaborative project between the Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada and the Canada Aviation and Space Museum in Ottawa, Air and Space: Canadian Innovations provides an engaging multimedia experience and reveals fascinating stories about Canadian aviation history.

    The app brings to life ten of the most innovative aircraft from the museum with stories, videos, photographs, and unique fun facts. From the Canadian Vickers Vedette Flying Canoe to the de Havilland Beaver and beyond, these famous aircraft tell the story of aviation in Canada.

    Built on a flexible platform and adaptable to the unique collections in the two museums, the multimedia guide can run on your personal smartphone or tablet, or visitors can borrow in-house tablets that come with the app pre-loaded.

    Air and Space: Canadian Innovations was created in conjunction with a new exhibit, James A. Richardson – Father of Commercial Aviation in Canada.

    This commemorative exhibit details how Richardson’s astuteness, integrity and energy laid the foundation for Canada’s modern air industry. His airline – Canadian Airways Limited – would become the basis for Canadian Pacific Air Lines, which in time and after many mergers would become Air Canada.

    James A. Richardson – Father of Commercial Aviation in Canada

    Funding for Air and Space: Canadian Innovations and the James A. Richardson – Father of Commercial Aviation in Canada exhibit was generously provided by:

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    Features:

    • Free to download on Google Play and the App Store
    • Audio, video, text and images from our archives providing in-depth information
    • Ability to save your favourite stories
    • All audio tracks are full transcribed and the text is available with the app for accessibility
    • Great Canadian aviation stories told from a variety of perspectives including pilots, aircraft engineers and innovators
    • Audio content unique to Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada voiced by Winnipeg’s own Roger Currie

    Available on:

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