February Guided Tour: Legends of Canadian Aviation

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    Date(s) – 23/02/2017
    2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

    Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada


    Image of Wilfrid (Wop) May with Bellanca Pacemaker at Cooking Lake near Edmonton, Alberta

    Canada’s early bush pilots were a uniquely Canadian breed who endured incredible hardships in a relentless environment. They represented the spirit of adventure and determination in trying to make a living out of flying. Fur-clad and courageous, with the glamour of movie stars, they flew north into the unmapped hinterlands of the last great frontier. With little – if any – radio communication, plane and pilot often disappeared for days on end. They were dependent upon fuel caches being left in remote areas, were challenged by compasses made unreliable by magnetic influences and used maps that had large areas labeled “UNEXPLORED.”

    Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays at 2:00 pm

    Join us on Tuesdays, Thursdays or Sundays this month for a free guided tour as we explore the incredible stories of our Canadian legends like Fred Stevenson, Wop May, the Mad Trapper and more. Tours are always free for members. Tours are free with a paid admission for non-members.

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