Category Archives: Museums

Wills’s Aviation Card #64 – Mr. Claude Grahame-White.

History Behind The Card: Mr. Claude Grahame-White. Card #64 of 75, W.D.& H.O Wills, Aviation series 1911, Capstan Navy Cut – black back issue Claude Grahame-White, August 21, 1879 in Bursledon, Hampshire, England, Great Britain – August 19, 1959 in Nice, … Continue reading

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Tuskegee Airmen Tribute Debuts in Canada at Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum

The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Red Tail Squadron, America’s tribute to the Tuskegee Airmen, is bringing their RISE ABOVE Travelling Exhibit for its first debut north of the border August 24-28, 2016 at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum. Squadron’s unique … Continue reading

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Ann Frank Display At Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum

This is an event of historic significance and one that should not be missed. From March 12, 2016 to August 28, 2016, the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum presents Anne Frank – A History For Today, with artifacts never before displayed … Continue reading

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The Saqqara Bird

Here’s something that is more myth-conception (said with a lisp) than based on any real fact—the Ancient Egyptian plane. What is the proof that such a thing could exist? Apparently someone back in 1898 found a sycamore wood, bird-shaped artifact … Continue reading

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Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum Commemorates Remembrance Day

If you are in the area – and even if you are not – go and visit the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada on Remembrance Day, November 11, 2014. For those of you who are unaware, November … Continue reading

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Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum Announces Arrival of Lancaster from UK Tour

Hamilton, Ontario–The Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum is pleased to announce the much anticipated flight home of their beloved Lancaster. As most locals know, the Lancaster left Hamilton, Ontario, Canada on August 5, 2014 for an epic tour of the UK … Continue reading

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Boeing Vertol CH-46C Labrador Helicopter

On this date, August 27, 1959, the very first flight of the Boeing Vertol CH-46C helicopter (code-named Labrador) took place. This helicopter is a twin-engine, tandem-rotor aircraft that was a variant of the Boeing Vertol CH-46 Sea Knight built by … Continue reading

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Pigeon Saves American Troops In WWI

How the heck does a pigeon get consideration for being a pioneer of aviation on this blog? Read on. Back in World War I, the so-called Great War, aeroplanes/airplanes were making a big splash as a viable war-making tool. It … Continue reading

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New Permanent Imperial War Museum at Duxford, UK

Situated within the grounds of the famous WWI and WWII Duxford airfield situated in Cambridgeshire, UK, a new permanent exhibition focusing on the base’s history will open to the public on March 28, 2013. IWM (Imperial War Museum) Duxford is … Continue reading

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Montrose Air Station Centenary

Wow… where does the time go? This year celebrates the 100th anniversary of Britain’s first operational military airbase, located in Montrose, Angus, Scotland. How cool! The actual anniversary takes place on February 23, 2013 with an exhibition opening that day. … Continue reading

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