Canadian Museum of Flight

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Canadian Museum of Flight
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Established 1977
1998 (current location)
Location Langley Regional Airport in Langley, British Columbia, Canada.
Website www.canadianflight.org
Fleet Finch at Canadian Museum of Flight
Canadian Museum of Flight Handley Page Hampden

The Canadian Museum of Flight (formally the Canadian Museum of Flight Association since 1998) is an aviation museum at the Langley Regional Airport in Langley, British Columbia, Canada. The museum has over 25 civilian and military jets, piston driven engine aircraft, gliders, and helicopters on display, six of which have been restored to flying condition. Other displays include an aviation art gallery and aviation artefacts.

Hampden bomber[edit]

The museum's Handley Page Hampden is the last of its type in existence. The aircraft was used in coastal patrol on the BC coast in World War II and crashed offshore in 1942. It was recovered in 1985 and was restored over a twenty year period. The rare aircraft is stored outdoors, and on 26 December 2008, an especially heavy snowfall broke the left wing spars. This caused the wing to separate from the fuselage.[1] Over the Summer of 2012, a rebuilt replica wing was fixed to the root and is now open for public display once again.

Aircraft[edit]

List of aircraft displayed :

Affiliations[edit]

The Museum is affiliated with: CMA, CHIN, and Virtual Museum of Canada.

See also[edit]

Coordinates: 49°05′58″N 122°37′34″W / 49.099394°N 122.626068°W / 49.099394; -122.626068

References[edit]

  1. ^ Niles, Russ (January 2009). "Snowfall Snaps Wing Off Rare Vintage Plane". Retrieved 2009-01-05. 
  2. ^ Niles, Russ (7 October 2012). "Firecat Goes To Museum". AVweb. Retrieved 8 October 2012. 

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