Air Force Heritage Museum and Air Park

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Air Force Heritage Museum and Air Park
BCAT Memorial Garden Winnipeg.jpg
British Commonwealth Air Training memorial at the Air Park
Established1975; 45 years ago (1975)
Location17 Wing
Coordinates49°53′24.36″N 97°14′10.68″W / 49.8901000°N 97.2363000°W / 49.8901000; -97.2363000Coordinates: 49°53′24.36″N 97°14′10.68″W / 49.8901000°N 97.2363000°W / 49.8901000; -97.2363000
TypeAir museum
Public transit access24 Ness Express
25 Ness Super Express
83 Unicity - Strauss Drive - Murray Industrial Park

The Air Force Heritage Museum and Air Park, in Winnipeg, Manitoba displays aircraft and artifacts pertaining to the history of the Canadian Air Force.[1] The park contains memorials to Canadian air search and rescue, and to the people who trained under the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan. The museum was established in 1975. Memorials in the park were dedicated in 1999.

The air park has the largest permanent display of Canadian military aircraft in Canada. The attached museum has artifacts such as aviation art, Victoria Crosses (including the posthumous award to Andrew Mynarski), and one of the remaining Battle of Britain lace tapestries.[2]

Aircraft on static display include:

The park also displays the antenna from an AN/FPS 508 search radar from the Pinetree Line.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Air Force Heritage Museum, retrieved July 31, 2017
  2. ^ Harold A. Skaarup, Canadian Warplanes, iUniverse, 2009 ISBN 1440167583, page 456

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