Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum – Air Force Day

If anyone has a free day on Saturday, consider going to the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum in Mount Hope.

Time: 9:00am to 5:00pm

Admission: Adult (age 16+) $20, Child (age 6-15) $15. Museum members and children 5 & under are FREE. Price includes HST.


Meet current members of the Royal Canadian Air Force, see their aircraft up close on the ground and learn the many roles performed by Canada’s air force today.

From modern aircraft from the RCAF to the collection of vintage military aircraft from the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, visitors will have a chance to view 50+ military aircraft on the ground close up. The Lancaster will also be open for tours through it.

Flying in for Air Force Day from the Great War Flying Museum will be their Sopwith 1 1/2 Strutter and Nieuport 28 World War I replicas. The CASARA Cessna 337G will also be on display. Waterloo Warbirds will be in attendance with their de Havilland Vampire, T-33 ‘Mako Shark’, Mig 15, along with a Harvard Mk. II and Tiger Moth. Confirmed to date from the RCAF: CC-130J Hercules and CC-150 Polaris.

At 1:30pm the museum will officially dedicate the Dakota FZ692. A D-Day Veteran, FZ692 flew 16 operational trips with the RAF and 208 with 437 RCAF Squadron during World War II.

Also, don’t forget to try the Lancaster Virtual Reality Experience – “1943 Berlin Blitz”. It’s FREE with admission and only available until August 31. For ages 13+.

If you don’t already have plans for Saturday, this sounds like a lot of fun. Being able to actually board the Lancaster is worth the price of admission alone.

J. Lemoine
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS