After ten and a half years of restoration, Fw190A-8, took to the air on Sunday 2011, October 9, for the first time in 68 years since wrecked in a French rail yard during the late years of WWII. Owned
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CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE HAMILTON AIRSHOW PREVIEW VIDEOJune 16-17, 2012
There are now 50 days until the 2012 Hamilton Airshow!! We have revamped our ticketing system so you can buy online, print at home or have it scanned from your smartphone. To ensure smooth traffic flow, we have also hired a professional parking specialist who is very experienced in moving large volumes of people to and from the offsite parking. The RCAF Snowbirds and CF-18 demo highlight the flying show plus the large line up of vintage aircraft featuring the only Canadian appearance of the B-29 Superfortress 'FIFI'.
Repairs underway to fly in Hamilton Airshow
On April 17, 2012, at approximately 12 noon during the initial flight of the Lancaster for the season, while conducting recurrent crew training with the Lancaster Chief Pilot Don Schofield and Museum Chief Pilot Leon Evans, had the outer portion of the right wing tip compromised during the flight. The crew declared an emergency and immediately returned to Hamilton Airport for an uneventful landing with no further damage to the aircraft and no injuries to the crew.
In discussions with the Transportation Safety Board, we have proceeded with our internal investigation of the occurrence. The preliminary examination indicates the outer right wing tip lower attachment bracket failed which allowed the outer wing tip to move in flight. At the present time, further examination to determine mode of failure of this bracket, the proper repair scheme and new inspection criteria for both outer wing tip attachments is ongoing. We have already shared all our findings with the Battl e of Britain Memorial Flight.
Our target date for returning our Lancaster to the skies is for the Hamilton Airshow on June 16th & 17th.
HAMILTON AIRSHOW TICKETS
Buy now and save!
Purchase your Hamilton Airshow tickets online and save on the admission price plus get through the gates faster. Regular admission tickets are valid for either day - print your tickets at home or save on your smartphone. Also available online are Ramp Pass, Photo Pass and Flightline Club.
HAMILTON AIRSHOW PERFORMERS
The flying show begins at approximately 12 noon and lasts to approximately 4:30 pm. Featured acts include the RCAF Snowbirds, Great War Flying Museum World War I aircraft, Vintage Wings Golden Hawk Sabre, Matt Younkin's Beech 18 (probably the most unusual act at our show), RCAF CF-18 demo and Red Bull racer Pete McLeod. However, the real stars of the show will be the 40 World War II vintage aircraft including the B-29 Supertress, B-24 Liberator, Helldiver, Lancaster, Corsair, Lysander, Spitfire, P-40, B-17 Flying Fortress and many more.
WE NEED HAMILTON AIRSHOW VOLUNTEERS
How can I help?
Did you know it takes about 500 volunteers to make the Hamilton Airshow run? Everything from hospitality, security, admission, set-up, etc. requires volunteers. Volunteers receive free admission, t-shirt, breakfast and lunch and NO, you do not need to be a member of the Museum to help.
TRACKER RESTORATION TO FLYING STATUS BEGINS
Generous donation from Ippolito Group makes it happen
Joel Ippolito (left) and his brother David (right) donated money for the flying restoration of the Grumman Tracker because they say the museum embodies their own passions: airplanes, history education.
Work is expected to take up to 2 years to complete, at which time, David Ippolito, one of the company's directors and a licensed pilot, will have the opportunity to experience first-hand the excitement of flying the Tracker. As a local company we recognize the importance of preserving Canada's history for the next generation, says Ippolito And, as an aviation enthusiast, it felt like a really good fit to help the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, which hosts over 100,000 students and general visitors a year, to expand their flying collection.
BEECH CT-134 MUSKETEER ADDED TO THE COLLECTION
They were first purchased by the Canadian Forces in 1970 to replace the capable but increasingly difficult to maintain Chipmunk ab-initio trainers. CWH's Musketeer (CAF #134222) has been in storage dismantled in Merrickville, Ontario for several years and was discovered through an ad in Kijiji. The Musketeer arrived at CWH on Saturday April 7th and was quickly assembled. Temporarily, it will be left on display in its unrestored condition.
NEW LANCASTER T-SHIRT DESIGN NOW IN STOCK
From the Gift Shop...our new 2012 EXCLUSIVE Lancaster T-Shirt design has just arrived in stock. It looks a bit dark in the image but definitely looks much better in person.
2012 FLY-IN DAYS
For our 40th Anniversary this year, we will be hosting four Fly-In Days at Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum. For aircraft participating, landing fees will be waived at John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport. Additionally, all occupants in visiting aircraft receive free admission to the museum that day. The 2012 dates are all on Sundays from 9 am to 5 pm: May 27, July 8, August 19 and September 23. Regular admission rates apply to drive in visitors.
Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum
9280 Airport Rd.
Mount Hope, Ontario, Canada L0R 1W0
Tel 905-679-4183 Fax 905-679-4186
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