We all know about the Wright brothers at Kitty Hawk, but do you know about the Silver Dart that flew five years later in Cape Breton? It was the first powered flight in our country and that day, February 23, 1909, marks the beginning of flight in Canada. On February 23, 2024, The Hangar Flight Museum celebrates National Aviation Day, commemorating this exciting historical event!

Humankind has always had dreams of flight. The Hangar Flight Museum is home to Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame, which features the true stories of the inspiring men and women who pioneered aviation history in Canada. Aviation history comes to life here, with many historically significant and technologically intriguing aircraft. Learn the stories of the trailblazers who reached for the impossible and discover the pioneers who adapted aircraft for trade and recreation. Be inspired by the heroes who fought for Canada from the skies or by the adventurers who set their sights on outer space. Anyone who dreams of the skies will be inspired here!

Hangar Flight Museum National Aviation Day (Family Fun Calgary)

National Aviation Day marks the day the Silver Dart flew, but that’s not all. In 2024, The Hangar Flight Museum is also commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Royal Canadian Air Force. Thanks to support from Rocky Mountain Aircraft, admission will be FREE on February 23, 2024, but they recommend you pre-register, as they anticipate tickets will disappear quickly.

But this year’s event is extending the fun with a full weekend of family activities on February 24 – 25, 2024, and you can save money with BOGO general admission tickets! The weekend will offer presentations to honour 100 years of the RCAF and fun activities kids love like wind tunnel testing. You can also book a special tour of the Avro Anson interior and the F-86 Sabre interior. Both of these unique tours are at a special event rate that includes your admission ticket. The weekend’s events are sponsored by a Gold Sponsor, Carbert Waite LLP and a Silver Sponsor, Acera Benefits.

Hangar Flight Museum National Aviation Day (Family Fun Calgary)

Even if you never jet across the country for business or plan a once-in-a-lifetime trip around the world, flying is an important part of our life. National Aviation Weekend is the perfect time to dive into aviation history with The Hangar Flight Museum. Get your tickets today!

The Hangar Flight Museum:

When: February 23 – 25, 2024
10 am – 4 pm
The Hangar Flight Museum
Address: 4629 McCall Way NE, Calgary, AB
Phone: 403-250-3752
Website: www.thehangarmuseum.cawww.etix.com