Alberta Aviation Museum
The Alberta Aviation Museum is a museum in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. It is located on-site at the Edmonton City Centre (Blatchford Field) Airport CYXD on the southwest corner of the field (11410 Kingsway Ave., Edmonton, AB T5G 0X4). The museum operates daily except for Christmas Day and New Years Day.

History
The Alberta Aviation Museum hangar is the last remaining example of a 'double-double' Second World War British Commonwealth Air Training Plan (BCATP) hangar. These hangars, built for the BCATP across Canada, were made of pre-cut wooden timbers of British Columbia Fir. They could be built as single units, double units, and the 'double-double' which is 4 units. Built in 1940-41 after 3 double hangars for RCAF Station Edmonton, it was originally the maintenance hangar for No. 16 Elementary Flying Training School (EFTS) and No. 2 Air Observers School (AOS). After the USA entered the Second World War it was used to service USAAF aircraft heading to Alaska until the new USAAF base opened in Edmonton. Postwar it used by No. 418 (City of Edmonton) Reserve Squadron, Pacific Western Airlines and for DEW Line construction before becoming a car dealership in the early 1960s. Known in Edmonton as "The Hangar on Kingsway", it has been designated 'M' Hangar, Hangar #6 and later Building #14 by the Edmonton City Airport. It is now a designated municipal and provincial historic site.

Displays
  • Avro Anson Mk II
  • Avro Avian (replica, on loan from Fort Edmonton Park)
  • Avro CF-100 Canuck Mk.5
  • Barkley-Grow T8P-1
  • Beech D18S
  • Boeing 737-200 in Pacific Western Airlines(PWA) livery C-FIPW (Fleet #745)
  • BOMARC missile, one of only 2 in Canada
  • Canadair F-86 Sabre MK I
  • Canadair T-33 Silver Star
  • Cranwell CLA-4 (In Restoration)
  • Curtiss 1918 'Stinson Special' (replica)
  • De Havilland Cirrus Moth (on loan from Reynolds Alberta Museum)
  • De Havilland DH 82C Tiger Moth
  • De Havilland Mosquito MK B35
  • De Havilland Vampire Trainer
  • Douglas C-47 (on loan from Buffalo Airways)
  • Ercoupe C.D.
  • Fairchild 71C "CF-ATZ", a bush plane used in the filming of Captains of the Clouds
  • Sindgler Hurricane (5/8 Scale Hawker Hurricane)
  • McDonnell Voodoo
  • Noorduyn Norseman MK V
  • Stinson Reliant SR9FM (Under Restoration)
  • Vickers Viking MK IV (replica)
  • Waco Model UIC cabin aircraft
  • Westland Lysander (2/3 scale flying replica)
Ground equipment:
  • Canadian Airlines baggage train tractor


Restoration projects
As of December 2006, the museum was working on restoring a Bell 47G helicopter, a Stinson Reliant (CF-OAY) and a B-25J 44-30791 - (RCAF 5273). Work is also being done to half-cover the Cranwell CLA.4 aircraft with fabric. The Scale Hurricane and an Ercoupe are being returned to airworthy condition. A separate group, the Ventura Memorial Flight Association, is also on the same site restoring a Lockheed Ventura GR.V patrol aircraft (RCAF #2195, CF-FAV) to flying condition.

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

Building Activity

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    about 5 years ago via OpenBuildings.com