kids encyclopedia robot

Air Force Heritage Museum and Air Park facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Quick facts for kids
Air Force Heritage Museum and Air Park
BCAT Memorial Garden Winnipeg.jpg
British Commonwealth Air Training memorial at the Air Park
Established 1975; 47 years ago (1975)
Location 17 Wing
Type Air museum
Public transit access 24 Ness 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. 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.

Aircraft on static display include:

  • CF 116 Freedom Fighter fighter
  • CT 134 A Musketeer trainer
  • CX 144 Challenger prototype air transport
  • CH 136 Kiowa Helicopter
  • CP-121 Tracker anti submarine warfare
  • CF-104 Starfighter interceptor/fighter
  • CF-101 Voodoo interceptor
  • Harvard Mk. 4 Trainer
  • CF 100 Canuck
  • F86 Sabre Mk. VI
  • CT-133 Silver Star

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

kids search engine
Air Force Heritage Museum and Air Park Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.