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British Columbia Aviation Museum
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Established 1985
Location Victoria International Airport
Type Aviation museum

The British Columbia Aviation Museum is located in Sidney, British Columbia, Canada. It is on the grounds of the Victoria International Airport at 1910 Norseman Road on the east side of the airport.

The Museum consists of a display area spread over two hangars, a classroom, a restoration workshop and a gift shop. Displays include historical civilian and military artifacts including uniforms, medals and models. Aircraft are displayed and museum volunteers are constantly working on restoring new acquisitions.

In September 2018 the museum acquired Avro Lancaster FM104, which is one of only 17 surviving Lancasters in the world. The aircraft, which was formerly in storage in Toronto, is now under restoration to airworthy status and will be finished in her post-War search-and-rescue configuration. In January 2021, the museum acquired an Grumman S2F Tracker that had been in storage with the Canadian Military Education Centre.

Collection

Aircraft

Type Identity
Auster AOP.6 C-FXNF as "16662"
Avro Anson K8786 as "FP846"
Avro Lancaster FM104
Beechcraft Model 18 (PacAero Tradewind) CF-BCF
Bristol Bolingbroke 9104
Canadair CT-133 Silver Star 21462
Chanute-Type Glider 1896
DaVinci Ornithopter
Douglas A-26 Invader CF-BMS
Gibson Twin Plane
Eastman E-2 Sea Rover CF-ASY
Falconar AMF-S14 Super Maranda
Fleet Model 2 CF-AOD
Lincoln Sport Aircraft CF-AWA
Luscombe 8 CF-BSR
Nieuport 17 (7/8-scale replica) C-IRFC
Noorduyn Norseman CF-DRE
North American Harvard IIB 3290
Pietenpol Air Camper C-GSNS
Republic RC-3 Seabee C-FLJC
Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.5 (7/8-scale replica) F1910
Rutan Quickie C-GTDV
Schreder Airmate HP-11 CF-QIR
Stinson Reliant CF-OAZ
Supermarine Spitfire (3/4-scale replica)
Trident TR-1 Trigull C-GATE
Vickers Viscount CF-THG

Helicopters

Type Identifty
AĆ©rospatiale Alouette III C-FCAX
Bell 47 CF-FZX
RotorWay Scorpion II N977
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