HAMILTON, ON – The Canadian Warplane Museum at 9280 Airport Rd., Mount Hope (Hamilton) presents Air Force Day: Past Present and Future on Saturday, July 8 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

This Canada 150 Hamilton 2017 Signature Event invites the public to meet current members of the Royal Canadian Air Force, see aircraft up close on the ground and learn the many roles performed by Canada’s air force today. From helicopters, trainers and transports to the Vimy Flight biplanes and CF-18 Hornet, plus the museum’s collection of vintage military aircraft, including the Avro Lancaster bomber, visitors will have a chance to view over 60 aircraft.

Visit www.Hamilton.ca/Canada150 to learn more about this event and the featured aircraft.

Additional resources

Admission: Adult (age 16+) $20, Child (age 6-15) $15. Price includes HST

Weather date: Sunday July 9, 2017

For more details, visit the website: www.warplane.com; Email: museum@warplane.com; Phone: 1-877-347-3359

For more information about the Vimy Flight and A Nation Soars, a Department of Canadian Heritage-sponsored trilogy that commemorates Canada’s integral contributions with the evolution of First World War aviation, watch this video trailer: http://www.vimyflight.ca/ans.html

To learn more about the Avro Lancaster Bomber, watch this video trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Ol2rem6d3g

Quotes

“The Canadian Warplane Heritage as ‘Canada’s Flying Museum’ is pleased and privileged to join forces with the City of Hamilton in celebrating Canada’s 150th Anniversary. Looking back over the many achievements of our rich community history and the many significant contributions to our nation’s progress, we proudly remember the past while recommitting ourselves to work even harder for a brighter future.”

David G. Rohrer, President & CEO, Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum

“This year, Hamilton joins cities across the country to celebrate Canada’s 150th year as a nation. This important anniversary offers us all a chance to reflect on our city’s contributions to the growth of our nation – from our proud industrial roots to the exciting revitalization transforming our city. It’s also a chance to imagine the kind of city we want to build moving forward.” Fred Eisenberger, Mayor, City of Hamilton

MEDIA CONTACT:
Al Mickeloff, Marketing Manager, Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, 905-679-4183, ext. 233

amickeloff@warplane.com

 

MEDIA REFERENCE:
Aisling Higgins
Communications Officer
City of Hamilton
905-546-2424, ext. 2643

Aisling.Higgins@hamilton.ca

DID YOU KNOW?
In total 7,377 Lancasters rolled off the production lines in Britain and Canada,during WW II. Today, 17 Lancasters survive around the world, but only two are in flying condition.