CATP MUSEUM NEWS EVENTS FOR 2017
www.airmuseum.ca/news/2017

Canada 150 Vignette Series Update
Visit all 105 (so far) at:
www.airmuseum.ca/150

Click on the collages to go to the Vignette Pages:






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Vignettes 1-150 are a Work In Progress at
ILLUSTRATED CONTENTS 1
ILLUSTRATED CONTENTS 2
and
THE INTRODUCTION PAGE

In Celebration of Canada's 150th Birthday
Greg Sigurdson has embarked on an ambitious project. 
He is presenting 150 Vignettes 
showcasing memorable events and photos 
from the BCATP and WWII years.
This has become a regular feature in our
Museum Facebook Group
and we are adapting them to a series of 
30 fully-illustrated Webpages at:
www.airmuseum.ca/150
To date we have displayed over 20 of these gems.
Readers of the CATP Air Museum site are invited to follow along 
as we progress toward our goal of 150 memories.
~ Bill Hillman ~ Volunteer Editor and Webmaster for
www.airmuseum.ca 


NEW: CATP MUSEUM RESEARCH PROJECT
A Searchable PDF for BCATP WWII Daily Reports
www.airmuseum.ca/BCATPsearch

Maid in the Shade — by Matt Goerzen
Brandon Sun ~ 2017.08.23
Westman journalists had a rare chance on Tuesday morning to get up close and personal with a rare piece of avian history. For the next several days, the Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum will play host to a B-25J, nicknamed "Maid in the Shade."

Currently owned by the Arizona-based Commemorative Air Force, this particular American bomber flew 15 missions in Italy and Yugoslavia during the Second World War, though it was only in service for a few months in 1944.

On Tuesday morning, myself and a few other journalists, along with two local military veterans, were given the chance to take a short flight in this historic aircraft. It's one of those things that I can cross off my bucket list — took a flight in a military bomber from the 1940s. I'm just glad I had a camera in my hand for what turned out to be a perfect August morning.

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Canadian veterans Jerry Kemp and Harold Hyndman, left, stand in front of a B-25J bomber with the aircraft's flight crew
on Tuesday morning at the Brandon Municipal Airport.
The aircraft, which is on display and available for tours and paid flights at
the Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum this week, is part of the Commemorative Air Force based out of Mesa, Ariz.



CATPM VIMY FLIGHT AIR DISPLAY
The CATPM Air Display Event on August 10th will feature
Vimy Flight's replica flying WWI aircraft,
the same aircraft that participated in the Vimy France commemoration event.
There will be other historic aircraft flying including a replica WWI German Albatross.
And of  course the air museum's own WWII flying aircraft will participate,
 including the newly acquired Canadian Tiger Moth!

Gates open 5pm, $10 per person, 12 and under free.
Food vendors on site.
Come see the historic aircraft up close, a Flying Demonstration will
take place at 7:00 pm, weather permitting.

World-Wide Chart of 2016 Visitor Hits on our Air Museum Site
1,370,305 Visits to the Site


Recent Issues of our long-running monthly Webzine series:
AS YOU WERE . . .
Bill Hillman's Military Tributes in Archive back to 1999
www.hillmanweb.com/war/asyouwere

SEPTEMBER 2017

WOMEN OF THE WAR YEARS: Stories ~ Intro ~ Press Gallery
http://www.hillmanweb.com/war/2017/1709.html

AUGUST 2017

FREEDOM IS NOT FREE Presentation by Stuart Johnson
http://www.hillmanweb.com/war/2017/1708.html

JULY 2017

40 WWII Victory Bond and Propaganda Posters
www.hillmanweb.com/war/2017/1707.html

JUNE 2017

See the full size posters at:
 www.hillmanweb.com/war/2017/1706.html

MAY 2017

www.hillmanweb.com/war/2017/1705.html

PREVIOUS ISSUES FROM 2017
JANUARY: Photos ~ RCN Hong Kong Journal ~ Station Mag
FEBRUARY: BCATP Pilot Training ~ Dragoons Vimy Night
MARCH: BCATP / CATP Air Museum Celebrate Canada 150
APRIL: War, Conflict. . . and Life

MANITOBA’S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATED WITH AIR MUSEUM
FREE OPEN HOUSE
In honour of Manitoba’s 147th birthday, the Commonwealth Air Training Plan (CATP) Museum is hosting a free Open House on May 12th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Brandon Municipal Airport. Travel back to the 1940s as you wander through a WWII vintage hangar serving as a display area for aircraft, vehicles and hundreds of artifacts from that era.

May 1st begins our new summer hours, 10 am to 4 pm, seven days a week until the end of September.

The Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum is Canada’s only air museum solely dedicated to the preservation of those who trained and fought for the British Commonwealth during WWII. The Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum is proud to be one of the six Manitoba Signature Museums, a Manitoba Star Attraction and a National Historic Site. 

Visit the CATP Museum located at Brandon Municipal Airport, on HW #10, 1.6 km north of the City of Brandon.

For more information about the CATPM’s Manitoba Day Open House, 
please contact:
Stephen Hayter, Executive Director
Ph: 727-2444 Fax:725-2334 Email: airmuseum@inetlink.ca


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