||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:
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
NEW: CATP MUSEUM RESEARCH PROJECT
A Searchable PDF for BCATP WWII Daily Reports
Maid in the Shade — by Matt GoerzenWestman 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."
Brandon Sun ~ 2017.08.23
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.
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
WOMEN OF THE WAR YEARS: Stories ~ Intro ~ Press Gallery
FREEDOM IS NOT FREE Presentation by Stuart Johnson
40 WWII Victory Bond and Propaganda Posters
See the full size posters at:
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
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