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The Canada Aviation Museum—A BEST BET FOR CANADA DAY

June 27, 2008, Ottawa–The Canada Aviation Museum invites everyone to celebrate their day off with family and friends at the perfect site to mark this special occasion!


June 27, 2008
By Carey Fredericks

June 27, 2008, Ottawa–The Canada Aviation Museum invites everyone to celebrate their day off with family and friends at the perfect site to mark this special occasion!   The Museum admission is free and offers free parking and a venue for all weather predictions – sun, rain or summer heat.  The day’s activities include:

In the Sky*
Fly-Ins
See a Douglas DC-3 Dakota (from the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum in Hamilton) and a Nanchang CJ6A fly in and land at the Museum.  A truly unique site for aviation fans in the region.

Mile High Parachuting Club
The Mile High Parachuting Club jump will lead off the official playing of the National Anthem with a Canadian flag in prominent display.
SkyHawks—Parachute Demonstration

Precision and teamwork are the key to the Canadian Forces Parachute Team’s daring display of aerial acrobatics. Members of this elite team will also be available at an autograph session in the Museum after their aerial performance.
Stetson Flyers Club

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Enjoy dynamic demonstrations of remarkable radio-controlled aircraft models.

At the Rockcliffe Flying Club

Fly-in Breakfast
Join us for breakfast at the Rockcliffe Flying Club ($).
Vintage Wings of Canada – Vintage Aircraft Display*
See the de Havilland Tiger Moth and the North American Harvard from Vintage Wings of Canada fly in and land at the Rockcliffe Flying Club.

Aviation Group Displays
Stetson Flyers Club
Have a look at their static displays throughout the day.
International Plastic Modellers Society
Enjoy these detailed models on display in the Museum.
Gatineau Gliding Club in collaboration with Freedom’s Wings Canada*
Static display with a chance for visitors to take a close look inside the cockpit of a glider.  Learn how Freedom’s Wings Canada provides people with disabilities the opportunity to experience silent flight.
Family Activities (9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)

More fun than ever before with crafts galore including: Gondola in the Sky, Cartoon Caper, Runway Hat, Painting Frenzy, Museum’s 20th Anniversary Card.   Plus: Aircraft interpretation, face painting and live music with the Grey Jazz Quintet and the Grey Jazz Big Band.  Sightseeing flights* ($) in a Cessna 172 or a Waco UPF-7 open cockpit biplane will also be available at the Museum.
  * Weather permitting
The Canada Aviation Museum is located at the intersection of the Aviation and Rockcliffe Parkways, just 10 minutes from Parliament Hill. The Museum will be open from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Canada Day, with the special activities ending by 4:30 p.m.  Free admission, free on-site parking, free alternate parking at the Rockcliffe Flying Club, free continuous shuttle service between the Rockcliffe Flying Club and the Museum.