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Canadian Aviation Museum, Windsor

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The Canadian Historical Aircraft Association, or CH2A, home to Windsor’s own Lancaster bomber and Mosquito KB161, is located at the west end of the Windsor International Airport, just south of Airport Road. We occupy the original hangar of #7 Elementary Flying Training School which was built in 1940 as part of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan.

The CH2A has maintained a fleet of flyable historic aircraft. Our pilots volunteer their time to take the aircraft to air shows so that people everywhere get the chance to experience these types of aircraft. Every time you see a “Yellowbird” in the air we are honouring our veterans. Members can purchase a 20-minute “Honour Flight” in one of our DeHavilland Chipmunks, Boeing Stearman biplane and Harvard.

Our dedicated volunteers are presently restoring the City of Windsor’s FM 212 Lancaster as well as a Mosquito Bomber KB161. As well, our volunteers give tours to school children and other groups, telling the tales of our veterans to honour their service. Volunteers from our archive group collect the stories and artifacts of our veterans and proudly display these in the Wes Bridgen Archive room.

We truly are where aviation history comes alive! Consider becoming a member and help us continue to preserve and honour!

Tour rates: $8/Adult, $6/Senior & Children 6-12, Veterans and Children under 6 free
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  • I had a few hours to kill after my flight from Windsor was cancelled so i decided to visit the local aviation museum, I thought it would just be a hanger with aircraft to look at, I was wrong! I... 
    I had a few hours to kill after my flight from Windsor was cancelled so i decided to visit the local aviation museum, I thought it would just be a hanger with aircraft to look at, I was wrong! I...  more »
  • What a great place to visit. We had a personal tour by a wonderful young man named Findlay and did he know his stuff. He made it interesting and we learned so much about the aircraft. Highly... 
    What a great place to visit. We had a personal tour by a wonderful young man named Findlay and did he know his stuff. He made it interesting and we learned so much about the aircraft. Highly...  more »
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  • I really enjoyed my visit to the Canadian Aviation Museum. There's a nice balance between airworthy aircraft and restoration projects. Nice to see the progress on the Lancaster and Mosquito projects. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable. The day we were there they had a Harvard, Chipmunk and Stearman flying. Great to watch them taxi out fir their flight. Highly recommended!
  • Really enjoyed my visit to this unique space.The history and stories behind the exhibits were very informative and intriguing. Our tour guide Keleen (think that was her name), was very friendly and interactive. The staff and persons working there were all friendly and tool time out of working on planes to chat with us. One highlight was meeting Ron,an ex pilot who has a plane in his honour on display. He was so amiable and you can see his passion and satisfaction from years in aviation. The display areas were good and the "Bad Penny" story really resonated. Had to get the book. Excellent learning opportunity for teaching history if you are an educator as well.

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