Sept 16, 2014 – Guided tour of the Canadian Museum of Flight in Langley

Guided Tour of the Canadian Museum of Flight

 “A WALK DOWN MEMORY LANE”

Location: Hangar # 3 – 5333 216th Street, Langley, BC

Date: Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Probus Museum of Flight

Open to MEMBERS and one GUEST

NOTE: CARPOOLING RECOMMENDED, EASY PARKING, NO STAIRS AND SHORT WALK

If you are looking for a ride, Richard Dunstable has a vehicle which can take 6 and is looking for passengers.

The Canadian Museum of Flight is a non-profit museum dedicated to restoring, preserving and showcasing Canada’s rich aviation heritage. In the early 1970’s, a group of aviation enthusiasts made a move to stop the exodus of historic aircraft leaving Canada for the U.S. and Europe. They pooled their resources to acquire as many of these aircraft as possible. The Canadian Museum of Flight and Transportation was incorporated as a non-profit society in March 1977. The Museum houses over

25 aircraft, both static and flying. It possesses the only displayed Handley Page Hampden in the world. In 2002, after a 22-year restoration, Museum volunteers saw the 1937 Waco AQC Cabin biplane take to the skies. This restoration was done solely by the Museum’s volunteers. To date they have six aircraft flying: Tiger Moth, Fleet Finch, SE5A replica, Waco AQC Cabin, Mustang replica and the Harvard II. The Museum is a very “hands-on” facility. A large selection of the aircraft can be touched, and you can feel that aircraft are made not only from aluminum, but also wood and fabric. Visitors can take a chronological walk around the Museum starting with WWI to present day, and can see how large a part Canada has played in aviation history.

9:45 AM            ARRIVE AT HANGAR #3 – 5333 216TH STREET LANGLEY, BC.

10:00 AM          ASSEMBLE IN DC3 CLUB HOUSE, FOR COFFEE AND OPENING REMARKS.

10:00 AM          2 HOUR GUIDED TOUR AND FREE TIME TO VIEW THE COLLECTION

12:30 PM          NO HOST LUNCH AT YOUR CHOICE OF RESTAURANT IN LANGLEY AREA

Travel instructions from Vancouver and restaurant suggestions will be at the August meeting.

COST IS ONLY $20 PER PERSON

Registration: At the Activity Desk at the Probus Meetings on July 8th and August 12th

  1. Mail Registration form and payment ($20 per person) to: Doug Jones, 17-5760 Hampton Place, Vancouver,     BC, V6T 2G1. Email jonzee88@hotmail.com
  1. Make cheques payable to the Probus Club of Vancouver.
  2. Remember – you will not be registered until payment is received.
  3. Deadline for registration is September 8th. Cancellation Deadline also September 8th.

I plan to attend: Name____________________________

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Driving Instructions

Click here for Google Maps directions

Canadian Museum of Flight

5333 216 Street, Langley

(Langley Airport)

 

Option #1

Head south on Hwy 99

Take the exit to Hwy 91 (The Connector)

Follow Hwy 91 across Alex Fraser Bridge to Hwy 10

Follow Hwy 10 including the Langley Bypass to 56th Avenue

Turn Left onto 56th Avenue

Follow 56th Avenue to 216th Street

Turn Right onto 216th Street

The Museum will be on your Right

 

 

Option #2

Head East on Hwy 1 (TransCanada) across the Toll Bridge

Take the 200th Street exit #58 to Langley

Follow 200th Street to 72nd Avenue

Left onto 72nd Avenue

Continue onto Crush Crescent

Continue onto 216th Street

The Museum will be on your Right

 

 


One comment on “Sept 16, 2014 – Guided tour of the Canadian Museum of Flight in Langley

  1. Attendees

    Al Hurwitz
    Alain Duncun
    Allan Watt
    Arnold Dlin
    Bert Cameron
    Bert Cameron
    Bill Lang
    Bob Dyer
    Bob Nugent
    Brian McGavin
    Carl Jonsson
    Craig Hazedo
    David Philips
    Donald C Jones
    Doug Blackman
    Doug Jones
    E. Trevor-Smith
    Gary Derkson
    Hugh Lindsay
    Ian Paterson
    J. Hermon (+ Ken Stronge)
    Jack Zaleski
    Joe Krapiec
    John C Madden
    John Dawson
    John Gemmill
    John Rae
    John Rawsthorne
    John Sullivan
    Jon Collins
    Lionel Jinks
    Merlyn Royea
    Michael Sorochan
    Nick Thornton
    Orin Webber
    Owen Owens
    Peter Scott
    Ralph Yorsh
    Richard Dunsterville
    Ron Pears
    Tim Oke and wife
    Tony Weall
    Tony Wooster
    William Robertson