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National Aviation Day

Transport Canada and the Canada Aviation and Space Museum are celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday by commemorating flight in Canada. This celebration marks National Aviation Day on February 23, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Aviation has played an important role in Canada’s first 150 years, and holds even more promise for the future.

Come and watch presentations and visit displays that focus on a variety of aviation and flight safety topics, including drones, cabin and passenger safety, laser strikes, and electronic and lithium batteries.

Flight experts from Transport Canada, the Canadian Coast Guard and the Royal Canadian Air Force will be on hand to talk to visitors about their roles in the aviation field. Visitors will also have the opportunity to visit two aircraft flying in just for this event; a Transport Canada KingAir C90A and a Coast Guard Bell 412 helicopter!


9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Transport Canada

Transport Canada will have several displays set up, each one focusing on keeping our skies safe.  Learn about UAVs, laser strikes, cabin and passenger safety, electronic safety and lithium ion batteries, and dangerous goods.

The Canadian Coast Guard

Come and meet with the members of the Canadian Coast Guard and learn how helicopters play a role in delivering their programs.

The Royal Canadian Air Force

The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) provides the Canadian Armed Forces with relevant, responsive and effective air power capabilities to meet the defence challenges of today and into the future. Several members will be at the Museum to talk about what it is like to be a part of the Canadian Armed Forces team.

The Stetson Flyers

Stetson Flyers is a radio control aircraft club operating out of Carlsbad Springs in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.  With over 100 members, there is a diverse range of aircraft modeled and flown including giant scale, aerobatic aircraft, warbirds, foamies, helicopters, float planes and many others.

Presentations in the Main Theatre

9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
French only presentations by Transport Canada's Pierre Pratte on Electronics and Lithium Batteries and from an aviation expert with the Royal Canadian Air Force.

11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
English only presentations by Transport Canada’s Pierre Pratte on Electronics and Lithium Batteries and from an aviation expert with the Royal Canadian Air Force.

Performance by the RCAF Band, Spitfire Kings

12:30 p.m.
The newly formed rock group, Spitfire Kings, continues to surprise audiences with their polished and fiery performances. Drawing on a comprehensive knowledge of Classic Rock, Blues and R&B, this small group features a three-piece rhythm section, two vocalists and horn section. The Spitfire Kings reflect the musical taste of current CAF members, both young and old; they are an ideal choice for supporting our troops in garrison, on deployment in operational theatre, or anywhere in between.

Aircraft displays

9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Transport Canada's King Air C90A
The Canadian Coast Guard's Bell 412 helicopter

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