Pilots are the cowboys of the air, roaming the wide-open skies and herding children's runaway balloons. Giddy up, up, and away with this Groupon.
$49 for a Family Visit to the Aviation Calgary Expo ($120 Value)
- Expo admission for two adults (a $40 value)
- Expo admission for four children (a $60 value)
- Four packages of Aero-Kards warbirds collectors cards (a $20 value)
Families can enter the expo grounds one hour early (at 9 a.m.) on Saturday, August 25, or Sunday, August 26, and walk through the history of vintage military planes The exhibit’s vessels were lent by the SAIT Polytechnic's Art Smith Aero Centre and the Aero Space Museum. Outdoor ramps and aprons support a restored B-17, P-51 Mustang, Harvards, Corsairs, a replica WWII Spitfire, and a range of current military aircraft on break after months of punching through enemy clouds.
The Hangar Flight Museum
Gliders and a small two-seater aircraft hangs from the ceiling. A WWII fighter jet crouches silently next to a WWI triplane and a vintage helicopter. At the The Hangar Flight Museum, visitors peruse an expansive collection of propeller and jet aircraft inside a renovated hangar that was built in 1941 to serve as the drill hall for a flight-training school. Museum staffers care for and maintain a range of North American and European aviation artifacts, such as military and civilian planes built by Barkley-Grow, de Havilland, and Waco; a replica Sopwith triplane; and Sikorsky and Bell helicopters. Guides also lead educational tours through hangar exhibits, during which young visitors learn about the physics of flight and the inner workings of airplanes.