From catapulting flaming soldiers over castle walls to sitting on active geysers, humans have long been fixated on flying through the air. Absorb the wonderment of flight with today’s Groupon to the Aero Space Museum of Calgary. Choose between two admission options:
- For $15, you get one family admission pass, valid for up to two adults and four children ages 17 and younger, plus one poster (a $35 value).
- For $9, you get one general admission plus one poster (a $20 value).
The Aero Space Museum of Calgary presents the history of modern flight with an arresting display of 20th Century aircraft. Peruse exhibits and the soaring collection of bombers, fighter planes, homebuilt aircraft, and helicopters built for transport, war, and the folly of Calgary's eccentric evil geniuses. The prized Avro Lancaster, a Royal Air Force bomber from World War II, is a can't-miss with its complex history as a nighttime destroyer of German interests. Reminisce on your eye-opening visit whenever you look fondly upon the included aircraft poster hanging in your fuselage-shaped drawing room.
The Calgary Herald featured the Aero Space Museum of Calgary in a recent piece on the museum’s restoration of a World War II-era Avro Lancaster:
- F undraising [sic] is underway to restore a symbol of Canada's war effort and a piece of local history that's been sitting in the yard of the Aero Space Museum for more than two decades. An Avro Lancaster is being refurbished along with a room dedicated to a Lancaster exhibit at the museum. – Lea Storry, Calgary Herald
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.
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