27.8.11

A Trip to Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum

This week the guys and I visited the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum in Hamilton, Ontario.


That's our 12 year old beside me (growing like a weed!) The highlight of our trip, the Avro Lancaster Bomber. So very cool up close.



Our oldest is very interested in history, particularly WWII, and he could tell us lots about this night bomber. I had 5 uncles and an aunt serve in WWII so it was pretty awesome seeing all the planes and displays.
  


The volunteers are really knowledgeable and the guys got to climb into an Avro Canada CF-100 Canuck.


The CF-100 was a jet interceptor/fighter.


So many cool graphics on the restored planes.






Hot Gen is a B-25 and the graphics were popular on souvenirs in the gift shop!


Great views from the upper observation areas, and an outside balcony area with views of more planes.


We really enjoyed our visit and if you are in southern Ontario it is well worth a visit.

Keeping all those in the path of Hurricane Irene in my thoughts this weekend. Stay safe!

8 comments:

  1. Ooh....looks like a fabulous time:)

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  2. My hubby would love this! We toured one similar in Toronto a couple years ago and found it very interesting. Pam

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  3. That is one warplane museum we haven't been too. Recently we visited the one in Trenton and a couple of years ago we visited the one in Ottawa. Always fascinating places to visit.

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  4. The men in my family would all LOVE this.
    I enjoyed seeing your photos very much.
    So glad you had a good time.

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  5. My father flew a Corsair single pilot plane..the wings folded up on air craft carriers.....planes hold a deep meaning for me over at Mel's Designs from the Cabin....Mel

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  6. Hi Elizabeth,

    Great Pictures! Thanks for sharing...
    We would also love to visit this one.

    All the Best,
    Christine

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  7. Hi Elizabeth :)

    It seems to be very nice.
    I like such moments with family, when traveling, visiting museums, nice places, etc.

    Very nice photos :)

    Greetings from Poland

    Ada

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  8. That looks like a wonderfully interesting place to visit.
    You have a big twelve yr. old!
    ~Cindy

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