Monday, July 13, 2009

Canadian Aviation Heritage Centre Opens

From CTV News:

100 years ago this year the first powered airplane flew in Canada.

The Silver Dart flew just under a kilometre in Baddeck, Nova Scotia on February 23, 1909.

That plane is currently on a cross-country tour, and on July 20 the Silver Dart will touch down at the St. Hubert airport.

Aviation fans who can't wait are always welcome to visit an old stone barn on the grounds of McGill's McDonald campus in Ste. Anne de Bellevue, which is home to the new Canadian Aviation Heritage Centre.

Godfrey Pasmore has spent a decade convincing the school to turn the building into a museum, and with the help of an army of volunteers, his dream is finally coming true.

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