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In the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Royal Canadian Air Force this year,

the Northwestern Ontario Aviation Heritage Centre ( NOAHC) will be holding

two very interesting and exciting events this summer.

Here's a snapshot of what's happening with more details to be updated closer to the events.

Scroll down for further details.

Our first event will be on the weekend of July 5,6, and 7, 2024. NOAHC will host a PBY-5A CANSO
that served as a patrol on the Atlantic Coast looking for German submarines.
After the war, it served as a water bomber fighting forest fires and transporting freight
to remote locations mostly in Western Canada and the Arctic.
This recently restored aircraft will be flying to Trenton, ON., and then stopping in Thunder Bay
the following weekend where it will be on static display at the Wasaya ramp.
This event will be open to the public.

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Visit the Save The Canso/Fairvieview Aircraft Restoration Society website.

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As a non-profit organization, NOAHC is very excited to be hosting historic aircraft in our city.
However, it is a costly venture and if you can help out with a monetary donation to go towards fuel costs,
in particular, or wish to be a corporate sponsor, please click "Donate Now"

to make your donation through Canada Helps.

Please indicate whether your donation is going to the Canso event or the Harvard in the message section.
This is important for our records. Tax receipts will be available on request.
Of course there is also the option to pay cash, cheque, or credit card at the Centre itself
at 905 E. Victoria Ave Thunder Bay ON P7C 1B3. Or mail it in.
"In kind" donations (non-cash gifts which include goods, services, or time) are also welcome.
Please contact the NOAHC office by email at noahc@tbaytel.net or phone 807 623 3522 for more information.

Our second event, called The Wings of Time, will be on the weekend of August 10 and 11,
with a rain date scheduled for the following weekend, August 17, 18.
We have confirmed attendance of 4 North American Harvards,
all of which were built here at the Canadian Car and Foundry,
Fort William in the 1950's. They served as Trainers for the RCAF post WW11.
The aircraft will be on display at the Air Bravo ramp.

The Wings of Time (Harvard) event will be open to the public from
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday, August 10, and 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 11.
The same hours apply to the rain dates the following weekend, August 17 & 18.

Please Note! Anyone booked to go for a ride in the Harvards must be able to get in and out
of the aircraft with no assistance as per the Canadian Harvard Aircraft Association safety regulations.

Harvard rides must be booked in advance and there are a limited number of available spots.
Rides must be booked and paid for in advance of the event.

Overwhelming response has resulted in all rides being sold out!

The organizers have themed this event to the late 1940's, early 1950's,

and invite the public to dress as they would have during this time period.

There will be ‘40s and ‘50s swing music playing,

with a dance demo given by the local Swing Dance club.

Supporting the atmosphere, Bob Manns will be driving his '52 Willys Jeep

Willysfor transportation between the parking lots and ramp, Willys

and several vintage military vehicles will be on display.

Wings of Time Poster

Coming into town for the Wings of Time event?

NOAHC has secured the price of $169.00 at the Valhalla Inn near the airport.

Reservation Link:

Use code 1232400

Please Note: The rate cut off date for the Wings of Time event is Monday July 1.
You will need to use a credit card to book the room and may cancel
up to 24 hours before the scheduled arrival.
Cancellations within 24 hours will be charged with one nights stay.

Interested in sponsoring the Harvard event,
or a Harvard FAM Flight?

Fill out the form below, or click this link: Sponsor Form and we will contact you.

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