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Hanging Out at The Hangar Flight Museum, Calgary

by Karen Ung

The Hangar Flight Museum, formerly known as the Aero Space Museum, has a collection of 27 rare military and civilian aircraft sure to please aviation lovers of all ages. From a replica of the 1908 AEA Silver Dart to fighter jets, you can observe how aviation has evolved and learn about the people who flew these machines.


Since most of the planes are quite old and have been lovingly reconstructed over several years, most are available for viewing only. However, on special days, a plane is opened up to the public. Check the Hangar’s Facebook page for your chance to sit in one of the museum’s planes!

In addition to the exhibits, there’s a coloring station and scavenger hunt sheets for the kids.

These are just some of the planes you can see at The Hangar!

Bell 47G at the Hangar Flight Museum
 Hangar Flight Museum
 Hangar Flight Museum
Ejector Seat at the Hangar Flight Museum
Having a peek in the window!
My astronaut!
 Hangar Flight Museum
 Hangar Flight Museum
More planes are in the other building!

Things to Do in the Area

Complete your visit to the Hangar Flight Museum with some plane watching at nearby Edward H. Laborde Airplane Watching Area. See Dana’s story on Calgary Playground Review here.

Image credit: Calgary Playground Review

If you need a coffee or snack, there’s Tim Horton’s across the street from the museum.

For More Information

For more information on the exhibits, Summer Camps (Gr K&1, Gr 2&3, Gr 4&5), or special events, please visit The Hangar Flight Museum’s website.

Hangar Flight Museum, Calgary
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The Hangar generously provided me and my family with free admission to the museum, but all words and opinions are my own.

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Jenn August 9, 2017 - 5:01 AM

Whoa!! We were just there on Sunday..unbeknownst to us, it happened to be free admission day and we got to sit in a bunch of the planes!! It was fantastic!!!

Playoutsidegal March 15, 2018 - 6:37 PM

Good timing!! Glad you enjoyed it! It was cool to see how planes have changed over the years.

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