Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum

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Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum
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Location John C. Munro International Airport in Hamilton, Ontario

The Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum is a Canadian aviation museum located at the John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport in Hamilton, Ontario. The museum has 36 military jets, propeller-driven aircraft and helicopters on display.[1]

Displayed is a collection of Canadian military aircraft, many in flying condition,[2] the museum is also restoring several Second World War and Cold War aircraft, including a TBM Avenger[3] a De Havilland Canada built S-2 Tracker [4] and a Bristol Bolingbroke.[5] The flying collection performs at air shows and is made available for local flights by museum visitors.[6]

The Avro Lancaster flown by the museum is one of only two airworthy Lancasters in the world. Known as the Mynarski Memorial Lancaster in honour of Pilot Officer Andrew Charles Mynarski, it is painted in the markings of his aircraft. An Ontario Historical Plaque near the entrance commemorates Eileen Vollick's role in Ontario's heritage as Canada's first licensed female pilot.[7]


On February 15, 1993, a fire destroyed one of the museum hangars.[8] Destroyed in the fire were also the Hawker Hurricane, Grumman TBM Avenger, Auster, Stinson 105 and Supermarine Spitfire.


The museum's aircraft include:[1]

Fighter aircraft[edit]


Jet fighters[edit]




Single engine trainers[edit]



The Museum is affiliated with: CMA, CHIN, OMMC and Virtual Museum of Canada.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum (n.d.). "Canadian Military Aircraft From Then to Now". Retrieved 27 April 2011. 
  2. ^ (n.d.). "Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum". Retrieved 27 April 2011. 
  3. ^ a b Canadian Warplane Heritage (April 2009). "Latest acquisition by Canadian Warplane Heritage". Retrieved 2009-12-20. 
  4. ^ Burman, John (27 March 2012). "Aging Grumman on track to fly again". The Hamilton Spectator. Retrieved 30 September 2012. 
  5. ^ Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum (August 2009). "Restoration Projects". Retrieved 27 April 2011. 
  6. ^ Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum (n.d.). "CWH 2011 Flying Schedule". Retrieved 27 April 2011. 
  7. ^ "Eileen Vollick Historical Plaque". Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 31 May 2016. 
  8. ^ John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport (n.d.). "Airport History". Retrieved 27 April 2011. 
  9. ^ Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum. "de Havilland Canada DHC-5 Buffalo". Retrieved 8 October 2017. 
  10. ^ "Douglas DC-3 Dakota". Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum website. Retrieved 30 September 2012. 
  11. ^ "Douglas C-47 Dakota". Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum website. Retrieved 20 November 2013. 
  12. ^ "Noorduyn Norseman MK. V Vintage Transport Aircraft - Aircraft History". Retrieved 31 May 2016. 
  13. ^ Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum. "Stinson 105". 
  14. ^ "Auster A.O.P. Mk. VI Vintage Spotter Aircraft". 
  15. ^ "CWH Gets a Bird Dog". CWHM Plane Talk Blog. Retrieved 30 September 2012.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  16. ^ "Boeing PT-17 Stearman Vintage Trainer Aircraft". 
  17. ^ "Boeing PT-13B Stearman Trainer Aircraft". 
  18. ^ "de Havilland Canada DHC-1B-2-S5 Vintage Trainer Aircraft". 
  19. ^ "Fairchild Cornell Mk. II Vintage Trainer Aircraft". 
  20. ^ "Fairchild Cornell Mk.II Vintage Trainer Aircraft". 
  21. ^ "Fleet Fort Vintage Trainer Aircraft". 
  22. ^ "Boeing PT-13B Stearman Trainer Aircraft". 
  23. ^ "North American Harvard Mk. IV Vintage Trainer Aircraft". 
  24. ^ "North American Harvard Mk. IV Vintage Trainer Aircraft". 
  25. ^ "North American Yale Vintage Trainer Aircraft". 
  26. ^ "North American Yale Vintage Trainer Aircraft". 
  27. ^ John, Burman (April 16, 2012). "Hamilton warplane museum finds Musketeer trainer on Net and in barn". The Hamilton Spectator. Retrieved 30 September 2012. 
  28. ^ "Nanchang CJ-6A Vintage Trainer Aircraft". Retrieved 17 April 2013. 

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Coordinates: 43°09′35″N 079°55′30″W / 43.15972°N 79.92500°W / 43.15972; -79.92500 (Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum)