National Aviation Day – February 23, 2011
There is no better time to celebrate Canada’s rich aviation heritage and contribution to the field of aviation and aerospace than at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum on February 23, 2011: National Aviation Day. Learn all about the wonder of flight, from the Silver Dart to the International Space Station. Experience the story of humanity’s ancient dream of flight, and learn about the significant contributions Canadians have made to aviation and space flight from the beginnings of flight in Canada in 1909, to the present day.
February 23 is also the inauguration of the museum’s recently constructed new wing which features a high-tech, multi-purpose auditorium with 250 theatre-quality seats and state-of-the-art classrooms fitted for universal access and equipped with the latest in teaching technologies. In the new grand hall entry check out the spectacular Tutor jet suspended in mid-loop directly overhead, from the world-renowned Canadian Air Force Snowbirds Aerobatics Squadron, a fascinating sight for children and adults alike!
The Canada Aviation and Space Museum is easily accessible at the intersection of Aviation and Rockcliffe Parkways, just ten minutes east of Parliament Hill.