Canada's Aviation Hall of Fame - Wetaskiwin, Alberta
Posted by: BK-Hunters
N 52° 57.799 W 113° 25.135
12U E 337541 N 5870928
Quick Description: Canada's Aviation Hall of Fame can be found 2 km. west of Highway 2A on Highway 13 in Wetaskiwin. It is part of the fabulous Reynolds Alberta Museum.
Location: Alberta, Canada
Date Posted: 10/29/2013 10:54:59 AM
Waymark Code: WMJCE1
When I was a boy growing up in rural Alberta, Stan Reynolds was already a legendary pack rat. Reynolds began by accumulating old cars, trucks, tractors and agricultural equipment when nobody else wanted them, and by 1955 an impromptu private museum (The Reynolds Museum) was opened to exhibit some of his collection.
In 1992 the Reynolds-Alberta Museum opened, now owned and operated by the Province of Alberta. Canada's Aviation Hall of Fame is the on-site partner of the Reynolds - Alberta Museum in Wetaskiwin. Its collection of over 70 vintage aircraft is the second largest of its kind in Canada. Much of the collection is from the original Reynolds collection.
The collection attempts to concentrate on aircraft important to the aviation history of Canada. It includes C1347, a Curtiss JN-4C Jenny, one of the first aircraft to fly in Canada, 5418, a Hawker Hurricane XII flown by Canadians in WWII, 104763, a Lockheed CF-104 Starfighter flown by the Canadian Air Force, 114076/12, a Canadair CT-114 Tutor as flown by the Snowbirds, etc., etc. The museum has bush planes, WWI and WWII aircraft, early air freight and passenger airplanes and notable personal aircraft.
Most of the collection is indoors, with a few of the largest ones being outside beside the main building.
Here are some of the aircraft in the collection:
CF-AHY American Eagle A101
CF-CDV Avro Avian IVM
18759 Avro CF-100 Mk.3B Canuck
CF-DTE Beech D17S
CF-DCH Bellanca 31-55A
C-GYQS Bristol 170 Freighter 31M
116815 Canadair CF-116 Freedomfighter
114076 Canadair CT-114 Tutor
19200 Canadair Sabre 3
CF-NEV Cessna C-37 Airmaster
C1347 Curtiss JN-4C Jenny
CF-ALZ Curtiss Robin C-1
CF-AYG de Havilland DH87A Hornet Moth
17071 de Havilland Vampire F.3
C-FIAE Douglas C-47 Dakota
CF-CHF Fawn II (Fleet 7C)
5418 Hawker Hurricane XII
104763 Lockheed CF-104 Starfighter
21089 Lockheed T-33A Silver Star 3
101038 McDonnell CF-101B Voodoo
3458 North American NA-64 Yale
CF-BDH Pietenpol Air Camper
N94495 Sikorsky H-34
CF-BEE Taylor J-2
CF-JLW Travel Air D-4D