The Alberta Aviation Museum will allow you to explore different exhibits and learn how pilots helped establish Edmonton as Canada’s top attraction in the North. You’ll also get to learn about the evolution of flight in Alberta.
Featured Aircraft Collections
Curtiss Stinson Special
The Curtiss Stinson Special was designed in 1917. The Special combined a Curtiss S-3 Speed Scout fuselage with a modified Curtiss JN-4 Jenny Tail Surface.
The Fokker Universal is the first aircraft to fly over the North Pole with Admiral Byrd. The Plane was also used during the Hudson Strait Expedition in 1927.
Fairchild 71 C
The aerial photography company Fairchild produced the Fairchild 71 C in Montreal. The Fairchild 71 C became known for its ability to operate on wheels and floats, as well as its large payload.
The Alberta Aviation Museum seeks to preserve local aviation history through its vast collection. Many of the historical artifacts help people learn about the unique history of aviation in Alberta. Some of the artifacts in the collection include photographs, documents, uniforms, and blueprints. Many artifacts are divided into specialized sub-collections, including Blatchford Field, The Pacific Western Airlines, United Air Transport, and The Winter Experimental Establishment.
Guided tours are available for up to 90 minutes. While the general topics may vary, the primary idea covered is general aviation history and some insightful stories about the aircraft. Everyone is welcome to sign up for a tour.
The Alberta Aviation Museum also includes a reference and research library. The library consists of a thorough breakdown of aviation. The library has different books, commercial aircraft manuals, and Canadian Air Force publications. You can also research historical RCAF publications and historical society journals. You will learn a lot of information about Alberta’s lengthy aviation history.