The Northwestern Ontario Aviation Heritage Centre was conceived as a means of collecting and preserving much of the aviation history of the area extending from the Manitoba border, north to Hudson Bay, east to Fort Albany and south to Wawa and west to the Manitoba border. An area of 526,372 square kilometres (203,089 square miles) or almost 50 percent of the area of Ontario. Although NOAHC is located in Thunder Bay, it is a regional centre.
THE HISTORY OF THE AVRO ARROW
PRESENTATION/VIDEO - APRIL 26 - 7:00PM
Presented by NOAHC -April 26/2018 - West Thunder Community Centre - 7:00PM
Two NOAHC members will share a power point presentation and video about the controversial
shelving of the Avro Arrow aircraft in the 1950's. The Arrow was considered the most
sophisticated , advanced weapon of war ever conceived in Canada and the decision to stop its
production polarized Canadians for decades.
Everyone is invited to attend.
Admission is by donation.
Coffee, refreshments, and lively conversation will follow.
NOAHC members will also have aviation merchandise for sale including AVRO shirts.
For more information contact 939-1302.
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING - MAY 31 - 7:00PM
Meeting Location - Northwestern Ontario Aviation Heritage Centre
905 Victoria Avenue East
A NORTHWESTERN ONTARIO CHRISTMAS
Christmas presents delivered to Lansdowne House, Webequie, and Fort Hope in the late fifties.
The gifts were collected by the Westfort Kiwanis of Fort William, sorted and wrapped by volunteers in the
Superior Airways hanger and flown by Orville Wieben in their Otter, accompanied by Don Wieben and Dave Sutton.
Orville himself dressed as Santa and occasionally enlisted his daughter as an elf!
This was an annual event for a number of years.
Since the airstrips had not yet been developed, all flights were conducted on skis, landing on the lake ice.
Photo courtesy of the Northwestern Ontario Aviation Heritage Centre.
NEW! WEARABLES, MERCHANDISE, AND PUBLICATIONS
NOAHC Now has new stock of NOAHC branded wearables and merchandise.
We now have quite a variety of sizes. These would make great gifts.
We also have a variety of books for sale for the aviation enthusiast.
including the new, just published Volume II of Rich Hulina's Bush Flying Captured.
NORTHWESTERN ONTARIO AVIATION HERITAGE CENTRE: GREAT NEWS!
We are now open to the General Public at our new location 905 Victoria Avenue East
Wednesdays from 1 - 4PM
Sundays from 1 - 4PM
Photos of our new facility and displays can be found here in our newly added Photo Gallery!
The centre is wheelchair accessible and everyone is encouraged to come and see our new home
and interesting displays which showcase the rich aviation history of our area.
Private tours can also be arranged during the week for groups
and individuals by calling Denise at 939-1302
The coffee is always on!
We will be continuing our mandate to preserve and share this region's rich aviation history
with more displays and events.
For further information contact Denise Lyzun at 807-939-1302 or email Denise
SAVE THE CANSO
See the efforts of Don Wieben and Crew - A connection to Northwestern Ontario Aviation.
We've added a new Photo Gallery section to our website showcasing some of the events
that the Centre has been involved in or sponsored.
Stay tuned there is way more to come!
You can click the "Photo Gallery" link above to go directly to the Photo Gallery index page
or use the menu link in this page's left sidebar.
COMMEMORATIVE AIR FORCE'S B-17 "SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY"
FLIGHT OVER THUNDER BAY
A 22 minute You Tube video. Credit and many thanks to Jonathan Wilson.
An article and great read submitted on NOAHC's behalf to Tourism Thunder Bay
by Thunder Bay's own Kathryn Lyzun
Have you renewed your membership with the Northwestern Ontario Aviation Heritage Centre for 2018? You can mail it in, or bring it to the Centre any Sunday or Wednesday afternoon. A membership form is on our website or you can pick up one at the Centre. When completing the form, please let us know if there is some area in which youd like to get involved or help. We are always in need of volunteers and would welcome your help.
We hope that you have enjoyed being a member of NOAHC and have been able to attend all the events that we have had in the past and hope to have in the future. We are always looking for input and new ideas from our members so please pass them along to any Board member or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As members, you are able to receive the awesome newsletter that Dave Kemp does for us ...a quality product which you receive four times a year. That alone is worth your membership!! Dave is always looking for other ideas and stories that he might use in the newsletter so feel free to share yours with him.
CENTRE HOURS OF OPERATION
Wednesdays 1 - 4PM
Sundays 1 - 4PM
Small tours can be arranged by appointment, or if you have friends or relatives visiting and would like a private tour. Please call Jim at 807 939 1502 or Denise at 807 939 1302. Contact us @ 807 623 3522, or email email@example.com for details.
Everyone is welcome and the Centre is handicap accessible.
DID YOU KNOW
That we have many books on aviation in our library, and also several aviation-related DVDs and VHS tapes,
which you are welcome to take out on loan.
Also there are others you can read at the Centre
and a box-full of aviation magazines - to take home (dont have to return!!).