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.
MEMBERS AND THEIR FRIENDS
AN EVENING ABOUT THE 1956 USAF B-47 CRASH NORTH OF THUNDER BAY
Friday November 22, 2019 - 7:00pm - Doors Open at 6:00pm
Members and their friends are invited to join us at the Centre.
In November 1956, 63 years ago a U.S. Air Force B-47 Stratojet Bomber,
crashed North of Thunder Bay in the Black Sturgeon area.
It was the fastest bomber of its time and known to sometimes carry nuclear warheads.
Although the U.S. Military kept this quiet for a long time, a local resident,
Fred Johnson who at the time was part of the Military Museum,
and an Honorary Lt. Col. Of the LSSR Regiment undertook to make
an exhaustive investigation of the crash of this USAF Bomber.
Fred has been fascinated by this accident, has done extensive “snooping,”
and he along with one of our members, Dave Van Wagoner,
will tell us the “tale of the B 47” and maybe put to rest some of the local rumours.
CENTRE HOURS OF OPERATION
The Centre is open from 1PM-5PM Wednesdays and Sundays
CHECK OUT THE MAY 2018 EDITION OF THE WALLEYE
THUNDER BAY'S ARTS & CULTURE ALTERNATIVE MAGAZINE
Dedicated To Our Bush Plane Heritage
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 - 5PM
Sundays from 1 - 5PM
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 you’d 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 email@example.com.
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 - 5PM
Sundays 1 - 5PM
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 (don’t have to return!!).