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In the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Royal Canadian Air Force this year,

the Northwestern Ontario Aviation Heritage Centre ( NOAHC) will be holding

two very interesting and exciting events this summer.

Here's a snapshot of what's happening with more details to be updated closer to the events.

Scroll down for further details.

Our first event will be on the weekend of July 5,6, and 7, 2024. NOAHC will host a PBY-5A CANSO
that served as a patrol on the Atlantic Coast looking for German submarines.
After the war, it served as a water bomber fighting forest fires and transporting freight
to remote locations mostly in Western Canada and the Arctic.
This recently restored aircraft will be flying to Trenton, ON., and then stopping in Thunder Bay
the following weekend where it will be on static display at the Wasaya ramp.
This event will be open to the public.

Canso Poster

Visit the Save The Canso/Fairvieview Aircraft Restoration Society website.

As a non-profit organization, NOAHC is very excited to be hosting historic aircraft in our city.
However, it is a costly venture and if you can help out with a monetary donation to go towards fuel costs,
in particular, or wish to be a corporate sponsor, please click "Donate Now"

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to make your donation through Canada Helps.

Please indicate whether your donation is going to the Canso event or the Harvard in the message section.
This is important for our records. Tax receipts will be available on request.
Of course there is also the option to pay cash, cheque, or credit card at the Centre itself
at 905 E. Victoria Ave Thunder Bay ON P7C 1B3. Or mail it in.
"In kind" donations (non-cash gifts which include goods, services, or time) are also welcome.
Please contact the NOAHC office by email at noahc@tbaytel.net or phone 807 623 3522 for more information.

Our second event, called The Wings of Time, will be on the weekend of August 10 and 11,
with a rain date scheduled for the following weekend, August 17, 18.
We will be hosting approximately 6 North American Harvards,
most of which were built here at the Canadian Car and Foundry,
Fort William in the 1950's. They served as Trainers for the RCAF post WW11.
They will be on display at the Air Bravo ramp
and will also be offering rides for anyone who wants to experience that special flying history.

Wings of Time Poster

Visit the Canadian Harvard Aircraft Association/Wings of Time website.

The Wings of Time (Harvard) event will be open to the public from
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday, August 10, and 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 11.
The same hours apply to the rain dates the following weekend, August 17 & 18.

Please Note! Anyone choosing to go for a ride in the Harvards must be able to get in and out
of the aircraft with no assistance as per the Canadian Harvard Airforce Association safety regulations.
Harvard rides must be booked in advance and there are a limited number of available spots.
Rides must be booked and paid for in advance of the event.

Interested in a Harvard FAM Flight?

Fill out the form below, or click this link: Rate/Flight Duration Form and we will contact you.

Interested in sponsoring the Harvard event,
or a Harvard FAM Flight?

Fill out the form below, or click this link: Sponsor Form and we will contact you.

Coming into town for these two events?

NOAHC has secured the price of $169.00 at the Valhalla Inn near the airport.

Reservation Links:
Use code 1232416

Use code 1232400

Please Note: The rate cut off dates are Tuesday May 28, for the Canso event,
and Monday July 1 for the Harvard event.
You will need to use a credit card to book the room and may cancel
up to 24 hours before the scheduled arrival.
Cancellations within 24 hours will be charged with one nights stay.

Page updated on 2024/05/08

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