For immediate release

June 26, 2014

Meet Chris Hadfield and other stars of aviation at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum this Canada Day

OTTAWA, June 26, 2014 – Canada Day at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum (CASM) will be an out of this world opportunity to meet many outstanding Canadians that proudly represent us and our unique aerospace achievements and heritage.

Col. Chris Hadfield will be on site to start the engine of a vintage Hawker Hind, using a Huck starter replica built by his father on loan from Vintage Wings of Canada. He will also join members of the world-renowned Snowbirds, the Canadian Forces’ aerobatics team, to sign autographs after their flight over Parliament Hill.

Moreover, the Skyhawks – the Canadian Forces’ demonstration parachute team -- will be on hand to meet the public, tell stories of their amazing adventures, and sign autographs.

Visitors will have the special opportunity to sign up for a flight aboard the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum’s Douglas DC-3 Dakota vintage aircraft. Meanwhile, visitors on the ground can get a close look at Ornge’s medical transport aircraft – a Pilatus PC-12 plane, and an AgustaWestland AW139 helicopter – as well as National Defence Fire Service fire engines.

Admission is free at the CASM on Canada Day.

For complete details of all the activities taking place at the CASM on Canada Day, please visit:



Olivier Bouffard
Media relations

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