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June 29, 2015

Pride in the Sky: Exciting Canada Day Activities at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum

OTTAWA, June 29, 2015 — Canada Day at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum is an opportunity to meet outstanding Canadians that proudly represent Canada’s unique aerospace achievements and heritage. Rain or shine, the Museum is a top venue to celebrate Canada Day. 

At 11 a.m. the Canadian Armed Forces Parachute Team, the SkyHawks, will dazzle the crowd when it executes a jump with their signature Canadian flag parachutes. Afterwards they will be available to meet with the public.

From 2:30 p.m. on, the legendary Canadian Forces Snowbirds (431 Air Demonstration Squadron), as well as members of the CF-18 Demonstration Team, will be on site to sign autographs.

Visitors will have the special opportunity to take a flight ($) aboard the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum’s Douglas DC-3 Dakota, as well as aircraft from Vintage Wings of Canada.

Meanwhile, visitors on the ground can get a close look at Ornge’s medical transport aircraft — a Pilatus PC-12 airplane, and an AgustaWestland AW139 helicopter — as well as National Defence Fire Service fire engines. Members of the Ottawa Police Service Tactical Unit, as well as members of the Military Police, will offer demonstrations of their team rappelling from the Museum’s Reserve Hangar.

Between a rocket launch by the Ottawa Rocketry Group and the Canadian Forces Support Unit (Ottawa)’s children’s military obstacle course, a flyby by the Snowbirds  a tour of a Chinook helicopter, and many more activities for the young and the young at heart, the Museum offers high quality programming for the entire family on Canada Day.

Museum admission is free on Canada Day.

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Christina Lucas
Communications Officer

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