I spent a couple of weeks in Ontario visiting family/friends over the holidays. On the 28th I made the drive out to Hamilton to finally get my first look at the Warplane Heritage Museum, home to one of only 2 still flying Lancaster bombers in the world today.
This was a bit of a bucket list mission for me. I've been trying to get up in all 4 of the aircraft my Grandfather flew in WWII, I've been up in the Fleet Finch, the Harvard II (and IV) but I've yet to ride the Avro Anson and the Lancaster. I'm hoping to fly in the Lanc this summer but the Anson will be tricky. There's only 1 in the world flying, the one in Hamilton is slated to fly in the near future so for now, the museum gave me an opportunity to climb inside and sit at the #1 position where my Grandfather would have sat. A very kind gesture for sure. As a museum volunteer here in BC they refused to charge me admission and brought in their tour director to walk my mother and I around the facility. Needless to say, a donation or two, or three were made before we left.
Should be noted that just about everything in this museum with a prop flies. There's more outdoors but it was -15 out there and I opted to just stick with the indoor displays lol.
Here are some photos I snapped off. I apologize for the quality, my mom's back was acting up and I didn't want to drag the photo taking on longer than needed.
Left side of the museum
Overhead Left by YellowDrumProductions, on Flickr
Right side (middle wasn't visible from above)
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Overhead Right2 by YellowDrumProductions, on Flickr
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Avro Anson2 by YellowDrumProductions, on Flickr
B-25 Mitchell "Hot Gen"
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HotGen B-25 by YellowDrumProductions, on Flickr
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Hurricane by YellowDrumProductions, on Flickr
What's so cool about this Hurricane? It's a model. The original (real) flying Hurricane was lost in a fire back in '93
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Hurricane Wing by YellowDrumProductions, on Flickr
The Mynarski Lancaster - getting her annual
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Lancaster Annual2 by YellowDrumProductions, on Flickr
Fairey Firefly - the first of their impressive collection. The original was lost in a fatal crash, this is their 2nd.
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Fairey Firefly by YellowDrumProductions, on Flickr
There's a real nice DC-3 Dakota in there that's also getting an annual so photos weren't too great.
The set: http://www.flickr.com …6/sets/72157628644286565/
Thanks for looking