Military History Books
by Harold A. Skaarup   www.SilverHawkAuthor.com   
 
Canadian Warplanes (2) Alberta, Calgary, The Hangar Flight Museum

The Hangar Flight Museum, Calgary

The aim of this website is to locate, identify and document every historical Warplane preserved in Canada.  Many contributors have assisted in the hunt for these aircraft to provide and update the data on this website.  Photos are by the author unless otherwise credited.  Any errors found here are by the author, and any additions, correctons or amendments to this list of Warplanes in Canada would be most welcome and may be e-mailed to the author at hskaarup@rogers.com.

Data current to 5 May 2020.

Calgary, The Hangar Flight Museum.  4629 McCall Way NE, Calgary, AB, T2E 8A5
(403) 250-3752.  Previously known as the Calgary Aerospace Museum.

A.E.A. Silver Dart, Baddeck, Nova Scotia.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3194198)

 (Daniel Photo)

A.E.A. Silver Dart replica.

 (Author Photo)

Aérospatial Alouette III, C-FCAZ.

Airspeed A.S. 10 Oxford Mk. II, parts.

 (Author Photos)

Auster AOP.7 (Serial No. 145 ES), CF-KYB.

Auster AOP.6 (Serial No.), parts.

 (Author Photos)

 (Daniel Photo)

Avro 652A Anson Mk. II, RCAF (Serial No. 7401).  Hangar Flight Museum.

 (RCAF Photo)

Avro Lancaster, RCAF, AF-A, 408 Sqn, Rockcliffe, 1 Apr 1964.

  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3584572)

Avro 683 Lancaster, RCAF (Serial No. FM217), Rockcliffe, Ontario, 6 Sep 1951. 

 (Author Photo)

Avro 683 Lancaster Mk. X (Serial No. FM136), NA-P, mounted on a pylon at the Calgary Airport, ca. 1977, before its restoration.

 (Author Photo)

 (Author Photo)

 (Author Photos)

 (Daniel Photo)

Avro 683 Lancaster Mk. X (Serial No. FM136), NA-P, 420 Squadron.  Hangar Flight Museum.  

Victory Aircraft Ltd manufactured Lancaster Mk X., FM136, Serial 31341, in 1945.  Assigned to No. 20th and 30th Maintenance Units in England, it was never issued to an active squadron. Returned to Canada to the depot at Pearce, Alberta, it was eventually converted to Maritime Reconnaissance configuration and taken on strength by No. 404 ‘Buffalo’ (Maritime Patrol) Squadron in Greenwood, Nova Scotia. It was subsequently transferred to No.407 'Demon' (MP) Squadron in Comox, British Columbia carrying operational markings RX-136 until it was struck off strength in April 1961. The aircraft was returned to Fort McLeod, Alberta to be surplused.

FM136 was acquired by the Lancaster Club of Calgary and mounted on a pedestal at the southwest entrance to the Calgary Airport terminal in April 1962. The aircraft was moved to the current museum site exactly thirty years later, in April 1992. The City of Calgary now owns the aircraft. It was restored by the museum and dedicated to Ronnie Jenkins in the summer of 2011.

 (Author Photo)

 (Daniel Photo)

Avro CF-100 Canuck Mk. 3A (Serial No. 18126). 

Bagyjo BG12 Glider.

 (Author Photos)

 (Daniel Photo)

Barkley Grow T8P-1 (Serial No. 8), CF-BQM.  Barkley-Grow # 8 (CF-BQM) was constructed in 1940 and left the factory under the control of an Aviation Hall of Fame member, Lee Britnell, for Mackenzie Air Service in Edmonton. This aircraft served many Canadian companies, including Pacific Western Airlines, Canadian Pacific Airlines, Parson Airways, Sioux Airways, Northland Airlines Ltd and Associated Airways. It has also been privately owned several times.

Recovered in Quebec by one of the Museum’s founding members Roy Staniland, CF-BQM was flown on floats to Calgary in 1979, landing on Chestermere Lake. Roy donated it to The Hangar Flight Museum for restoration and preservation.

 (City of Vancouver Archives Photo, AM640-S1-: CVA 260-1371)

Barkley Grow T8P, CF-BM-, on the runway in Vancouver, BC, 26 March 1940.

 (Author Photo)

Barkley Grow T8P-1 (Serial No. 3), CF-BLV.  Yukon Queen, on loan to the Alberta Aviation Museum.

 (RCAF Photo)

Beechcraft D-18S (C-45H) Expeditor Mk. III NM, RCAF (Serial No. 1534), AO-N in flight, ATC.

 (Author Photos)

 (Eric Friedebach Photo)

Beechcraft D-18S (C-45H) Expeditor Mk. III NM (Serial No. 1565), CF-GXC.  Expeditor CF-GXC (#Q/E 92-074) was acquired by the Canadian Department of Transport in 1954 and was put to a variety of uses by them until its retirement in 1967. Eventually this aircraft was acquired by the museum and restored to its original configuration through the financial assistance of the Department of Transport regional office in Edmonton and the Calgary Airport Authority.

Bell Model 47G/HTL-6 Sioux Helicopter, falsely registered as CF-NHH, which in this case stands for "No History Helicopter".  It is different from other Bell 47s in that it was not built by Bell, or by its licensees. In 1965 the members of the AME - Aircraft Maintenance Engineer - Technology Program at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology gathered sufficient helicopter parts to build an operational machine in order to train students in the basic operation and maintenance of helicopters. The parts received were assembled into a typical Bell 47G. The aircraft never received certification or registration. Although CF-"NHH" has no flying history of its own, it was invaluable in the training of students.  It was donated to the museum by SAIT in 1995.  The helicopter was refurbished in 2004 and was painted in the colours of an Alberta firm that flew the 47G and was actually based out of the building that now houses the museum: Bullock Helicopters.

 (Eric Friedebach Photo)

Bowers Flybaby 1A, C-GWIZ.

Cessna Crane Mk. IA, RCAF, (Serial No. 7892).  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3658261)

Cessna T-50 Crane, RCAF (Serial No. 2361), AF43-7502, in parts, in storage.

 (Eric Friedebach Photo)

Cessna 188 AG Wagon (Serial No. 0007), C-GXQM.

de Havilland DH.82C Tiger Moth, RCAF (Serial No. 4398), Rockcliffe, 15 NOV 1941.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3523312)

de Havilland DH 82A Tiger Moth, RCAF (Serial No. 3866), CF-CJO.  Hangar Flight Museum.

de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito B Mk. XX, RCAF Serial No. KB127), 24 Feb 1944.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3643722)

 (RAF Photo)

de Havilland DH 98 Mosquito test firing at night.

de Havilland DH 98 Mosquito PR Mk. 35 (Serial No. RS700).  CF-HMS, being restored.  Calgary Mosquito Society, and Hangar Flight Museum.

 (RCAF Photo)

de Havilland DH-100 Vampire in flight.

 (Author Photos)

 (Daniel Photo)

de Havilland DH 100 Vampire F Mk. III (Serial No. 17069), ex 6877D, parts.

 (Eric Friedebach Photo)

de Havilland Canada CC-138 Twin Otter (Serial No. 2), CF-PAT.

 (Author Photo)

 (Daniel Photo)

Douglas DC-3 (Serial No. 42-18960), CF-BZI.

Fairey Swordfish Mk. IV, RN (Serial No. HS275), J, No. 1 Naval Air Gunnery School, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, 1944.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3650796)

Fairey Swordfish Mk. V, parts.  Hangar Flight Museum.

Hawker Hurricane, RCAF (Serial No. 328), Test and Development Flight, 26 Aug 1939.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3574053)

Hawker Hurricane Mk. IIB, RCAF (Serial No. 5389), (Serial No. 42024), being restored.  Calgary Mosquito Society, and Hangar Flight Museum.

Link Trainer.

 (Author Photo)

McDonnell CF-101B Voodoo, (Serial No. 101021), ex-USAF (Serial No. 57-00321), 416 Squadron.

Mitchell U2 Flying Wing, C-GVOS, in parts, in storage.

 (Author Photo)

 (Daniel Photo)

Canadian Car & Foundry Harvard Mk. 4, RCAF (Serial No. 20273), C/N CCF4-64, C-FRUJ.  On loan to the Hangar Flight Museum.

Canadian Car & Foundry Harvard Mk. 4, RCAF (Serial No. 20471), C/N CCF4-262.  Hangar Flight Museum.

 (Author Photos)

North American F-86A Sabre (Serial No. 47-0606), unveiled June 1999, painted as Canadair CL-13 Sabre Mk. I (Serial No. 23175).

Rutan Quickie II, C-GRNI, Burt Rutan design, Ragallo Wing Hang Glider.

Sikorsky H-5 Dragonfly (Serial No. 9604) in flight.  (RCAF photo courtesy of the Shearwater Aviation Museum)

Sikorsky S-51 helicopter, RCAF 9603, 7 Apr 1949.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3520193)

 (Author Photo)

Sikorsky S-51/H-5 Dragonfly Helicopter, RCAF (Serial No. 9607), (Serial No. 51166), VC-GBC.

 (RCAF Photo)

Sikorsky H-19 Chickasaw helicopter in flight.

 (Author Photo)

Sikorsky S-55 (H-19) Horse Helicopter (Serial No. 55822), CF-JTI.

 (Author Photos)

Sopwith Triplane replica, Reg. No. N6302.

 (Author Photo)

 (Daniel Photo)

WACO EQC-6 Custom (Serial No. 4479), CF-AZM.  CF-AZM (Serial no. 4479) was donated to the Museum in August 1995 by Earle Flemming of Delta, BC.  The original CF-AZM (Serial 4449) was a Waco QC-6 Custom purchased and operated by Grant McConachie, then President of Yukon Southern Transport. He pioneered scheduled routes between Vancouver, Whitehorse, Prince George, Watson Lake, etc. As 1938 drew to a close, Yukon Southern was looking forward to its first year of operation without the loss of an airplane. On 22 November, 1938, pilot Ted Field misjudged his landing and put ‘AZM through the ice at Watson Lake. It was never seen again! In an inexplicable twist of fate, Yukon Southern lost three of its airplanes that same day in unrelated accidents!

In 1983, Jack Landage of Calgary purchased the aircraft in Woodlake, California and imported it to Calgary, where he restored it to mint condition with new fabric and overhauled engine. It was he who applied for and received the famous registration CF-AZM that Grant McConachie had used.

Collection of 58 aeronautical engines (Le Rhone, Clerget 9B, Rolls Royce Merlins, and a cut-away Orenda engine for a Canadair CL-13 Sabre).