Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Caledon - Great War Flying Museum

Location:  N 43° 45.517 W 079° 52.751  At the Brampton Flying Club airport, on McLaughlin Road.

Canada's only museum dedicated solely to the men and machines of World War 1.  Volunteers operate this wonderful museum, on the grounds of the Brampton Flying Club. Dedicated to preserving the airplanes and the history of the Great War.
The largest building, the hangar, features the planes, the workshop, and the current restoration in progress. All planes are either in fully operational flying condition, or undergoing restoration.
The second building houses the museum. The collection of artwork, mementos, equipment, and dioramas helps to explain the history of flight in the Great War.

The Museum will be open 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 pm. Saturday, Sunday and statutory holidays from the Victoria Day long weekend in May until the Labour Day weekend in September.

The second Saturday in September is the highlight of the year, with a free open house, flying demonstrations and vintage aircraft from across North America coming to show their skills.

1 comment:

  1. As an artist myself, I enjoy reading Philip Koch's sensitive writing about Edward Hopper and Andrew Wyeth, who along with Whistler and Rothko, are my favorite American painters.
    I don't live in the United States but have traveled and passed a short time there. But even with the little time spent in your beautiful country, especially in small-town America, I can relate to some of the poetical feel that Hopper and Wyeth had captured in their art, which is for me part of the attraction of their paintings.
    Browsing at the other day, as I do now and then, I find a good selection of Edward Hopper's work, ,in the big archive of Western Art, that customers can order online for canvas prints and even hand-painted, oil-painting reproductions can be made and sent to them.
    Hopper's surrealistic and depersonalized world is there again. Timeless, yes, as it is still there now in the roadside cafes and diners that I ate at all over America.


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