The Hangar Flight Museum, located at the southern end of Calgary’s international airport, has once again suffered winter storm damage to its annex, a hangar with a fabric-covered roof that is used to house numerous aircraft in its inventory. It experienced similar damage during a winter storm two years ago. The main part of the museum, a more permanent but older structure, was unaffected and remains open. Much of the museum’s collection is owned by the City of Calgary.
“It is a difficult time, again, but we’re using this as an opportunity to build awareness,” the museum’s executive director Brian Desjardins told Global News in an interview, referring to the museum’s plans to construct a new, larger facility to house the museum’s entire collection. “The new building is going to give us more space for historic aircraft that we do not have the space for right now.”
The museum’s target is to raise $60 million for a permanent building and related facilities.
Go to the bottom of this newsletter to see the video of a news report showing the recent damage to the museum.