The Canadian Warplane Museum celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2022 and is planning an air show and a black tie event to mark the occasion. The museum, which has the largest collection of airworthy vintage aircraft in Canada, is based at Hamilton International Airport but the air show will be held June 25-26 at the nearby Brantford Airport. CEO David Rohrer said the event will showcase the best examples of restored vintage aircraft in Canada.
“Some of the really special airplanes include Spitfires, Hurricanes and Lancasters…and a salute to two other museums as well as our own who are celebrating with us,” he said. CWP operates one of two airworthy Lancasters in the world and more than 40 other aircraft. The museum started with the restoration of a Fairey Firefly in 1972 and thanks largely to generous support from Second World War veterans who went on to successful business careers, the museum grew to its present stature. “I think they wanted to remember their service, their sacrifice and duty during World War II…and have a standing tribute to it,” said Rohrer.