|Getting There |||Located in Cheltenham, Ont.|
|Sat–Sun: 11AM–5PM (from May 24th to Oct 31st)|
Profile Last Updated: August 04, 2008
Formed in 1970 in Brampton, Ontario, this all-volunteer group is dedicated to recreating the sights, sounds and feel of World War One combat aircraft, to honor the pilots who served with gallantry and distinction during the Great War of 1914 - 1918. These volunteers build, maintain and fly World War One replica fighter aircraft. They also feature a display of precious artifacts to take you back to that time in history.
A Full Hangar
Some truly amazing airplanes are on regular display here. Some of the more notable flying machines include a Sopwith Camel, the aircraft flown by the legendary Canadian Ace Billy Bishop. Equally impressive is the all-red Fokker Dr. I, the famous plane used by possibly one of the most famous fighter pilots of all time, Baron Manfred von Riktoven, AKA “The Red Baron.” Move over, Snoopy!
More than Just Planes
Inside the museum, visitors will get to see a glimpse into the lives and routines of the pilots of that day. Everything from uniforms to all kinds of equipment, all of it original, is on display. Areas of the museum are set up to replicate the inside of the living quarters that pilots would have stayed while on duty. This is a rare opportunity for visitors to step into the past for an afternoon.