In a reproduction of a battle front flying hut, Nigel tours some of the amazing artifacts and models on display.
Nigel meets the volunteers who keep the historic World War I planes flying, at The Great War Flying Museum, and ventures aloft as a tail gunner in a Sopwith bi-plane to confront the Red Baron’s tri-plane.
DID YOU KNOW…
The first aircraft at the Museum, an 0.85 scale British SE 5A, was purchased from an amateur aircraft builder in Langley, BC, and still flies. This is the only aircraft that is not full scale. All subsequent replicas are full scale and built from original blue prints in the Museum’s hangar.
The Great War Flying Museum was founded in 1970 by a group of keen pilots, to provide an appreciation of World War I aviation history by building and flying period aircraft replicas as well as displaying period artifacts.
HOW TO GET THERE
The Great War Flying Museum is located at:
Brampton Airport, 13691 McLaughlin Rd, Caledon
From Hwy 401/Hwy 410 intersection head north about 20 km to Hwy 10, 1st left at Old School Road, 1st right at McLaughlin, about 2 km to airport on right. Museum is 1st set of buildings on right.
CHECK THEIR WEBSITE FOR OPENING TIMES, GROUP TOURS AND OTHER DETAILS: