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Aviation Museum Offering ‘Unexplored’ Tours Today

December 4, 2011 7:00 AM | Entertainment

By David Klassen

The Western Canada Aviation Museum will provide hangar tours this afternoon, focusing on the stories of pilots who flew in Canada’s unexplored north about 100 years ago.

Early bush pilots would frequently fly under primitive conditions over vast, difficult terrain in the most challenging weather conditions. With little, if any, radio communication, the pilots and their planes often disappeared for days on end. The pilots relied on fuel caches left in remote areas, and unreliable compasses.

Guided tours will begin at 2 p.m. and are free with general admission. Member admission is free.

The museum is located at 958 Ferry Road.