The Great War Flying Museum

To honour the pilots who served with gallantry and distinction during the Great War of 1914 – 1918.

Ground to Sky 2019 – Father’s Day – Sunday June 16th

 

 

 

GROUND TO SKY: THE GREAT WAR IN MOTION

The Great War Flying Museum presents a day filled with World War One living history: airplanes, cavalry, motorbikes and more.

 

100 years ago, at the end of WWI, the Fokker D.VII was the most feared German aircraft in the skies.  One of the Fokker D.VIIs that was handed over to the Allies at the Armistice had a colourful paint job and a Canadian connection.  In 1919, “RK”, the plane of Richard Kraut, joined the first squadron of the newly formed Canadian Air Force where it was flown by Canadian heroes such as Billy Bishop and William Barker.

 

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After nine years of dedicated volunteer work, the Museum’s full sized replica Fokker D.VII “RK” has been test flown! At Ground To Sky, “RK” will be back in the air for all to see. “RK” joins the museums fleet of five replica aircraft representing England, Canada, America and Germany.

 

  • The museum’s Great War aircraft will take to the sky as they recreate the sights and sounds of early aviation.
  • The inaugural “Aero Camping Exposition” brings an inside look at this exciting aspect of aviation.
  • The Hamilton Signals Corps will attempt the difficult task of sending messages using WWI technology to the Museum’s planes as they fly overhead.
  • Canadian Army Medical Corps re-enactors will represent the thousands of men and women who served overseas, saving countless lives.
  • The Peel Regional Police Pipe and Drum Band will add stirring regimental music.
  • The Gents of Swing big band will fill the hangar with old, old oldies.
  • The museum’s artefact annex will be open with model-making demonstrations.

 

Join us at Brampton-Caledon Airport

13691 McLaughlin Road, one west of Highway 10

Sunday, June 16 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

  • Admission with parking is $20 per car: $10 per motorbike
  • See greatwarflyingmuseum.org for more details
  • The Brampton Flying Club restaurant has a breakfast and lunch menu – open until 3 p.m.

 

 

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