To honour the pilots who served with gallantry and distinction during the Great War of 1914 – 1918.
As you turn off McLaughlin onto the approach road to the Brampton Flying Club, you will pass two buildings on your right. This is the home of the GREAT WAR FLYING MUSEUM.
The large blue hangar contains the aircraft and workshops, but the first of these buildings is a brown wooden structure designed to resemble a typical airfield flight hut in France or England at the time of the First World War.
Once inside though, instead of the expected clutter of old office furniture, discarded flight jackets and tea- stained desks, the visitor will be led on a journey of discovery through various galleries and displays showing all aspects of military air life during that early period.
From flags and uniforms to models and fragments, from machine guns to lovingly embroidered mementos from wives and sweethearts, the collection includes a diorama of a Zeppelin raid over England, and a trench warfare display featuring land-fighting vehicles of the time.
The art collection alone is worth a visit, with prints, photographs, limited editions and posters of the era.
Our aim is to keep alive, by preservation and education, the memory of those daring young men who served Canada so valiantly, and all the brave young men who pioneered military aviation.
The Great War Flying Museum is a member of the Canadian Museum Association and the Ontario Museum Association.