The Bootsman family with kids Mathan and Addison had a great time flying their airplane strollers.

More than a dozen volunteers, who do everything from rebuild historic aircraft to construct exhibits and displays showed their craft this week at the museum’s Servus Free Access Night.

Adam and Noah Bjorkman got to check out the cockpit of the Hawker Hurricane.

“We’ve been here before,” says Ray Bjorkman who brought five members of his family including his young sons Adam and Noah. “All the volunteer work that goes into this. You can tell the time and effort. I’m impressed.”

Stacey Bootsman brought her husband, along with son and daughter Mathan and Addison.  “He (Mathan) is obsessed with helicopters right now,” she says. “The restoration bay was open and he could actually see a helicopter, so it’s awesome.”

Wayne Davison learned about our P-39 project from volunteer Mark Crompton.

Servus has been running Free Access Nights since September 2017. It offers no-charge admission to the museum on the last Thursday of every month between 5pm and 8pm. More than 600 people have taken advantage of the program. The next free night is March 29.

Thanks to all our great and dedicated volunteers who play such a huge part in making our museum a first-class attraction.



Linda and Mark John remove old rivets from the P-39 fuselage.