Our fifth annual Open Cockpit Day put a lot of smiles on a lot of faces.

Almost 1,000 people got the chance to sit in the cockpit of airplanes that are only open to the public for this once-a-year event. Although we were busy, lines were manageable and no one had to wait too long.

Our new RedBird flight simulators were also a big hit as hundreds of people got to check out these state-of-the-art training devices.

Special thanks to our University of Alberta students who were here to demonstrate their skills designing and building satellites for space. The AlbertaSat program represents the future of aviation development in Alberta.

Finally, our staff and volunteers should all be proud of their efforts helping us put on this major event. Not only does Open Cockpit Day bring in many visitors to see what our museum has to offer, it is a major fundraising event.

It helps us further our mission to be an active part of the community and stewards of Edmonton’s aviation history.

Keep you eyes open for our next Open Cockpit Day in September 2020.