Aircraft collection & Restoration Area

Restoration Area

Beauty from Wreckage

More than half the aircraft you see today in our collection started out as wrecks. Over the three decades that the museum has been operating, our volunteers have lovingly, and persistently, worked to turn twisted pieces of metal, broken wood, and rotting fabric into gleaming historic aircraft.

Among the finished projects include a Fairchild 71C, an Anson MKII, a Mosquito bomber, a B-25 Bomber, and two Noorduyn Norsemans. 

New projects are underway and we welcome you to have a look at what goes into making an aircraft. Our volunteers are always happy to explain what they are doing and share their stories.

Museum volunteer lovingly works on a wing frame of a P-39 Airacobra

Restoration Projects

Bell 206 JetRanger under restoration in shop. Aircraft Identification Number: C-FQZB

Bell 206A JetRanger

Museum restorations are currently underway on a Bell 206A Jet Ranger. The helicopter is being restored in RCMP colours as part of a display that will pay tribute to the

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Bell P-39 Airacobra under restoration in shop

Bell P-39 Airacobra

Restoration work continues on two rare Bell Aircraft P-39 Airacobra Second World War fighter planes at the Alberta Aviation Museum.  This project is in partnership with the Reynolds Alberta Museum

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