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“Pretty good, u to date” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Alberta Aviation Museum

Alberta Aviation Museum
Ranked #20 of 181 things to do in Edmonton
Certificate of Excellence
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Miami Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 270 helpful votes
“Pretty good, u to date”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2012

A great museum overall even if your not a museum buff. There are fighter jets and older aircraft. The museum staff is very enthusiastic about the history and involving you in the story of each exhibit. The former snowbird pilots work here as well.

Visited November 2011
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Edmonton, Alberta
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“Amazing for history and aircraft enthusiasts”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2012

An impressive bunch of volunteers have renovated a huge collection of historic military and commercial aircraft. Customer service at the front desk varies from very friendly to fairly grumpy, but remember these are volunteers. Ask for a young volunteer to help guide you on the simulators.

Visited July 2012
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Edmonton, Canada
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“Edmonton's proud aviation hitory on display”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2012

Edmonton has had a proud aviation history. Blatchford Field was the first licensed airport in the country, and the airport was the base for a great deal of bush pilot activity, connecting Edmonton to the North. The city has been referred to as the Gateway to the North. Also, during World War Two, the airport played a huge role in staging the ferrying of aircraft to Europe for the Allies.

This museum, in an original hangar, houses a terrific collection of restored aircraft and aviation-related artifacts that played a part in Edmonton's aviation history. From the Norseman which was a Canadian-built workhorse of the North, to the Mosquito and Avro Anson bomber, there are enough wonderful displays to keep visitors occupied all day.

The museum also hosts the occasional visit of interesting aircraft. This place is well-worth a visit.

Visited August 2012
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Sherwood Park, Canada
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“Air History in Edmonton”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2012

We both enjoyed our journey into the history of the city center airport and the importance of the pilots who flew from here over the past century. It is well worth the $10.50 entry fee to get a bit more understanding and appreciation of the dedication of many people who developed flight with very rudimentry equipment. I did not know how important this airfield was to the war effort either.
I will visit again.

Visited September 2012
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Edmonton, Canada
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“exceptional learning of the airplane”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2012

Enjoyed learning the edmonton history of airplanes, but what was build first and how flew. Learned of types of planes in war and why planes have advanced so much for the past years.

Visited December 2011
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