Moving history

"Canadian Air & Space Museum", aviation, photo, Space

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A rare opportunity.  Big preparations today at the Canadian Air and Space Museum for tomorrow’s press conference and announcement timed to coincide with the 40th anniversary of the first moon landing.

Our special guest, of the aircraft variety, is the Silver Dart replica.  Built to honor the 100th anniversary of powered in flight in Canada, she flew on February 20th on the same frozen lake on Cape Breton Island.  Dedicated volunteers spent thousands of hours building the replica and we’re so very happy to have her on hand for our celebration.  Watch for some big news!

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I was really lucky to spend some time up close before we moved her to the big hanger.  Very surprised to see this modification.  Pretty sure it wasn’t on the original but I’m sure it comes in handy when you’re sitting in a completely open cockpit on a windswept lake in February.