Around the Museum
While the building of two Sopwith Pup replicas is taking front stage at the Museum, other volunteers are quietly continuing with other essential work.
Bill is removing the fabric wing covering over the RH fuel tank on the Waco Cabin biplane.
It is a slow process that will allow the fuel tank to be removed and examined.
Expert woodworker, Les, prepares the forward fuselage coaming on the Tiger Moth
under restoration. Is there just a suggestion of a 1960s 'hair-in-curlers' morning?
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It's a runner...
The Sopwith Pup No. 1 has started into its test program with the first engine runs on 10 November.
Museum members involved in the building of the Pups pose with the first aircraft.
From left: Sam, Wayne, Peter, Jim, Phil, Mike, Ray (Team Lead), and Dave.
On the other side of the prop: Allan, Vic, Bruce, Bruce, Dave and Bill.
(Photo credit: Ann Fessenden)
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The Canadian Museum of Flight is one of the few places in the world to see a reconstruction of a WW2 Handley Page Hampden light bomber. One of these rare aircraft is being restored at the Royal Air Force Museum at Cosford, UK. See a link on our website at;
Have you checked out our Aviation History section? There are details of the people and the aircraft that made history in BC. See;
This WW2 photo shows Langley personality, Art Seller, with his Hawker Typhoon.
Why is the Museum Manager rolling a bomb around the premises??
Actually, Mike, assisted by volunteer, Bill, is moving a wingtip fuel tank to a maintenance facility to have it restored and repainted so that it can be fitted to the polished T-33. Space restrictions have prevented the tanks from being fitted to the T-33 at its present location. However, it is planned to relocate the aircraft to the new Museum site at Langley Airport, accessible off the Fraser Highway.
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