The passing of our friend, Doug Moan.
It is with our deepest sorrow that we here at the Canadian Museum of Flight announce the untimely passing of long-time volunteer, Doug Moan. Doug was a major force amongst the volunteer ranks, starting in the early days of the Museum when it was located at the Crescent Beach site. His aircraft maintenance skills were legendary. Doug's "maintenance fingerprints" are all over just about every piece of equipment in the Museum, especially the fleet of flying aircraft. Flight Operations will miss his unswerving dedication to keeping the aircraft running. Doug wrote the book on how to prop-start the Museum's non-electric aircraft such as the Fleet Finch, Tiger Moth, Waco INF and SE5a. He and his wife Arline, have spent many decades volunteering their time and energy to ensure the success of the Museum. And for this, the Museum members, volunteers, and staff are so very grateful.
A Celebration of Life for Doug Moan was held at the CMF hangar on Saturday, January 9 2016 at 2pm. with a flypast at 2:30.
Doug Moan and the Museum Flight Ops gang at the 2004 Abbotsford Airshow
(l. to r. - Cal Booth, George Kirbyson, George Serviss, Dave Beales, Bill Findlay,
Bryan Carr, Steve Serviss, Doug Moan, Bob Fowles).