Thrill of flight on display
The thrill of flight was on display today, as hundreds of people came out for the B.C. Aviation Museum’s annual open house.
The popular event just keeps getting bigger each year.
It was hands-on fun, as kids climbed into the cockpit of historic planes.
Visitors also got the chance to take the controls of a flight simulator.
Outside the hanger, planes of all sizes were on display.
From home-made kit aircrafts to this TransCanada Airlines plane.
The Vicount 700 series started flying in 1952 and was considered state-of-the-art at the time.
Aaron Stefik is a volunteer with the Museum.
“The really revolutionary thing about this aircraft is the engines.
This was the first use of a turbo prop engine where instead of modern turbo jets or the previous radials, the air taken in was used to turn the prop itself.”
Lots of different planes were on display and one of the highlights was an aircraft with fold-up wings.