Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum (CWHM)
Gates open at 9 am
Airshow starts at 2 pm
John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport
The Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum (CWHM) is Canada’s Flying Museum.
CWHM proudly presents the Hamilton Air Show being held June 18-19, 2011. CWHM first presented this airshow back in 1975, and now in 2011, the air show is being re-introduced in preparation for the 40th anniversary of the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum next year.
2012 commemorates the 40th anniversary of CWHM. This year’s airshow (2011) will feature many vintage aircraft and warbirds, and the show will expand next year to celebrate the 40th year of CWHM in 2012.
The 2011 Hamilton Airshow will feature over 40 vintage aircraft. These vintage aircraft from past decades will be on display for everyone to enjoy some aviation history.
You’ll see incredible vintage aircraft from many organizations including:
- Vintage Wings of Canada
- Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum (CWHM)
- Canadian Harvard Aircraft Association
- The Military Aviation Museum
- 1941 Historical Aircraft Group
- The Great War Flying Museum
- Commemorative Air Force
- Canadian Aerobatic Team
The CWHM Hamilton Air Show will be fun for the entire family. There will be static aircraft displays throughout the entire weekend, and the air show performance will begin at 2:00 pm each day. Everyone will love browsing the aviation exhibits and seeing the many restored, vintage aircraft. Don’t forget to bring your camera. You’ll have many great photo opportunities.
The Hamilton Air Show will feature:
- First time appearance in Canada of a German World War II Focke Wulf FW190 (replica) fighter
- Canadian Harvard Aerobatic Team
- Hamilton Sport Parachute Club Skydivers
- Mock dogfight by World War I replica aircraft
- Bill Carter’s aerobatic act with his Pitts Special S2S (Watch for his inverted knife edge ribbon cut)
- Many rare World War II aircraft including Curtiss SB2C Helldiver, P-40 Warhawk, Firefly, Corsair and P-51 Mustang
- Spectacular Heavy Bomber Formation: Avro Lancaster, two B-17 Flying Fortresses and B-25 Mitchell
- Formation of two rare Canadian Lysanders
- Salute to the British Commonwealth Training Plan: Tiger Moth, Stearman, Cornell, Finch and up to a 10-plane Harvard formation
- Canadian Memorial Flight: Avro Lancaster, Spitfire and Hawker Hurricane
- Victoria Cross Flight: Avro Lancaster, Canso, Corsair
- Static Aircraft ground display (approx. 20 aircraft)
- Aircraft rides
- Flight Simulators
- Aviation Souvenirs
Vintage Warbird Aircraft
LearnToFly.ca Editor, Geoff McKay pictured here with this vintage warbird. Don’t miss a great opportunity to see many vintage aircraft at the Hamilton Air Show. There will be both static and flying vintage warbirds at the show.
Canadian Aviation History
Many of these vintage aircraft are historically significant and are a part of Canadian Aviation history. The Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum is home to many vintage aircraft, and many will be featured at the air show.
Public parking for the air show will be off-site located about 3 km away. Free shuttle transportation will be provided for air show visitors.
Advance Discount Tickets
Save money by purchasing your tickets in advance. Advance discount tickets are available until May 31, 2011. The advance discount tickets may be purchased at the Admission Desk at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum or by phone.
Call for Advance Tickets
Telephone: (905) 679-4183 ext. 229.
Adult (18 – 64): $25 at the gate ($23 Advance)
Senior (65+): $20 at the gate ($18 Advance)
Student (13 – 17): $20 at the gate ($18 Advance)
Youth (6 – 12): $15 at the gate ($14 Advance)
Child (5 & under): Free
Member Price: Free
2011 Air Show Lineup
The 2011 Hamilton Air Show already had a great lineup of aircraft and performances. The Aircraft appearing are subject to change due to weather, serviceability and operational commitments, but many incredible aircraft are expected.
- Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress (Chuckie)
- Focke Wulf Fw190 A8/N (replica)
- Grumman TBM-3E Avenger
- Douglas AD-4 Skyraider
- Curtiss-Wright SB2C Helldiver
- Pitts Special S2S (Bill Carter Aerobatics)
- Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.5a
- Fokker DR.I (x2)
- Sopwith 1 1/2 Strutter
- Boeing B-17F Flying Fortress (Memphis Belle) (See photo below)
- North American P-51D Mustang
- Curtiss P-40N Warhawk
- Supermarine Spitfire Mk. XVI
- Goodyear FG-1D Corsair
- Hawker Hurricane Mk. IV
- Westland Lysander Mk. IIIA
- Avro Lancaster Mk. X
- Westland Lysander Mk. III
- Fairey Firefly Mk. V
- North American Harvard Mk. IV (x2)
- North American B-25J Mitchell
- Beech D18S Expeditor
- Douglas DC-3 Dakota
- Boeing Stearman
- de Havilland Canada Chipmunk
- de Havilland Tiger Moth
- Fleet 21
- Consolidated PBY-5A Canso
- Fairchild Cornell (x2)
- Nanchang CJ-6A (x2)
- North American Harvard (x7)
- Fleet Finch Mk. I
- Fleet Finch Mk. II
This famous Boeing B-17F Flying Fortress is very well known, and you don’t want to miss this incredible opportunity. The Hamilton Air Show will be featuring many spectacular aircraft, but the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress is always a crowd favourite.
In addition to this crowd favourite, you will see some of the heaviest and largest warplanes ever made.
Heavy Bomber Formation
Watch for the Heavy Bomber Formation featuring the Avro Lancaster, two B-17 Flying Fortresses and the B-25 Mitchell. This impressive formation of heavy bombers will be another highlight of the air show.
There will also be many Static Aircraft on display at the Hamilton Air Show. These static aircraft are located on the grounds of the show, and you can come early during the day to enjoy many of these static displays.
Static Airshow Display:
- Bristol Bolingbroke Mk. IV (restoration)
- Fleet Fort
- Grumman CS2F-2 Tracker
- Sikorsky H-5 Dragonfly
- Canadair CT-114 Tutor
- de Havilland Vampire FB Mk. 6
- Lockheed T-33 Silver Star
- Lockheed CF-104 Starfighter
- McDonnell CF-101B Voodoo
- Canadair F-86 Sabre Mk. 6
- Northrop CF-5A Freedom Fighter
- Avro Anson Mk. V
- Cessna Crane Mk. I
- Fleet Finch Mk. II
- North American Yale (x2)
- de Havilland Canada DHC-5 Buffalo
- Auster AOP-VI
- Grumman TBM-3E Avenger (restoration)
- Avro Canada CF-100 Canuck Mk. 5
Consolidated PBY-5A Canso
The Consolidated PBY-5A Canso is a flying boat that performed it’s maiden flight back in 1933. More Consolidated PBY’s were manufactured than any other type of flying boat or amphibian. This PBY belongs to the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum. Don’t miss this aircraft, and many more at the Hamilton Air Show.
Hamilton Air Show 2011
Don’t miss the Hamilton Air Show!
June 18-19, 2011 (Saturday and Sunday)
John C. Munro International Airport
Gates open at 9 am
Air Show begins at 2 pm
Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum
9280 Airport Road
Tel. (905) 679-4183
See you at the Hamilton Air Show!