Aviation museum welcomes new aircraft

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The Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada (2088 Wellington Ave.) unveiled its newest addition on Sept. 7 — a Lockheed L-10A Electra, CF-TCC .

The aircraft, which has been added to the museum’s permanent collection of 100 historic aircraft and more than 70,000 artifacts and archival records, was donated by Air Canada in celebration of its 85th anniversary. The Lockheed L-10A Electra was one of the first craft in Air Canada’s fleet, when it was previously known as Trans-Canada Air Lines.

“We’re very pleased that CF-TCC has landed at the Royal Aviation Museum and is now part of our permanent collection. This aircraft has ties to Winnipeg dating back to 1937 and to our museum in particular,” said museum president and chief executive officer Terry Slobodian in a news release. “Our museum was previously located in the original TCA hangar here in Winnipeg. The Lockheed Electra is a perfect picture of the early days of commercial air travel in Canada. We are grateful to Air Canada for their long-standing support of our museum and for entrusting us with this spectacular piece of aviation history.”

The Lockheed L-10A Electra has been added to the Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada’s collection of 100 historic aircrafts and more than 70,000 artifacts and archival records.

The Lockheed Electra is most well-known for being the aircraft flown by Amelia Earhart during her attempted around-the-world flight in 1937.

The Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information about the museum and to buy tickets, visit www.royalaviationmuseum.com

Kelsey James

Kelsey James
Community Journalist

Kelsey James is a reporter/photographer for the Free Press Community Review. She graduated from Red River College’s creative communications program in 2018 as a journalism major and holds a bachelor’s degree in rhetoric, writing and communications from the University of Winnipeg. A lifelong Winnipegger who grew up in southwest Winnipeg, Kelsey is thrilled to be covering the neighbourhoods she still calls “home.”

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