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Burgess Dunne

Burgess Dunne (Replica)
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Replica:  Mahogany, brass, fabric and nitrate  
Dimensions:  Wingspan:14.33m, Length: 90.22m
Max Speed:  89 km/h
Crew:  2
Role:  Observation
In service:  1914-1915
with the Museum since 2001. Acquired from Barry MacKeracher
The first Canadian …

From the Burgess-Dunne to the Globemaster III

New Exhibit!
The museum’s newest exhibit was officially opened on 1 April 2009, celebrating the advances in aviation technology over the past 100 years and highlights the renowned history and heritage …

September 21, 1914

Burgess-Dunne: The Canadian Military’s First Aeroplane
In the early stages of the First World War, as the battle was raging in Europe, The Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) prepare to leave for …

First World War (1914-1918)

Canada did not have an air force at the outbreak of the First World War. The officials seemed to ignore the idea of developing an air element. In 1909, when …

Camp Mirage Monument

Camp Mirage
When the Government of Canada announced its participation in the American-led Operation Enduring Freedom, an operations base in the Middle East or South-west Asia was required. After an intensive …

Grade 7

Understanding Structures and Mechanisms
Form and Function
Over the years, aircraft inventors have succeeded in mastering the creation of wing structures. In doing so, critical factors were considered, including not only …

Grade 2

The Fantastic Flight of the Silver Dart
It all started over 100 years ago, 23 February 1909, when the Silver Dart became the first heavier-than-air craft to fly in Canada. At …

Camp Mirage Memorial Cairn unveiled at National Air Force Museum of Canada

by Amy Jones, Contact Newspaper
On Wednesday July 6, 2011, a ceremony at the National Air Force Museum of Canada (NAFMC) was held to unveil the Camp Mirage Memorial Cairn. The …

Grade 3

Materials Mania
Alexander Graham Bell is famous for his invention of the telephone which revolutionized communication. His advances in the field of aerospace engineering are less well known but in Canada …

Grade 11

The Rev-olution of Engines
This program enables students to develop technical knowledge and skills as they study, a comparison between the working cycle of a piston engine and a turbo-jet engine. …