Canada Aviation and Space Museum

Canada Aviation and Space Museum

February 16, 2011 08:00 ET

Media Advisory: Celebrate National Aviation Day at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum

February, 23rd, 2011

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 16, 2011) - On Wednesday, February 23rd, the Canada Aviation and Space Museum will celebrate National Aviation Day with a series of special activities highlighted by the inauguration of the new Museum wing. The day will feature the first Green Aviation Research and Development Network (GARDN) conference, a special appearance by the Snowbird team on the ground and the second annual Canada Aviation and Space Museum Career Day.

Career Day

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Leading aviation and aerospace organizations will showcase the diverse career opportunities found in these sectors. The event will include information booths, live demonstrations, activities, and keynote speakers:

  • 11:00 a.m. – Presentation by Cedric Paillard, Ottawa Aviation Services, "How to Become a Commercial Pilot."

  • 1:00 p.m. – Presentation by Lt. Col. Maryse Carmichael, Commanding Officer, 431 "Snowbirds" Squadron, "Aviation Careers in the Canadian Armed Forces."

Green Aviation Research and Development Network (GARDN) conference

The GARDN Conference, Fly Green - Making our Dreams a Reality, provides an unprecedented opportunity to prepare today in order to be ready for tomorrow's green aviation technology challenges.

Snowbird School Matchup

Schools that reserved will have the opportunity to meet a Snowbird pilot or ground crew member for a special tour of some of the Museum's aircraft.

Inauguration of the New Museum Wing

5:00 p.m.

The new wing features a high-tech, multi-purpose auditorium with 250 theatre-quality seats, and state-of-the-art classrooms fitted for universal access and equipped with the latest in teaching technologies. A distance-learning capacity will be integrated into the design to enable the participation of audiences across Canada, and to ensure a greater reach for the Museum's programs and offerings.

  • 5:05 p.m. – Snowbird CT-114 Tutor dedication ceremony.

  • 5:30 p.m. – Presentation of Transport Canada Safety Award.

  • 5:45 p.m. – Presentation of GARDN scholarships for excellence in aviation research and education.

Media interview and photo opportunities available.

Contact Information

  • Canada Aviation and Space Museum
    Kelly Ray
    Office: 613-949-5732
    Mobile: 613-298-5616