The BC Aviation Museum Society is dedicated to preserving aircraft and aviation artefacts. We collect, restore and display aircraft and artefacts related to the history of aviation in Canada, with emphasis on British Columbia.
The Museum is currently restoring a number of aircraft and the shop floor is full! In 2003, the Noorduyn Norseman was completed and rolled-out. The next major event was the roll-out of the restored Avro Anson MKII, in the summer of 2004.
Current restorations include an Auster AOP 9, a North American Harvard, a Lincoln Sport and a Vickers-Armstrongs Viscount Model 757 (see photo and info below). The Lockheed T-33 is now painted and looks stunning in it's grey and orange colour scheme.
This Vickers-Armstrongs Viscount Model 757 was delivered to Trans Canada Air-Lines on March 28 1957 and remained in their fleet until April 27 1974. From January 21 1977 until June 10 1980 CF-THG was operated by Harrison Airways of Vancouver. When it's flying days ended it was used by Pacific Vocational Institute for maintenance training until September 1995 when it was replaced by a 737 aircraft. The Viscount was then parked on the Vancouver ramp until 2005 when she was purchased by the BCAM for one dollar. THG was transported to the Museum from Vancouver by barge through the assistance of BCAM member Glen Pearce and the courtesy of Nickel Brothers House Moving. Restoration work began in the Spring of 2007
Dave Stillman, Fred Fudd, Win Albrecht and other volunteers at the BC Aviation Museum are working hard to restore a North American Harvard. Over the past 4 years this project has involved several other members at one time or another.
The restoration crew is currently searching for part of the landing gear so if you have any information about where this can be sourced from please contact the museum.
Please click on the thumbnail pictures to view the larger images of this work in progress!