In Hamilton alone, there are over 12,000 students at more than 25 schools who cannot rely on supplemental assistance from parents or the community for student funded educational field trips.

FUN and Education

Canadian Warplane Heritage is a PLACE OF LEARNING FOR EVERYONE, a special place where children are encouraged to discover the history and science of Canadian Aviation through our COLLECTION OF AIRCRAFT AND ARTIFACTS.

Education Services

Since 2000, the Education Service's attendance has grown to more than 20,000 students from schools in Hamilton and the GTA - An average of 125 students are on site every day!

For Grade 6 in particular, we have created an exciting approach to the Ontario Science and Technology curriculum, specifically the Properties of Air and the Characteristics of Flight. Classes are held in an aviation environment with "classrooms" situated beside or under the Museum's aircraft.

Grade 6 learning on an Aviation Field Trip at Warplane Museum


Our professional staff consists of pilots, retired teachers and school administrators, Scout and Guide leaders and others who have an intense passion for aviation. All programs use a "student centered" approach to learning, featuring many hands-on activities.

Grade 6 watching a presentation on an Aviation Field Trip at Warplane Museum

Grade 6 on an Aviation Field Trip arriving at Warplane Museum

Project "High Flight" Accessible Learning Experiences

Project High Flight - a new Museum program that offers a rare source of inspiration, allowing Grade 6 students from inner city schools the chance to enjoy the same educational opportunities as their peers get to experience.

Providing accessible learning experiences to this group makes the Project High Flight initiative so important and you can make sure young students at these schools are not left out when their families cannot afford to support special educational opportunities for their children.

Sponsorship Support Details: We are requesting sponsorship of one or more "at risk schools" in your area, at $900 per class. This will allow approximately 25 students and their teachers to participate in the day long program, including instructor and material costs, return bus transportation to the Museum and our hot lunch program. All funds raised for this initiative will go towards the access of Grade Six students from these schools to participate in the Museum's Flight Program.

Sponsors will receive:

  • an income tax receipt for the donation amount
  • student letters of appreciation to their class's donor

Project "High Flight" Teacher comments:

"They Loved it. Many inner city students would never be able to afford this opportunity. It was well planned, well organized entertaining and engaging – the kids loved it. The lunch was a great addition. If we want young people to Know about their heritage, we need programs like this. Thank you for thinking of kids that never get these experiences."

Grade 6 Teacher — Hess School, Hamilton

"This was a quality, well rounded educational experience that benefited my students tremendously. It was well paced,and developed. I would go back with every class I have and highly recommend it to my colleagues."

Grade 6 Teacher — Lumen Christi School, Milton

What the Kids had to say...

Grade 6 student's testimonial on an Aviation Field Trip at Warplane Museum

Another Grade 6 student's testimonial on an Aviation Field Trip at Warplane Museum

What you can do?!

To sponsor part, or all of a school ($900 per class)

Make an on-line donation or contact the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum at: 905 679-4183

Please specify Project "High Flight" to direct your donation accordingly

Any donation will help these under privileged children fly high with their peers!

We thank and recognize the following Project "High Flight" sponsors:

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