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Triumph, tragedy, and perseverance can best describe the first fifty years of the Canadian Warplane Heritage. While it has grown into a world-renowned aviation museum, it began rather innocuously in the early 1970s under the leadership of two friends who had a dream of flying a P-51 Mustang.
Fifty Years: Canadian Warplane Heritage chronicles the organization’s history including the many trials and tribulations – from the growing pains of a fledgling volunteer organization, to the loss of a co-founder in a tragic crash, to a devastating hangar fire, and to narrowly escaping financial ruin.
Highlights of this meticulously researched book include a behind-the-scenes look at the many aircraft restorations, the Hamilton International Air Shows, and the Lancaster’s journey culminating in an ambitious trip to England. Readers will enjoy over 600 photos of people, aircraft, and events. Each aircraft that has been part of the museum is profiled in a detailed history for armchair aviators.