Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum, Brandon

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  • October 3, 2017
    So many interesting things to see and learn about. The world of aviation as well as a lot of military history. Shows all the working parts of many of the military equipment that was available st that ...  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    Interesting museum with a lot of WW2 artifacts. Planes are amazingly well preserved and cut a at display of a rotary engine is very intriguing. Definitely worth a stop and look.  more »
  • September 13, 2017
    This is a small museum, operated by volunteers, with a few interesting aircraft and a lot of work in progress. They have a lot of parts stored haphazardly. The upper level historical area is more inte...  more »
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  • June 25, 2017
    An excellent way to spend a couple hours learning about the history of this Canadian War Effort. Friendly and knowledgeable staff with great displays and we'll labelled.
  • December 5, 2016
    This is a nice way to spend a couple of hours. An interesting experience and important part of our history. Worth taking a little drive out to see. Kids would love it and there are airplanes they can sit in. Lots of historical information and facts, old letters and names of people that served. Excellent for school trips in my opinion. A small souvenir shop. And a nice day out.
  • January 28, 2017
    We discovered the museum by accident driving cross country on our way out to BC (spotted a yellow training aircraft by a roadside hotel). I found this museum fascinating; since I had just read a book about the Commonwealth Air Training Plan and the great effort to plan and build the infrastructure to train the air crews for the war. My Dad, at the time a young man of 18, attended the CATP to be trained as a mult-engine pilot. Dad was assigned as an instructor before the end of the war. He lost both his older brothers, experienced pilots, to the war effort. The museum brought to life all the stories that I read in the CAPT book and adventures our father told us about as a child ! Everything from the hanger, Tiger Moths, Avro Ansons (multi-engine trainer), Link Trainer, etc I have been to many excellent air museums, I would consider this museum a diamond in the rough, and a must see for anyone interested in the Canadian Air Force (or British Commonwealth) early history ! Hats off to the volunteer group that has help preserve this key part of Canada's past ! Thank You !
  • August 23, 2016
    Beautiful place kid can enjoy a pedal plane wile you visit it's a big piece of Canada history. The is a plane you can sit in. It is pretty good.
  • July 28, 2016
    The museum is actually in the original Hanger that was used for the Commonwealth Air Training Plan. Also Russell Crowe made a movie at the museum.

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