May 23rd 2015 - Aviation garage sale

Our first aviation garage sale was a success ! Thank you to everybody who came to visit the museum. We are waiting for you next year ! 

December 2014 - Museum Acquires New Aviation Art

The Canadian Aviation Heritage Centre near Montreal recently acquired another outstanding collection of aviation and space art. The collection was generously donated by Mr. Sam Kloda a Montreal Financial Advisor. Comprised of 32 original paintings by Canadian and international artists the collection depicts the country's flying heritage from the early days to space exploration.

The inauguration was attended by Sam Kloda as well as renowned aviation artists Don Connolly, Jim Bruce and Brian Sturrock. Mr. Connolly also donated one of his paintings to complement the CAHC gallery. During the official opening the president of the Centre, Mr. John Lawson said, "We are immensely proud that the CAHC has been selected to present the collection to the public. The combination of the Kloda and Pasmore Collections constitutes the finest display of aviation art in the Province of Quebec".

October 18th - Open house - Garage sale

August 29th - Bleriot XI first flight


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A full scale replica of the Blériot XI christened ''Le Scarabée'', the first aircraft to have flown over the City of Montreal in 1910, successfully achieved its maiden flight on August 29, 2014.

Piloted by Robert Erdos, Chief Test Pilot with the National Research Council of Canada, the Blériot XI is a replica aircraft, based on original plans, built entirely by volunteers of the Canadian Aviation Heritage Centre in Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, Quebec. The first test flight was performed in ideal conditions following a 15 year construction period. 

In 1910, Count Jacques de Lesseps was the first man to fly over the City of Montreal, including Montreal’s City Hall and the "La Presse" building. The Blériot XI is a wood and fabric monoplane originally designed by Frenchman Louis Blériot and is famous for being the first aircraft to cross the English Channel.

The Canadian Aviation Heritage Centre’s (CAHC) President, Mr. John Lawson, expressed his congratulations and thanks to the volunteers who worked on this project, ''Without the dedication of our volunteers, it would have been impossible to relive this important moment in Montreal’s aviation history. '' 
As for the pilot, Robert Erdos, he is passionate about science and aviation and volunteers his free time to organisations restoring vintage aircraft; ''Piloting these historic aircraft from the golden age of aviation has an immeasurable value that completes my professional training as a pilot and it’s also extremely fun. '' 

Video: Kirk Bennett