A report on Canada's Aviation Hall of Fame

View from inside the Aviation Hangar Exhibit at the Reynolds-Alberta Museum
Official medal of Canada's Aviation Hall of Fame
Belt of Orion Award of Excellence

Canada's Aviation Hall of Fame, based in the Reynolds-Alberta Museum in Wetaskiwin, Alberta, Canada, commemorates and honours those whose accomplishments in aviation contributed so much to Canada's development as a nation.

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Observe side of medal

Order of Polaris

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Awarded by the Government of Yukon's Transportation Hall of Fame for meritorious service in Yukon in the field of aviation.

Awarded by the Government of Yukon's Transportation Hall of Fame for meritorious service in Yukon in the field of aviation.

Observe side of medal

The Order of Polaris was created by the Government of Yukon in 1973, to honour members of the Canada's Aviation Hall of Fame, especially those who flew over Yukon.

Exterior of the museum's main building

Reynolds-Alberta Museum

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Agricultural, industrial, and transportation museum in Wetaskiwin, Alberta, Canada.

Agricultural, industrial, and transportation museum in Wetaskiwin, Alberta, Canada.

Exterior of the museum's main building
Exterior of the museum's main building
Exterior of the museum's main building
Aerial view of the museum property.
The conservation workshop inside the main museum building.
A Bucyrus-Erie 200-B power shovel, and a Bucyrus Class 24 from the museum's collection
A Fleet Fawn 7C from the museum's collection suspended in the air at the aviation display hangar

The museum's aviation display hangar also houses Canada's Aviation Hall of Fame.

Wetaskiwin

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City in the province of Alberta, Canada.

City in the province of Alberta, Canada.

Canada's Aviation Hall of Fame is also located a short walk away from the museum.

Neil J. Armstrong

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Canadian aviator.

Canadian aviator.

Canada's Aviation Hall of Fame in 1973

Lorna Vivian deBlicquy

Lorna deBlicquy

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Pioneering female Canadian aviator who flew for over 50 years, becoming Canada's first woman civil aviation flight test inspector.

Pioneering female Canadian aviator who flew for over 50 years, becoming Canada's first woman civil aviation flight test inspector.

Lorna Vivian deBlicquy

In 2014, she was posthumously inducted into Canada's Aviation Hall of Fame.

"Casey" Baldwin at Ridley College, circa 1900

Frederick Walker Baldwin

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Hydrofoil and aviation pioneer and partner of the famous inventor Alexander Graham Bell.

Hydrofoil and aviation pioneer and partner of the famous inventor Alexander Graham Bell.

"Casey" Baldwin at Ridley College, circa 1900
Aerial Experiment Association. Casey (second from right), Bell (centre), McCurdy, Curtis, and Selfridge

Following its creation, in 1974 he was inducted posthumously into Canada's Aviation Hall of Fame.

Edwards in 1943

Harold Edwards (RCAF officer)

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Canadian Air Force officer who played a prominent role in building the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF).

Canadian Air Force officer who played a prominent role in building the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF).

Edwards in 1943

In June 2012, Edwards was posthumously inducted into Canada's Aviation Hall of Fame for his "outstanding leadership in building Canada's national air force".

Strodl in the cockpit of a Supermarine Spitfire in 1943

Vera Strodl Dowling

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Danish pilot who gained fame in the Second World War as the only Scandinavian woman to fly for the RAF's Air Transport Auxiliary.

Danish pilot who gained fame in the Second World War as the only Scandinavian woman to fly for the RAF's Air Transport Auxiliary.

Strodl in the cockpit of a Supermarine Spitfire in 1943
Strodl in her "bomb jacket" (c. 1945)

In May 2000, she was honoured with membership of Canada's Aviation Hall of Fame.

Fox in 2006

Kathleen Fox (aviator)

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Canadian parachutist, pilot, flight instructor, air traffic controller, and business executive.

Canadian parachutist, pilot, flight instructor, air traffic controller, and business executive.

Fox in 2006
NTSB Chairman Christopher Hart, Board Members Robert Sumwalt, and Earl Weener together with TSB Chair Kathy Fox representing international collaboration to help improve transportation safety.

In 2016, she was inducted into Canada's Aviation Hall of Fame.

Zebulon Lewis Leigh

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Canadian aviator.

Canadian aviator.

Leigh was one of the founders of the Canada's Aviation Hall of Fame and was inducted in 1974.