to Sit in a Cockpit
Nearing the end of our couple of hours browsing through Airplanes, we were approached by a staff member who asked if we wanted to sit in one of the Cockpits of the plane. That answer is always going to be yes, and I’m not sure who was more excited, Jamie or Violet. When we remarked how tight it was, I learned that it’s actually not the original seat, it’s a bigger one. Yikes.
for the Photo ops
While we zoomed through the airplanes I was drawn to garage door side of the hanger and wished that I would have brought along the ‘real camera’ instead of the iphone. Pictures are awesome on the iphone and I use it daily, but oh, there could have been some fantastic portraits captured against that wall. That’s on my list of places to go with the kiddos to capture some portraits.
bonus: kids under six are free, parents were $10.50. Airplane figurine souvineres were about $5-7 from this trip. But, you can always skip the airplanes if you want to keep it on a budget.
to Sit in an Ejection Seat
Trying to buckle herself into this seat was one of Violet’s favorite parts of the afternoon at the Alberta Aviation museum. She sat there for a good ten minutes trying to match the buckles together and get herself secured. At least, I think it was an ejection seat. It was close to the actual ‘please don’t touch this one’. Either way, the kids will be stoked.
to be a Passenger
You can climb into one of the planes, and spend a few minutes playing pilot or flight attendant – and if you’re making your way around the room, it’s about half way through the excursion, making it perfect to keep everyone entertained throughout the trip the not available to touch or climb on displays.
tip: bring your quarters, there’s a fun helicopter flying simulation that costs a quarter. Older kids will love it.
to Touch a Propeller
Because, that is one of the coolest parts of being in the museum, is being able to touch something that you may not have otherwise been able to in real life.
Find out more, including events and hours on the Alberta Aviation Museum website.