News & Events
Join us at SAM for a free
lecture!On Friday, 15 November 2019, at 1:00 pm, author
Anne Gafiuk will speak on her recent book, "Quietus:
Last Flight, Accident Proneness in WWII".
Fully trained RCAF pilots aboard sixteen fatal flights
during WWII in Canada and Alaska were selected for an
accident proneness project in 1946 featuring a range of
locations as well as variety of aircraft.
Why were these pilots chosen? With the assistance of
WWII RCAF veterans, post-war pilots, and aviation
historians, Anne Gafiuk recreated the study to find out.
A case study will be featured in the presentation,
focusing on a pilot from Montreal: William Eugene
McNichol and what happened to him and the crew aboard
Canso A9781 in February 1944 off the coast of
(Books will be available with proceeds to the Bomber
Command Museum of Canada, Nanton, AB. Preorders most
Anne Gafiuk is a former elementary school teacher in
Calgary, Alberta who turned to freelance writing. During
her research into WWII RCAF pilots for a fictional
story, she became very interested in vintage aircraft,
the people involved with them and their history, taking
her on a new flight of discovery.
CH124 Sea King:
Two CH124 Sea Kings
have been inducted into the SAM; CH12401 and CH12431 are
now on view!
The museum has had new exhibits installed, in our "Time
Capsule" we celbrate Shearwater'a 100 years of service,
and our Victoria Cross room has been renovated to
profile F/L David Hornell and Lt(N) Robert Hampton Gray.
Peter J. Robichaud:
A show of aviation
art by this amazing local artist is now on view. If you are
interested in Canadian jets of the Cold War era, this
show is for you!
Shearwater Aviation Museum is currently experiencing a
very high volume of artefact donations, and as such a
significant backlog in assessing the material for our
collection exists. Should you wish to offer items for
consideration for our collection, please call the
curator, Christine Hines, at 902-720-1083, in advance to
discuss your objects. Artefact
donations will not be accepted without prior