Christavia MK1

It looks quite like an old Aeronca, but it’s a new design intended for missionary flying in Africa, the aircraft’s name Christavia means “Christ-in-Aviation”. It could be built for wheels, skis, or floats. A variety of engines can be used in this airplane.

The aircraft was the project of a Saskatchewan builder who was unable to complete the work.  Our local chapter of the Recreational Aircraft Association bought and completed the aircraft as a wall-mounted display. It certainly attracts attention in our hangar. 

The Christavia is a single engine, high wing, conventional landing gear-equipped aircraft. The fuselage is of steel tube construction. The wings are flapless, predominantly wooden, use a custom Mason airfoil design and are supported by dual wing struts. The exterior is finished with aircraft fabric covering. The acceptable power range is 65 to 100hp (48 to 75 kW) and the standard power plant used is the 65hp (48 kW) Continental A65 four stroke four cylinder horizontally opposed piston aircraft engine. – Artifact Collections

Important: Change of Hours & New Entry to Museum

(Oct 1st to Apr 30th)

Open Wed to Sat,  9am to 4pm daily
Closed Sun, Mon & Tues

Pre-arranged Group Tours may be available upon request on closed days.

Entry

Effective August 1, 2020, the museum no longer has street-front access. Unfortunately, due to the economic impact of Covid-19, the museum has had to move all its activities to our unit at the rear of Hangar 5. The new entrance to the museum will be via the gate at the north side of the building. Signage with contact and entrance instructions is displayed. Please check back here for updates on our progress as we reorganize the museum. As always, contact us with any questions or to schedule a visit or a flight.