DeHavilland SC-2F Tracker Simulator

In the northwest corner of the hangar you will see the nose section of a de Havilland Tracker. This is a front section of an aircraft that was originally used as a crew systems trainer. 

Neither kids nor adults may TOUCH exhibits, but here they can play “airplane” and move the controls, make slobbering noises, etc. 

The display is configured for anyone, especially children who want the experience of sitting in a cock-pit of a real airplane. Visitors can manipulate the controls, flip switches, etc. This “hands- on“ display is very popular.

Why do we have half a Tracker?

This aircraft was used aboard HMCS Bonaventure, Canada’s last aircraft carrier.  The story is that while trying to land in high seas on a pitching deck the tail section contacted the aft part of the deck and the tail section was destroyed. The forward of the aircraft was recycled as a systems trainer.

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.