In a recent “Have Your Say” an ex-aircraft maintainer was sickened that $3 million was spent on a “relatively stagnant Air Force Museum” by some elitists.
He is completely wrong in all his statements, and I write to correct them.
Firstly, the $3 million in question was spent by Vintage Wings of Canada, a not-for-profit group that owns the Roseland Spitfire, which they are restoring to flying condition.
It was not spent on the Comox Air Force Museum.
Secondly, the museum, an official RCAF museum, is far from stagnant: over the past six years fully 80 per cent of the displays have been extensively upgraded, earning rave reviews from tens of thousands of visitors from around the world and museum professionals alike.
The Comox Air Force Museum is open to the public from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. every day except Monday. Admission is by donation. Come in and see your Air Force heritage for yourself.
Jon Ambler, Program Manager & Volunteer Co-ordinator, Comox Air Force Museum