Museum History

The museum started 25 years ago, when a group of aviation buffs convinced Edmonton City Council to let them use the historic Blatchford hangar on Kingsway.

It’s the last remaining double-long, double-wide hangar from the World War II era and is a protected historic resource.

Over the years, hundreds of dedicated volunteers have worked on our iconic collection of more than 20 aircraft, including many ground-up restorations.

With the closure of the airport, the museum moves into a new phase, becoming the historic cornerstone of the new Blatchford community. We are also embarking on a major revitalization to better tell Edmonton’s exciting flying history to a whole new generation.

                            Plaque detailing construction details of the Blatchford hangar now occupied by the AAM.


Vision:

To boldly share Blatchford’s aviation stories and shine a spotlight on Edmonton as a window to the world.

Mission:

We are an active community partner and stewards of Edmonton’s aviation history, providing a dynamic visitor experience and sharing stories about the role of aviation in building our community.