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A CANADIAN EXAMPLE OF THE A-26 “INVADER” FIRE BOMBER!
The purchase, restoration and preservation of an airworthy Douglas
A‐26 Invader vintage
aircraft to be used as the backbone of a new aviation museum to
be located in Southwest
Ontario. The Museum will focus on involving youth in aviation and
passing on the love of flying
in Canada to the next generation. The aircraft would also serve
as a flying memorial to the
Men and Women of all fire fighting services across Canada. The
A‐26 played an important
role in Canadian aviation history as one of the most prolific air
tanker attack aircraft used for
forest fire suppression. These World War II aircraft were still
used for aerial fire fighting until
2004!. There are still a few airworthy Invaders in Canada but time
is slipping away to preserve
one of these incredible aircraft in flying condition; PLEASE HELP
SAVE A CANADIAN A‐26.
How can you Help:
We will need volunteers with a passion for vintage aviation who
are looking to pass along their
knowledge and passion to the next generation of aviation enthusiasts.
We will also need any
and all assistance from individuals with experience related to
radial engines and vintage
aircraft operation who would like to impart their knowledge.
PLEASE DONATE IF YOU CAN! We will have a limited window to purchase
example of this aircraft. Our initial campaign will be focused
on raising funds to purchase an
A‐26 and return to Southwest Ontario. Donations of any amount
To donate Please Contact Matt at: 519‐765‐3099 or E‐mail:
Mailing Address: 9564 Penhale Road, R.R. No. 3, St. Thomas ON,
Or visit our website at www.youthflightmuseum.ca and Donate via Paypal.
YOUTH FLIGHT MUSEUM of AVIATION
Canadian Vintage Aviation Southwestern Ontario
“Keeping the Dream Alive”
History of the A-26 Fire Bomber “Tanker” in Canada
This highly manoeuvrable, WWII attack aircraft proved its worth
in wildfire operations in Canada, due to its speed, rugged
design, flight duration and Range (1,200 Miles), the A‐26 Invader became the mainstay in the battle to deal with the ever
growing problem of fighting forest fires in Canada. A‐26 Invaders served for close to 30 years fighting fires in Canada and
are a testament to the heart and soul of Canadian Aviation. Please
help preserve one of these incredible aircraft in flying
PLEASE HELP SUPPORT THE HISTORY OF AVIATION IN CANADA AND OUR YOUTH.
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