Contact Us
WDM Moose Jaw
Facebook Twitter Instragram YouTube Short Line Donate Now

Regular Hours:
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Daily


Holiday Hours >>

Phone:
1-306-693-5989

Location:
50 Diefenbaker Dr.
Moose Jaw, SK

Calliope

Education Programs

WDM Library

The Saskatchewan Story green bookWinning the Prairie Gamble 

 

Vintage Aircraft Restorers -
Vickers Vedette Project


Inside a representation of the Moose Jaw Western Aeroplane Company hangar, a group of hard-working volunteers from the Vintage Aircraft Restorers work on their latest project: building a replica of a Vickers Vedette 'flying boat'.

In 2014 the VAR Vedette Project won won a Ninety-Nines Canadian Award in Aviation. Find out more about this award -->

More about the Vickers Vedette -->

Click on the photos for larger images.

2016

Vickers Vedette restoration project 2016

2014

December 2013

The Vintage Aircraft Restorers now have both top wings on and will be working on placement of the bottom wings next. They are strictly lining everything up and making sure that it all fits together properly. The wings will come off again in order to complete the work on them.
Testing the fit of the top wings

Vedette with both top wings on.

November 2013

The Vedette is now out of the hangar and one of the top wings has been attached as a test.Vedette out of hanger, testng top wing fit

Earlier workVedette under construction - hull looking good

Vedette hull upside down

Vedette under construction - covering the bottom of the hull

Vedette under construction - hull, full view

Vedette under construction - hull

Vedette hull under construction

Close up of the interior of the Vedette hull and two volunteers hard at work

Two volunteers work on Vedette hull

Two volunteers work on Vedette wing

Vedette wing frame

Building the Vedette wings

Vedette wing

Different parts of the vedette's wings

Vedette under construction - covering the frame, nearly done

Vedette under construction - covering the frame nearly done

Vedette under construction - covering the wooden frame

Vedette under construction - shop with project underway

Vedette under construction - continuing to cover the frame

Vedette under construction - covering the frame

Vedette under construction - body frame, nearly complete

Vedette under construction - wooden frame from the side

Vedette under construction - wooden frame