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Discovery the fascinating story of flight on the prairies. Prairie people have been flying for more than 75 years, barnstorming, or carrying passengers, freight or mail.


Jodel D-9

This is a homebuilt aircraft. The design is French, but it was modifed in Canada to take a larger engine and fly at faster speeds. Rem Walker, formerly of Estevan purchased the plans from an Edmonton company in 1959 and built the plane in his garage. He flew it until 1983, putting in over 1100 hours of recreational flying in this plane

Avro Anson Mark I

Avro Anson Mark I

The Avro Anson MK I was first manufactured in the United Kingdom in 1939 for Coastal Patrol duties for the RAF. In 1940/41, with the advent of the BCATP, approximately 1500 were shipped to Canada for the purpose of training pilots, navigators, Wireless Operators, Observers and air gunners.

This aircraft was restored by the Vintage Aircraft Restorers. The Anson restoration took 6 1/2 years and over 23,000 hours of volunteer time and talent. This plane was one of eight originally assigned to #32 Service Flying Training School in Moose Jaw in 1940 and the only one to survive.

1946 Norseman Mark V

CF-SAM airplant in Moose Jaw WDM

The 1946 Norseman Mark V with the call letters CF-SAM was the second plane to fly for the Saskatchewan Air Ambulance Service, North America's first civilian air ambulance program. By 1974, the plane had been traded to a company in Latah, Washington and was headed for the scrap pile. The Saskatchewan Tourist Association wanted to return the plane to the province, and acquired it for the Western Development Museum.  

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Cessna 195

Cessna 195

This Cessna 195, purchased second hand early in 1958 and overhauled for use as an ambulance, was one of four Cessna 195s in the 1950s Saskatchewan air ambulance fleet. Pilot Don Campbell once referred to the 195s as the "backbone of the operation." 

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1929 Gipsy Moth Airplane

Built by deHavilland Aircraft of Canada in Toronto, the biplane changed hands many times over its life span. In the mid-1930s it was used briefly by Prairie Airways, Moose Jaw then by the Moose Jaw Flying Club.

Stinson 108-1 Airplane

Stinson 108-1

Manufactured by Consolidated Vultee of Pontiac, Michigan in 1947. It was acquired in the 1990s by the Saskatchewan Flying Farmers and restored for exhibit at the Moose Jaw WDM. The Saskatchewan Chapter of the National Flying Farmers Association was organized in Estevan, Saskatchewan in 1955.

Vickers Vedette (replica)

Vickers Vedette

The replica Vickers Vedette flying boat was reconstructed by the Vintage Aircraft Restorers (VAR). In 2003 the WDM acquired the remains of a wooden hull Vickers Vedette flying boat. The WDM created a small exhibit to tell the Vedette story in northern Saskatchewan. The exhibit has now been expanded to include a replica.

The first Vedette was built for the Royal Canadian Air Force by Montreal’s Canadian Vickers in 1924. During the late 1920s and into the 1930s, Vedettes were used in Saskatchewan for aerial mapping and forest fire patrols in the north. No Vickers Vedette has survived intact anywhere in Canada.

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