Sponsored by: Nav Canada, Fast Air and Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada

To find more information and to register, please click on this link: Welcome Letter Winnipeg - 2018 .pdf



         OF VIMY RIDGE

          An Aviation Festival!!!

    AUGUST 6th 10:30-3:30

Lyncrest Airport 57119 Murdock Rd north of Tinker Town

Get up close and personal with two WW1 Nieuport replica flying aircraft.

  • v  Silent Auction.
  • v  50/50 draw (minimum $200 prize for the winner).
  • v  Fly-in pilots door prize.


  • v  Food and drinks for sale
  • v  Ultralight Pilots of Manitoba information booth.
  • v  99s Women in Aviation information booth.
  • v  Glider information booth.
  • v  Canadian Aviation Historical Society information booth.
  • v  Air Force, Navy and Army cadets invited *.


  • v  STARS air ambulance helicopter *.
  • v  Vintage aircraft courtesy of the CATP Museum in Brandon.
  • v  Sopwith Camel airplane *.


  • v  On Saturday 5 August, 2017, we will host an evening campfire and smores & “tall” stories fun time event, 7h30 to 10h30 pm.
  • v  Fly-in pilots are invited to camp out under the wing and enjoy a scrumptious breakfast on Sunday 6 August, 2017.
  • No rain date ! We suggest you bring a folding chair. Further details will be updated on our facebook page.
  • *To Be Confirmed                                


Women Fly 2017: Family Air Fair invites families, individuals and organizations to explore aviation at St Andrews Airport on June 3rd 2017:

 To fill in a Passenger Waver and bring with you to speed up the registration process, please click here:

To register, please click here:

Cessna Citation 560 Ultra Maintenance Course | March 31 - April 13, 2017

Fast Air Ltd. is hosting a Transport Canada Approved Maintenance Course on the Cessna 560 Ultra in Winnipeg Manitoba from March 31- April 13 2017. For more information, please contact Dennis Lyons at




Take our Kids to Work Day  - November 2, 2016

Film Training Manitoba @ the Winnipeg Film Group Facility and Manitoba Aerospace  @ Winnipeg Forces Base-17 Wing

Take Our Kids to Work Day is a national, annual program for Grade 9 (or equivalent) students to experience workplaces across the country.  Students are typically hosted by parents, friends, relatives and volunteers on this day in November. The program supports career development by helping students to explore career activities by experiencing a day in the world of work and to begin thinking about the kind of job they might aspire to. 

The Alliance of Manitoba Sector Councils organized Take our Kids to Work Day activities from 2009 to 2014. In 2015, Manitoba Career Prospects took over the coordination of the event and will continue this important initiative which allows up to 40 Grade Nine students to learn about occupations and skills development in a number of different sectors/companies. 

Manitoba Aerospace used previous contact lists to send out invitations to select schools.  The schools that participated included: Daniel Macintyre Collegiate, Tec Voc High School, Hugh John MacDonald, Kelvin High School, Sisler High School and Landmark High School.   30 students from these six schools attended the event with 4 chaperones, one staff from Manitoba Aerospace, one staff from Manitoba Aviation Council and two staff from MTEC (Manitoba Career Prospects).

The students and chaperones met at Polo Park by 9:00 am to board the tour bus which took the participants to the Winnipeg Film Group facilities on Arthur Street in the Exchange District.  From 9:45 until 11:30, the students created their own animation short films, took part in the activities involved in filming a movie scene, and toured the facility with a member of the Winnipeg Film Group.  The bus left downtown about 11:30 am and arrived at The Forks – for a free lunch, provided by Manitoba Career Prospects.  Students were given 15 minutes of free time to explore The Forks. 

From 1:00 until 2:45, the students took part in a tour of the WFB -17 Wing.  Students were divided up into four groups for smaller group tours of the facilities.  The first stop was the Search & Rescue (SAR) Technician room where they got to try on parachutes and learn about what it takes to be involved in a Search and Rescue Operation.  Students were then taken on board the DC10 to sit in the cockpit and learn about what it takes to fly and navigate this plane.  For the second stop on the tour, we visited with the Load Master, who is in charge of loading the DC10 for missions and refueling of fighter jets.  The third stop was a visual inspection of the outside of the DC10.  The last stop was a tour inside and out of the Dash 8, which is used for navigational training.  

The group loaded back onto the bus at 3:00pm and returned to Polo Park before 3:30.  The students and chaperones filled out evaluation sheets before leaving the bus. Overall, the comments were very positive.  The Film Training Manitoba event scored 4.3 out of 5 and WFB -17 Wing scored 4.9 out of 5.  Many respondents indicated that they appreciated the opportunity to see and do something that they wouldn’t ordinarily do.  

Thanks to Barb Bowen from Manitoba Aerospace for doing all of the pre-event work, inviting the schools and following up with the ever changing list of students and for making the arrangements to get us onto the CFB 17 Wing.  Thanks to Benjie Aytona and his colleagues from Film Training Manitoba and Manitoba Film Group for organizing the events for the morning.  Also, thanks goes to Ellice Gan and Sherry Antonio for taking time out of their busy schedules to attend the events with the students.  Thanks also to Ellice for taking pictures at the various activities.  



The Fifth Annual Gilbert Bourrier Safety Seminar/Pilot Decision Making/Crew Resource Management Presentation:

Will be held on Saturday, 26 November, 2016 at 09:00 at the Springfield Flying Club Flight Centre, Lyncrest airport.   Transport Canada approved currency workshop.

We have another interesting line up.  NavCanada will be one of our presenters this year, talking about winter flying, flight planning and other safety issues.  We are very fortunate to have Dr. Garry Hawryluk talking about some of the finer and more interesting aspects of pilot decision making.  There will also be another round table discussion on a topic which should be foremost in our thoughts each time we go flying. 

There will be a $10.00 fee to attend and there will be a light lunch after the session.  This should give an opportunity to talk about safety issues and speak with the presenters.  All proceeds will go toward the Gilbert Bourrier Model Building Workshop.

For TC validation and to register, please send an email with your full name and license number to Peter Moodie at:

It is the only way we can assure you of a seat when you arrive and have enough food to go around!


2017 Career Fair - University of Manitoba

January 17th from 3:30pm -7:00pm

January 18th form 9:30am – 2:30pm

2nd Floor, University Centre, U of M

JOIN us for the annual January Career Fair, co-hosted by Career Services and the Career Development Centre, Asper School of Business at the University of Manitoba.

MARKET your organization to thousands of qualified students at this high-profile two day event.

CONNECT with students from all faculties and programs at the University of Manitoba eager to learn about your organization and potential employment opportunities.

RECRUIT for full-time, part-time and summer positions, or volunteer opportunities

REGISTER now at:



Join the MB 99's for free pilots learners permit classes starting Oct 16, Sunday at 6 pm at Lyncrest Airport 57119 Murdock Rd in the Club House. Participants write the PSTAR and Radio Operators Certificate exams which are required for the Pilot Learners Licence. Students must be 14 years old to fly solo. Everyone welcome.

Women pilots are able to borrow C-FLUG, the MB 99's 2-seater aircraft, for $20/hour.


MAC is a proud sponsor of...      

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Local chapters around the world will be holding Girls in Aviation Day events to encourage and inspire young women to pursue their aviation dreams


A note of Thanks to Everyone who made it a success.... from Northern Spirit

Thank you all so much for volunteering at our Girls in Aviation Day. We couldn't have made it such a huge success without your help. Because of your talents, skills, energy and enthusiasm the girls got to see you all as role models; as strong and successful women in aviation and aerospace. Our quarters were a little tight and crowded, but the girls hardly seemed to mind, there were so many young girls who had bright wide eyes and smiles on their faces who were so eager to learn. Thank you again for being your amazing selves.

To see photos from the event, please click here


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