Air and Space: Canadian Innovations
Just in time to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation! Get the inside scoop on some of the most intriguing Canadian aerospace innovations of all time. Download it — FREE.
Use our new app to learn more about your aerospace collection. Hear stories from the people who flew some of Canada’s most famous aircraft, such as the iconic de Havilland Canada Beaver. View archival footage, check out period advertisements, and discover some homegrown world firsts!
Learn about James A. Richardson, often referred to as “the father of commercial aviation in Canada”.
10 Chapters – One for each highlighted technology from the Silver Dart to the Canadarm.
Artifact Biographies are short and sweet, and designed as snappy introductions. Great for reading on the fly as you chase down the active toddler in your family!
Got a bit more time? Want to read more at home, or on your daily commute? Dig deeper by choosing a path through five thematic icons to uncover more stories, archival footage, period advertisements and more!
People: Find out more (sometimes firsthand!) from the people behind the planes.
Canadiana: Everything from coins to stamps to stories of Canadians on the world stage.
Technological Tidbits: Stories that focus on an artifact’s inner workings.
Interesting and Intriguing: We’ve curated a selection of more in-depth stories to take you a little deeper than the biography. Sometimes we show you old ads that speak to the era, sometimes schematics, and sometimes we tell you more about how the aircraft was built. Every artifact has different stories to tell!
Did you know? Fun, fast facts that you’ll want to share with friends!
BONUS: Two Museums for the Price of One!
Air and Space: Canadian Innovations was produced in partnership with the Royal Aviation Museum in Winnipeg, through generous funding by the Richardson Foundation and the Kenneth M. Molson Foundation.
The unique nature of our partnership means that when you download the app you’ll also be downloading the Royal Aviation Museum’s content. So, whether you’re in Ottawa or Winnipeg, you can see highlights from the collections of both museums. We highly recommend that you explore the collections and stories from both!
Air and Space: Canadian Innovations is available for download from the App Store and on Google Play. While you’re there, check out and download our other apps: Ace Academy, Ace Academy: Black Flight, and our newest games, Ace Academy: Skies of Fury and Space Frontiers: Dawn of Mars.Back to top