On a fateful Saturday in the early summer of 1983, the little town of Gimli, Manitoba made big headlines as an Air Canada pilot pulled off one of the greatest emergency landings in aviation history. The Gimli Glider is surely one of Manitoba’s (and the world’s) most unique aviation stories – with a happy ending, too. The Gimli Glider Exhibit tells the story of an extraordinary moment of flight and innovation with memorabilia, aircraft parts and artifacts from the now-famous Boeing 767.
Head to this brand new museum in Gimli, Manitoba to take a deeper look into the history, the resulting inquiry and the impact that the event had on the aviation industry as a whole. Put your flying skills to the test and try your hand at landing the Gimli Glider in the flight simulator, or take a rest in real Boeing aircraft passenger seats to watch a variety of stories and films about the event. But before you take the trip to this Must-See-Um, let’s get the facts straight on what happened on July 23, 1983…Read More »