This is a Noorduyn Norseman VI, a Canadian designed workhorse of a plane well suited to northern climates. It dates to 1943.
The De Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver is a mainstay of Canadian bush planes, reliable and adaptable for taking off and landing on water, land, or snow. This one dates to 1947.
The Stinson SR Reliant is this one. First manufactured in 1933, it fits the purpose of bush flying quite well.
A display had a model of an airship. The R-100 was one of two dirigibles built as part of a concept for travel across the British empire. The R-100 successfully made a trans-Atlantic crossing to Montreal in 1930 with 44 crew and passengers. Its partner, the R-101, met a bad end in northern France later that year while starting out on a trip to India, crashing and bursting into flame. Of the 54 aboard, only 6 survived. The idea of a fleet of British airships ended with it.
More planes. Overhead is an ornithoper, the Snowbird, a human powered craft made by University of Toronto graduate students and flown in 2010 at Tottenham, Ontario. It was a flight of only nineteen seconds, but it made headlines around the world for proving that human power could fly in and of itself. The ultra light craft now has its home here. Below it is a Cessna 150, which is used for short talks during the day, with chairs set up around it.
Across from them is a set of engines mounted into the wall displays.
Here we have a look back at the Cessna.
Moving on to something bigger. This is the Boeing 247D. A passenger plane introduced in 1933, the 247 showed the direction that passenger planes were to take. This is one of only four complete models left in existence.