You will soon be able to check out some of the vintage warbirds familiar to the skies in the Hamilton area once again.
Starting June 26 at 10 a.m. you will be able to get a closer look at the aircraft although limited attendance and physical distancing rules will be in effect at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum.
The museum has posted the following rules on its website:
• Stay home if you are not feeling well.
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• It is mandatory to have a mask when entering the building. If you don’t have a mask, one will be provided. It is recommended that you wear a mask both for you and your fellow visitors’ protection.
• Practise good hygiene. This includes washing your hands for at least 20 seconds regularly during your visit, avoiding touching your face, and coughing/sneezing into your elbow.
• Always keep your family unit together when walking through the museum and keep children within reach.
• Please be patient – don’t crowd around exhibits. Practise physical distancing guidelines, keep two metres (six feet) away from others, and please wait your turn.
• To remain contact free, the museum is not issuing admission wristbands. As such, there will be no re-entry privileges.
• Enter and exit the building at the designated “in” and “out” doors.
The hangar, gallery and gift shop will be open with some possible restrictions.
Flight simulators, Air Combat Zone, Radio Room and hands-on displays are closed to the public.
Museum officials say other than flying some aircraft back from storage in Brantford, there have been no public, member or training flights so far this year.
The CWH Chipmunk, Harvard, Tiger Moth and Stearman are ready for flying and passenger bookings and details are still being worked out.
Museum officials say they expect the Avro Lancaster to fly on July 1 to celebrate Canada Day.
The museum will have reduced hours, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.