About The Exhibit
Mission Statement: To create an educational, enlightening and entertaining museum about the compelling story of the Gimli Glider event incorporating memorabilia from Gimli’s aviation heritage.
The founding Committee along with a few private aviation enthusiasts dedicated to the telling of this unique Canadian aviation story, have worked to ensure that some of the famous aircraft has returned to its ‘home’, as so many have referred to Gimli through the years.
Fin #604 flew passengers for another 25 years before ending her service with Air Canada. This to the delight of many who sat in her seats, telling family and friends they flew on the Gimli Glider.
We have benefited from several donated pieces of memorabilia from the summer’s eve landing and with additional items from Captain Robert Pearson’s personal collection.
Local residents who played a role have written their stories from the night that made world headlines the next morning. People can often recall exactly where they were when they heard the news about the skilled landing.
We are indebted to the original group of people that donated the funds to secure the parts from the dismantled aircraft. These authenticated pieces were returned to Gimli for the future viewing of visitors who have an interest in learning the entire story and what happened through the following years.