If you are a fan of the Air Zoo in Kalamazoo you should  see the Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada.

On my recent vacation this was one of the places my wife and I checked out while we were in Canada.

It reminded me a lot of the Air Zoo here in Kalamazoo.  The museum highlights the history of bush flying and protecting the land in Canada from forest fires.

Bush planes are ones that can land in rough terrain or on water.  Many of these planes are used throughout Canada in fighting wildfires.

The museum showcases many of the planes that have been used over the years.  It features a film on fighting wildfires and the waterbombing (dropping water from above) of the fires.

There is also a simulator that gives you a choice on where you want to fly and another film highlighting a bush pilot.

A few of the planes located in the museum actually allow you to sit inside.  I didn't really have a clue on what to expect at this museum but it is interesting to see what the Canadians do to combat wildfires throughout the country.

It is located in a historic hanger so if you enjoy planes and love the Air Zoo you should head up to Sault Ste. Marie in Ontario and check it out.

 

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