Big Chill coming to Langley’s flight museum

Cool engines, treats on tap Saturday at the Langley Regional Airport.

Carla Deminchuk is among those firing up all her creative juices, trying to come up with fun, entertaining, and enticing ways to attract more people to explore the Canadian Museum of Flight.

Next on the itinerary, The Big Chill happens this Saturday, July 29 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the museum hangar on the east side of the airport.

The public is invited to see how they hand-prop a vintage airplane, participate in a pre-flight walk around with a certified instructor, look to the skies and admire aircraft flyovers while devouring a variety of ice cream treats/ .

“Come hear the roar of the engines as we start up some of our vintage airplanes,” said Demichuk, the media relations officer and treat maker for the flight museum.

“We’re starting up everything with an engine,” she added, noting the hope is to fly the replica Sopwith Pups built and flown to France to be part of the Vimy Ridge tribute earlier this year.

They’re also hoping to fly their North American Harvard.

“It’s going to be cool engines, and even cooler treats,” Deminchuk said.

And it’s all free with admission, which is by donation.

Every cent donated, museum manager Dave Arnold explained, goes to keeping the doors open and the flight museum operational.

Last month’s social event was a strawberry tea and movie night. Next month is a Pups for Pups joint fundraiser being held in with the Langley Animal Protection Society on Sept. 23, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.