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Vulcan Air Base, First Hanger, Rear View

To the left of this shot is the old runway, slowly being reclaimed by grass and tumbleweeds. I was able to get out onto the tarmac and drive along the backs of the hangers to the far end. The concrete still seems smooth and in good condition except for cracks through which grass is growing easily 4 feet high. Having arrived in the wee hours of the morning, I have never seen this facility in daylight. I will really have to return sometime for another look.

Curious about the history of this place? See what these buildings looked like when they were new by visiting The Alberta Aviation Museum or learn more about the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan and what life was like in nearby Southern Alberta communities at The Nanton Lancaster Society and Air Museum.


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