Let's take a step back in time. Thank you to the Penticton Museum & Archives for helping us uncover these photographs capturing some pretty incredible moments in the history of Penticton Airport.
Pictured above: Queen Elizabeth II greets crowds after arriving at Penticton Airport on May 6, 1971. Hugo Redivo photo, City of Penticton Museum, PMA9984.
One of the first airplanes to land in Penticton, 1932. City of Penticton Museum, PMA11043.
Photo Survey Squadron with converted Martin Maryland bomber at Penticton Airport. Date: ca. 1945-1955. Ed Aldredge photo, City of Penticton Museum, PMA2340
Penticton Flying Club with high wing Cessna and three members, June 20, 1959. City of Penticton Museum, PMA20616.
Princess Margaret waving farewell from steps of Pacific Western aircraft at Penticton Airport, 1958. City of Penticton Museum, PMA22445.
Prime Minister John Diefenbaker shaking hands with RCMP officer in front of four engine aircraft, Sept. 30, 1961. City of Penticton Museum, PMA22194.
Penticton Vees officials descend from plane at Penticton Airport from World Championships, 1955. City of Penticton Museum, PMA5102.
Construction of Control Tower at Penticton Airport, 1970. City of Penticton Museum, PMA4026.
Queen Elizabeth's visit in May 1971, with the Duke of Edinburgh and Princess Anne being introduced to Mayor and Mrs. Stuart by Hon. Frank Richter, B.C. Minister of Agriculture. Hugo Redivo photo, City of Penticton Museum.
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