With the support and efforts of the National Aviation Museum Society, the current main display building was opened in 1988.
One project of special interest to NAMS (National Aviation Museum Society) was the current restoration of a very rare WW II Beaufighter, a type flown by recently deceased Ottawa resident Rayne “Joe” Schultz, DFC and Bar. He shot down three German aircraft on a single night as part of his distinguished career in which he was credited with eight enemy aircraft destroyed.
NAMS made significant contributions to this restoration project along with contributions to the restoration of other aircraft and the aviation related education of Canadian Youth. Sadly at this time the Beaufighter restoration is on hold due to other projects currently taking precedence at the the Canada Aviation and Space Museum.