Hamilton's famous Lancaster bomber is in need of repairs and the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum needs help paying for them.
The organization is making a public plea for donations, as it needs to repair all four engines of the World War II aircraft.
The museum says each engine has an 800 hour flight time or about 15 years, based on the roughly 55 hours the museum currently flies the plane annually.
A spokesman says they need to secure funding for all four engines over the next 18 to 24 months so the flying schedule isn't interrupted.
It costs about half a million dollars a year to conduct regular maintenance on the Lancaster. Overhauling the four engines every few years costs an additional $500,000