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Ottawa ChapterFormed in 1964, the CAHS Ottawa Chapter has more than 250 members today, some of whom live outside the region.

CAHS Ottawa Chapter meetings are held on the last Thursday of the month from September through May (except December) in the Bush Theatre of the Canada Aviation and Space Museum, Rockcliffe Airport, and feature guest speakers, films, slide shows, book signings, and visits to the restoration workshops of the Museum. Speakers present both first-person accounts and researched papers covering all historical periods and aspects of aviation. Recent talks have dealt with the Canadian use of specific military and civil aircraft, squadron and company histories, and the noteworthy aviation experiences of people from the Ottawa-area. Visitors are always welcome.

We also have a Research and Projects Group that meets monthly. These are very informal gatherings, where members show their current and historic aircraft slides and videos or outline some of their research interests. Again meetings are open to anyone and new faces are always welcome.

Our annual membership fees include receipt of eight issues of the newsletter, the Observair. The Observair provides a summary of each formal meeting. It also presents short historical articles and notes by members, informs members of aviation events in the Ottawa-area, offers news and reviews of aviation books, as well as notice of other articles of aviation or historical interest. Many of the our members from outside the National Capital area have joined just to receive this newsletter.

New members will be sure to meet others who share their interests in this large and diverse chapter. We make a special effort to ensure that new members are made welcome. Please join us and see for yourself!

Chapter Meetings

Date: The last Thursday of the month from September through May (except December)
Location: Bush Theatre, Canada Aviation and Space Museum, Rockcliffe Airport
Time: 1930 hours
Landing Fee: $1 for refreshments

  • Chapter Contact Information

    Mailing Address
    CAHS Ottawa
    728 Thicket Way
    Orléans, ON K4A 3B6

    Ottawa Executive

    Timothy Dubé
    Chapter Director
    (613) 841-6349
    Orléans, ON
    Rachel Heide
    Membership Secretary/Treasurer - (Ottawa)
    (613) 443-9975 (Home)
    Var, ON

  • Ottawa Chapter Registration Form

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    Ottawa Registration Form

  • Research and Projects Group

    Meetings: Second Tuesday of each month (including the summer)

    Location: Board Room (Room 221) of the Administration Annex to CASM

    Time: 1900 Hours

  • Upcoming Meeting Information

    backpage 514When: Thursday, 24 April 2014
    Time: 1930 hours
    Where: Bush Theatre, Canada Aviation and Space Museum, Rockcliffe Airport
    Landing Fees: $1.00 for Coffee and Donuts; $3.00 for Parking
    Title: HIGHLIGHTS FROM MY AVIATION INDUSTRY CAREER
    Guest Speaker: Colin Hine, a systems engineer and project manager with Avro, Hawker-Siddeley Aviation, and Boeing in the 1960s-70s, shares details from some of the projects he worked on as digital systems were introduced to missiles, tactical navigation, and fly-by-wire controls. Visitors and Guests are welcome.