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Welcome to the Manitoba Chapter

Written by Alan Rust.

Manitoba ChapterThe Manitoba Chapter meets on the last Thursday of the month, from January to May, and from September to November. Our meetings are held in conjunction with the Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada, 958 Ferry Road. We feature speakers that cover all aspects of aviation. Past meeting subjects have included Battle of Britain pilot Johnny Kent, airships, and aviation museums around the world. We also host special events, such as the visit of Lieutenant Colonel Maryse Carmichael, then commanding officer of the Snowbirds air demonstration squadron, and tours of local aviation facilities like the Standard Aero / General Electric Testing, Research and Development Centre. We hold an annual two evening film festival dedicated to historical aviation films. We often hold sales of used aviation books and magazines.

Our meetings are free, and open to everyone interested in Canadian aviation history. We provide the coffee and doughnuts. Check out our Google+ page for more information.

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 Meetings: Last Thursday every month except June, July, August, and December.
 Location: Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada , Hangar T-2, 958 Ferry Road, Winnipeg
 Time: 1900
 Landing Fees: Free (collection taken for refreshments)
 Annual Fees: $0


  • Upcoming Meeting Information - CAHS Manitoba Chapter Meeting

    Our next event will be our Christmas gathering, at Aaltos Restaurant at the Canad Inns Polo Park, on Tuesday 12 December, between 6 pm and 8 pm. This is a social gathering, come and go, with no programme. There will be a turkey buffet, or people can order off the regular menu. Spouses and guests are welcome.

  • Upcoming Meeting Information - CAHS Manitoba Chapter Meeting

    Our January meeting will take place on Thursday 25 January, 7 pm, at the Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada, 958 Ferry Road, Winnipeg.

    We will also hold our chapter annual general meeting at the start of the evening.

  • Chapter Contact Information

    Mailing Address:

    CAHS Manitoba
    c/o 819 Ashburn Street
    Winnipeg, Manitoba
    R3G 3C8
    (204) 293-5402

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    (Left to Right) Jim Bell, President, Gord Watt, Member-at-Large, George Pasieka, Treasurer, Alan Parkin, Member-at-Large, Pat English, Bill Zuk, Secretary






Welcome to the Toronto Chapter!

Written by Alan Rust.

Toronto ChapterThe CAHS Toronto Chapter has many members from both Canada and the United States. With seven monthly meetings featuring intriguing speakers, and an informative monthly newsletter, our chapter is active in the preservation and dissemination of aviation history in Canada.  You’re invited to become a part of it!

Join us at our monthly meetings (location and map below) where you will enjoy 'hangar flying,' informative presentations, refreshments and the camaraderie of those who share your interest in aviation.

With your membership you will also get seven issues of our newsletter, FLYPAST, which includes write-ups of presentations, information on upcoming events, and aviation news of interest to our members. These newsletters are often illustrated with photos and specially-commissioned artwork.

Please check out our website and contact us with any questions. Hope to see you at our next meeting!

Meeting and Membership Information

Meeting: Meetings are held on Saturdays in February, March, April, May and then start again in October, November and December. (we do not meet during the summer months or in January).
Location: Canadian Forces College 215 Yonge Blvd. at Wilson Avenue, Toronto
(Lt - Gen. Guy Simonds Auditorium – Ground Floor)
Transit: Wilson 96 Bus from the York Mills Subway Station
Time: 1300 hours
Landing Fee: $3 for refreshments

Please visit the Membership tab for information on joining the Toronto (YYZ) Chapter!

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    Would you like to join the Toronto Chapter of the CAHS?

    Annual Fee:
    All members requesting hard copy of Flypast Newsletter - $35.00,
    - Members requesting e-mail copies - Regular members  - $25.00,
    - Student - 15.00, 
    - Members currently serving in Canadian Armed Forces - $20.00

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    Please note: This is ONLY for membership in the Toronto Chapter.

    If you would also like to become a National member and receive the Journal, please click here for the CAHS membership page.

Welcome to the Vancouver Chapter!

Written by Alan Rust.

Vancouver ChapterOur chapter works to preserve the aviation history and heritage of the province of British Columbia. To achieve this, we hold monthly meetings that vary from guest speakers, slide shows, power point presentations, videos, and trivia quizzes.  Come out, and enjoy an evening of entertainment and learning with fellow aviation enthusiasts of all ages!


Meeting and Membership Information

Meetings: LAST MONDAY of the month, except for July and August, when we do not meet.
Note also that this does NOT mean the 4th Monday, as some months have 5 Mondays!

Location: Richmond Cultural Centre, 7700 Minoru Boulevard, Richmond, British Columbia (See Map)
Time: 1900 Hours
Landing Fee: $2
Annual Fee:  $15

  • Upcoming Meeting Information - CAHS Vancouver Chapter Meeting

    Date: January 29, 2018

    Time: 1900 hours (7 PM)

    Location: Richmond Cultural Centre, Minoru Boulevard, Richmond, B.C.

  • Chapter Mailing Address

    CAHS Vancouver
    3489 Lakedale Avenue
    Burnaby, British Columbia,
    V5A 3E2

  • Upcoming Meeting Information 2017

    Meeting dates for 2017 will be as follows (mark your calendars):
    Monday, 30 January (5th Monday)
    Monday, 27 February
    Monday, 27 March
    Monday, 24 April
    Monday, 29 May (5th Monday)
    Monday, 26 June
    Monday, 25 September
    Monday, 30 October (5th Monday)
    Monday, 27 November



The CAHS has nine chapters across Canada and each would love to see you at their next meeting, whether you’re a member, guest, or visitor!

Chapters regularly schedule speakers and presentations on a wide variety of aviation subjects, as well as book launches and organized tours to local aviation sites and events. Many also create newsletters available only to members.

A sense of community is an important part of your CAHS membership, but we’re only able to meet nationally once per year at the convention. For a nominal chapter or “landing” fee, though, you can enjoy the company of fellow aviation history buffs and learn about Canada’s fascinating history in the air all year round.

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Welcome to the Regina Chapter!

Written by Alan Rust.

Regina ChapterOur chapter is named in honour of Roland Groome – the first commercial pilot in Canada, a member of the Royal Air Force in the First World War, and a founder of the Regina Flying Club – and we strive to represent all these areas of aviation!

To do this we’ve established ties with the Saskatchewan Aviation Council, the Airport Display Committee, and played a role in the launch of the Silver Dart stamp in 2009.

We also explore Saskatchewan’s rich and varied aviation history through our monthly meetings. These gatherings range from our popular film and photo nights to guest speakers from around the province and beyond. Past topics have included:  military careers and continental air defense; international museum collections; radio-controlled aircraft races; civilian flying operations and entrepreneurs.

The monthly newsletter, Windsock, records these fascinating talks and events, and provides articles, announcements, and other notable aviation news.

We invite everyone to come out and enjoy an evening with fellow aviation enthusiasts.
For more information, please visit our website

  • The Regina chapter December meeting is a joint celebration with our friends from the RCAFA 600 Wing on Friday, December 15 at the Orange Tree Village.

    Reception at 6, supper at 7.

    We will also be celebrating the 100th birthday of our fellow member, Jack Boan.

  • Chapter Contact Information 

    Mailing Address
    526 Black Drive
    Regina, Saskatchewan
    S4X 2V9

  • Meeting and Membership Information

    Meetings:  Third Tuesday of each month (September through June)

    Location:   Royal Canadian Legion, Dieppe Bistro, 1820 Cornwall Street, Regina

    Time:  1930 Hours

    Landing Fee:   TBA

    Annual Fee:   $15 for Canadian addresses, $30 for US and International addresses

Welcome to the Prince Edward Island Chapter!

Written by Alan Rust.

PEI ChapterOur chapter – the Carl F. Burke MBE Chapter – celebrates and promotes the history of aviation in Prince Edward Island.

Recording the history of the province is also important, and we do that with our chapter newsletters which not only include meeting minutes, but the histories of Charlottetown and Summerside Airports and their RAF/RCAF connections. We have also produced the history of Mount Pleasant air base and that of the RCAF at Tignish.

If you want to be a part of our meetings, projects, and written histories, please contact us!

Meeting and Membership Information

Meetings: Due to circumstances, the Carl F. Burke Chapter will not be holding regularly scheduled meetings until further notice.

Annual Fee (includes newsletter): $20

  • Contact Information

    Mailing address
    1 St. John Avenue, Apt 110
    Stratford, Prince Edward Island
    C1B 2B4

  • Upcoming Meeting Information

    Due to circumstances, the Carl F. Burke Chapter will not be holding regularly scheduled meetings until further notice.

Welcome to the New Brunswick Chapter!

Written by Alan Rust.

New Brunswick ChapterOur chapter was formed in 1996 in Saint John but as we are a small province, we rotate our meetings between the cities of Fredericton, Moncton, and Saint John.

While we only hold four monthly meetings, we are a very active group in our communities. Our members volunteer to clean and spruce up aviation displays and memorial cairns; lobby for recognition of historical aviation sites; and erect plaques to inform the public of significant aviation sites.

One of our chapter’s objectives has been to display New Brunswick’s civil, commercial and military aviation history to the public free of charge. This led us to partner with the Greater Moncton International Airport to create the Don McClure Aviation Gallery in the airport terminal in 2003. We also worked with the Saint John Airport to complete a photographic display of the history of the province’s airports, past and present.

Saint John members are also active in promoting aviation history within two local schools: M. Gerald Teed and Millidgeville North. Both of these have aviation history displays and an educational outreach program in the Millidgeville North School introduces three classes of Grade 5 students to the Theory of Flight, Women in Aviation, History of Aviation in New Brunswick, and early Airmail flying in Canada. As part of their school work each spring, students prepare either an aviation art or essay project for judging by the chapter’s members. Prizes are awarded at a pizza party and a field trip is made to tour the airport facilities.

If you are interested in joining our group, becoming involved in some of these activities, or just talking aviation history, please get in touch with us by emailing

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Welcome to the Montreal Chapter!

Written by Alan Rust.

Montreal  ChapterThe Montreal Chapter is a crossroads where aviation veterans and aviation enthusiasts can meet.

Many of our members are involved in researching and writing history or had a front row seat to it. Others have no aviation background but want to know more about aviation, its history and its impact on Québec and Canada. Everyone is welcome – visitors and guests included!

Montreal has been one of the main centers of the Canadian aviation industry for years, and our chapter is ideally located to participate in and record this history. Every month we feature a keynote speaker and because we follow a mid-day format (1100-1300 hours), we now include a small lunch: sandwiches, veggies, cookies, coffee and bottled water.

Come and be a part of our community!

  • Upcoming Meeting Information - CAHS Montreal Chapter Meeting

    January 18, 2018

    Meeting starts promptly at 11:00 AM at the Pointe Claire Legion Hall, at 365 St-Louis.  Light lunch is provided, for which a $5.00 voluntary landing fee is requested. Anyone interested in the history of civil or military aviation is welcome.  For further information call Ron at 450-463-1998.

  • Mailing Address

    CAHS Montreal
    101 Oakland Road
    Beaconsfield, Quebec
    H9W 5C8

  • Meeting and Membership Information

    Meetings:  Third Thursday every month (except December, June, July, August)
    Location:  Point Claire Royal Canadian Legion, 365 St Louis Ave, Pointe Claire (Between Sources and St John)
    Time:  1100 Hours
    Landing Fee:  $5 for lunch
    Annual Fee:  $20

    This includes 8 monthly chapter newsletters, L’Avion.

    Download PDF Membership Registration Form

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    365 St.Louis Ave. Pointe Claire, QC

    Access from Ave. des Sources and Boul St.John


Welcome to the Calgary Chapter

Written by Alan Rust.

Calgary ChapterThe Calgary Chapter of the CAHS is currently representing the province of Alberta and its rich aerial history and heritage.  The Chapter hosts dynamic monthly speakers whose expertise range from early airlines and civil flying tasks, to economic impact and aircraft industries, to spying, nuclear weapons, and defence policy.  At the Calgary Chapter of the CAHS, there is always something to capture the interests of all aviation enthusiasts.


Meeting and Membership Information

Meetings: Third Thursday of each month.
Location: Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) Art Smith Aero Centre, 1916 McCall Landing N.E., Calgary (airport campus)
19:00 to 21:00
Landing Fee: Free
Annual Fee: $ 0

  • Upcoming Meeting Information - CAHS Calgary Chapter Meeting

    Poster Dec 2017Thursday, December 14, 2017

    SAIT Art Smith Aero Centre
    1916 McCall Landing
    NE, Calgary
    (403) 235-1350
    7:00 p.m.

    Free Admission

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  • Chapter Contact Information

    Mailing Address
    CAHS Calgary
    #1021, 3235 - 56 Street N.E.
    Calgary, Alberta
    T1Y 2X7

Welcome to the Ottawa Chapter

Written by Alan Rust.

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

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  • Upcoming Meeting Information - CAHS Ottawa Chapter Meeting

    When: Thursday, 25 January 2018

    Topic: Development, Flight Tests and Certification of the Canadair CL-600 Challenger

    Guest Speaker: Jim Martin, Flight Test Engineer, Canadiar and graduate of the Empire Test Pilots School

    Time: 1930 hours

    Where: Bush Theatre, Canada Aviation and Space Museum, Rockcliffe Airport

    Landing Fees:

    Visitors and guests are welcome.



  • Chapter Contact Information

     Mailing Address

    100 Hinchey Ave. Apt. 1116
    Ottawa, ON
    K1Y 4L9

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