Canadian Aviation Historical Society annual convention comes to Quebec

Canadian Aviation Historical Society Press Release | May 8, 2019

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There is still time to sign up for the annual convention of the Canadian Aviation Historical Society (CAHS), to be held on May 22 to 25 at the John Abbott College in the village of Ste. Anne de Bellevue, west of Montreal.

Full registration is $170 and a companion package is $90.

Full convention registration includes a tour of the Montreal Aviation Museum and St. Hubert Airport facilities, a banquet, and the opportunity to meet with others who share a passion for aviation.

The presentations by speakers include a number of topics related to the RCAF:

  • Ted Barris, author of Dam Busters – Canadian Airmen and the Secret Raid Against Nazi Germany
  • Jerry Vernon, “The Supermarine Stranraer in RCAF and Commercial Service”
  • John Orr, “Perseverance: Some reflections on 55 years of the Canadian Sea King”
  • Dick Pickering, “The Romance of Flying: The flying career of Doug Pickering”
  • Davide Waechter, “The R100 Airship and the Contributions of Barnes Neville Wallis and Nevil Shute Norway”
  • Pierre Thiffault, “The story of the first known aviator in Canada… a boy of only 14!”
  • Jim Mason, “Canadian Boardrooms in the Sky”
  • Anne Gafiuk, author of her latest RCAF book, Quietus: Last Flight – Wartime Aviation Stories on the Canadian Home Front 

Banquet speaker is retired major John Maris CD, recipient of the Trans-Canada McKee Trophy in 2005 and a 2018 inductee to Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame.

The tour to St. Hubert includes the Bombardier C Series CS100 prototype at L’École Nationale d’Aérotechnique, the Douglas Dakota being restored to flight for the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the restoration of a CF-100 Canuck, and a 438 Squadron Griffon helicopter.

For more information or to register, click here.

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