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Time is marching on and the 2018 Convention is getting closer! Mark your calendar today for the convention - May 30 to June 3, 2018. Take a look at our heading, a head-on view of a Mosquito. Participants at the convention will have the opportunity is get up close and personal with the restoration of the Spartan Airways Mosquito, CF-HMS. Also, we have a deal for you, our host the Sheraton Cavalier Hotel is offering the chance to win a free night to someone who is an early bird registrant. Those who register before March 15th to stay at the hotel, will be eligible for a draw for a free night. Our special convention rate is $139 per night plus taxes (the regular rate is $169 per night). Check out the Sheraton Cavalier and book your room, CLICK HERE. We are working to keep costs down. For example, please note there is a free shuttle to the Sheraton Cavalier Hotel and back to the airport.

We are planning a trip to Viking Air Ltd. to see the construction of the new Twin Otters. There is also a possibility of going out on the apron to see the CL-215.  (Any participants in this will have to provide by March 15 ‘Name and Date of Birth’ to be pre-cleared by Transport Canada.) The Viking tour will dovetail with a visit to The Hangar Flight Museum (formerly known as the Aerospace Museum of Calgary). There will be a day trip to the Bomber Command Museum in Nanton, with engine runs, four Merlins on a Lancaster and a Bristol Hercules, tours and lunch.

Book your airfare now or gas up your car, we look forward to seeing you in Calgary this year.  You may even wish to come early or stay after the convention to visit other attractions like The Military Museums (also Cold War Museum), Calgary Zoo (pandas and lemurs), Telus Spark Centre, Heritage Park, Glenbow Museum, The Reynolds-Alberta Museum (in Wetaskiwin), Edmonton, Banff, Lake Louise, shopping – (no provincial sales tax!).

Call For Presentations

2018 National Convention of the Canadian Aviation Historical Society

The Canadian Aviation Historical Society (CAHS) is holding our 55th Convention and Annual General Meeting in Calgary, Alberta, May 30 to June 3, 2018.  The conference theme is “Canadian Aviation Then and Now” with sessions exploring historical and current aspects of civilian, military and industrial aviation.

The convention is open to all: university students, aerospace industry professionals, academics, professionals in aviation or heritage associations, and aviation enthusiasts  of every kind. Our focus will be on historic and current aviation and aerospace topics.

Call for Papers / Presentations:
The CAHS invites proposals for papers to be presented at the convention. Individuals or groups should provide the following digital submission:

  • Topic (title) and subject
  • Short précis outlining the proposal, maximum 600 words
  • Presenter biography, maximum 300 words

If you have any problems or questions, please contact convention chairperson Bert Furlong at

Information to Note:

  • Presentations can utilize multi-disciplinary approaches, maximum 45 minutes in length and may be formal academic papers or informal talks.     
    All presentations must be in PowerPoint or Google Slides format.
  • Papers will be presented and published as part of the convention proceedings.
  • Note that the CAHS is a volunteer, non-profit corporation.  Presenters will be expected to register for at least one day of the convention, and no reimbursement can be offered for travel or other expenses.
  • Submissions must be received by 1 March 2018.
  • You will be notified by 31 March 2018 whether your submission has been accepted for presentation.

Convention updates can be found at

Please feel free to forward and post this message widely.  For more information, please contact us at the address or phone number below. 

Bert Furlong at; phone: 403-252-3246

We hope to see you in Calgary!
The 2018 CAHS Convention Committee