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2018 CAHS Convention & AGM
Calgary – May 30 to June 3, 2018

We have chosen some great speakers for the 2018 CAHS Convention and we are finalizing arrangements with them. Speakers cover topics from WW1 to the present time, military, civil and commercial. The tours that we have arranged are to the Nanton Bomber Command Museum (Avro Lancaster, restoration of a Spartan Air Services de Havilland Mosquito and a chance to get up close and personal with a running Bristol Hercules), Viking Air (building new Twin Otters, and the new Twin Otter simulator) and The Hangar Flight Museum (see a Twin Otter that flew a rescue mission to the South Pole). These should offer something special for everyone. Remember, with a full registration you will have a chance to win one of two seats onboard the Lancaster during the engine run.

NOTICE: This is a final notice to anyone intending to attend and wishing to visit Viking Air during the conference, to please ensure that your full name and birth date be submitted to on or before Monday April 2. So even if you have not decided if or when you are coming, please follow through on this ASAP. Anyone who does not reply on time will not be allowed airside at Viking Air.

There are a great many aviation related attractions available in the immediate Calgary area. Some of these include: the Military Museums featuring the RCAF Museum, The RCN Museum and the Cold War Museum with seven aircraft on display; the AVRO Museum at Springbank with a scale flying Arrow replica under construction; an outstanding art display at Mount Royal University and more smaller aviation exhibits elsewhere. There are also things to see in Red Deer and Wetaskiwin. If you registered, and are interested in visiting any of these other attractions please let us know and we may be able to help arrange transportation.

Don’t miss this opportunity to visit Calgary and sample some of what we have to offer, including the Calgary Zoo featuring dinosaurs, penguins, lemurs and pandas. The Convention is from May 30 to June 3. Please refer to this newsletter or the CAHS website for a registration form and a link to the Sheraton Cavalier Hotel (special Convention rates for us).

There is a partial list of speakers and their topics listed below in this newsletter.

See you in Calgary,
The Convention Committee


CAHS 2018 Convention Preliminary List of Confirmed Speakers

The Canadian Aviation Historical Society Executive and Convention Committee are excited to announce the preliminary list of confirmed speakers for the 2018 Convention in Calgary, Alberta. Topics span both civil and military aviation, from the First World War through to the present day. There is no particular order in the list below.


Speaker Topic
Richard de Boer The Spartan Mosquito
Jack McWilliam The Spartan Mosquito
Robert Galway The Red Lake Gold Rush
Carl Mills RCAF Pilots in Korea
Jerry Vernon The Loss of a TCA Lodestar
Will Chabun RCAF Station Saskatoon
Bill Cameron Fred McCall
Jim Bell No. 403 City of Calgary Squadron
James Winkel Saskatchewan Government Air Services
Mark Cote That Lucky Old Son
Richard Goette NORAD
David Waechter Avro Arrow Aeroballistic Testing
Fred Petrie F/L Herb Briggs
Bill Zuk Amelia Earhart in Canada
Allan Snowie
The Vimy Flight
Shirley Matheson To be announced



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 Sheraton Cavalier Calgary Hotel

The Sheraton Cavalier Hotel 

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 before the hotel fills up. Click here to register.


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