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

The CAHS 2018 Convention in Calgary, Alberta, is just three weeks away! But there is still time to register. Please read further for more details about the speakers and organized activities. We hope you choose to attend - see you there!

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.

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 preliminary 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 History to Date
Jack McWilliam The Spartan Mosquito Restoration
Robert Galway The Places, Planes, and Pilots of the Red Lake Gold Rush
Carl Mills Canadian Fighter Pilots In The Korean War
Jerry Vernon The Mystery of TCA Flight Three
Will Chabun RCAF Station Saskatoon
Bill Cameron The Norwegian Flying Training Schools In Canada
Bill Cameron Don Franko: An Orkney Island Miracle
Jim Bell 403 "City of Calgary" Squadron, an Overview
James Winkel Saskatchewan Government Air Services
Mark Cote That Lucky Old Son
Richard Goette Air Defence Cooperation During the Cold War
David Waechter Aeroballistic Testing Of The Avro Arrow
Fred Petrie F/L Herb Briggs DFC
Bill Zuk Finding Amelia: Amelia Earhart in Canada
Allan Snowie
The Vimy Flight
Shirley Smith Matheson Fred McCall
Karl Kjarsgaard Halifax Recovery and Rebuild



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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.


Convention Partners

We are pleased to work with the following partners:

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 RCAF Heritage Fund  

We thank Challenge Publications for providing draw prizes for our convention attendees.

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