CAHS Manitoba Meeting

Our next meeting, on Thursday 27 August at 7 pm CDT, will feature a presentation on the famous Link Trainer, by CAHS National Membership Secretary John Chalmers. A native of Edmonton, Alberta, John will be speaking via Zoom from his hometown to the August 27 online meeting of the Manitoba chapter of the Canadian Aviation Historical Society. John’s topic is “Learning to Fly With the Link Trainer,” presented in a new PowerPoint show he has prepared for the occasion. His presentation will deal with the famed Link Trainer flight simulator designed by inventor Edwin Link, and used to provide basic training for Allied pilots during the Second World War and for several years afterwards, earning a special place in aviation history.

John is a retired educator with B.Ed. and M.Ed. degrees from the University of Alberta, and is widely published as a writer and photographer in Canada, the U.S. and Mexico. John recently retired as Historian for Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame after 10 years in that position, and remains as a member of the Hall’s operations committee.

The meeting poster is here. To attend, you must sign up at, no later than three hours before the meeting, so that we can send you the link.