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Museum Membership

The Canadian Aviation Historical Society (CAHS) has created a new membership category for museums. The CAHS expressly designed the Museum Member option for three purposes:

  1. To attract museums to join with the CAHS in preserving and celebrating Canada's aviation history;
  2. To help cross-promote the profile of Canada's aviation museums and the CAHS through the organizations' membership and networks; and
  3. To foster an increasing sense of community and professionalism amongst aviation museums.

For the annual cost of $100, a Museum Member gains access to these exciting benefits:

  1. Baseline CAHS National membership rights: 1 copy of quarterly Journal; 1 vote at annual AGM; access to Members' Only section of website; space to create a Member's Page on website;
  2. Donation tax receipt for $50;
  3. Museum's name displayed in each monthly CAHS newsletter, linked to the Museum Member's web site;
  4. The ability to contribute news, information, and updates to a Museum Members column of the CAHS e-newsletter;
  5. The CAHS will work to schedule at least one museum related speaker at the annual convention;
  6. Invite Museum Members to schedule a Museum Members session in conjunction with the CAHS annual convention to discuss museum related issues;
  7. An invitation to place one pre-printed flyer in each of our quarterly CAHS Journal mailings for free (up to a $100 benefit);
  8. Museum Members would be offered special rates for selling the CAHS Journal in their gift shop:
    • $4/Journal to buy stock for their gift shop for 1-5 copies per issue
    • The CAHS would provide up to 5 more copies for free (copies 6-10)
    • As of copy 11, museums would pay $4/issue again
    • Up to a $80 benefit;
  9. Be offered display space for free at our annual convention;
  10. In return, the CAHS requests that Museum Members would:
    • Put a link to the CAHS website on their website
    • Include CAHS info items in newsletters
    • Permit CAHS membership brochures to be displayed
    • Inform their members that the CAHS Journal seeks articles on aviation history.

CAHS Museum Member Form 2014This is a $230 value, available to Canadian aviation museums for only $100. We do hope that you see great value in becoming a member of the CAHS and that you will join in our quest to help preserve Canada's aviation history as we record, disseminate, and celebrate the tremendous accomplishments that have taken place in on Canadian soil and in Canadian skies.

To find out more or to sponsor the CAHS, please use this form or contact us directly.


CAHS Museum Membership Members

The CAHS thanks the following museums for their support:

Alberta Aviation Museum

Billy Bishop Home and Museum

Bomber Command Museum of Canada

British Columbia Aviation Museum

Calgary Mosquito Society

Canada's Aviation Hall of Fame

Canadian Historical Aircraft Association

The Canadian Museum of Flight

Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum

Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum

Comox Air Force Museum

Great War Flying Museum

The Hangar Flight Museum

Harvard Historical Aviation Society

Montreal Aviation Museum

National Air Force Museum of Canada

Secrets of Radar Museum

Shearwater Aviation Museum


donation thankyou 300The CAHS sincerely thanks you for your generosity! Donation tax receipts will be sent out after the end of the 2014 calendar year. Look for them beginning in February 2015; they will definitely arrive in time to be used for your 2014 income tax submissions.


Please consider including the CAHS as a beneficiary of your will. This lasting gift will form a part of your legacy, commemorating your connection to Canadian aviation and supporting future generations of historians, researchers, writers, and enthusiasts.

A planned donation is a simple and flexible way to combine charitable giving with sound financial planning. In the past we have received monetary gifts as well as gifts-in-kind such as:

  • Books
  • Photos
  • Memorabilia
  • Diaries, Log Books, Letters, Records

Some of these, with the permission of the family, can be used for fundraising purposes (such as an auction or book sale). Others can be placed with CAHS chapters that sponsor museum displays, the proper heritage organization, or with authors as research materials for articles and books.

For more information, please contact us. We would welcome the opportunity to discuss what you’d like your gift to accomplish and how it can support the important work of the CAHS.


As a not-for-profit organization, we rely on sponsors for many of our operational expenses as well as special projects. If you are interested in helping to preserve and celebrate Canada's aviation history we are always looking for help with:

• Expanding the size and quality of our quarterly Journal
• Funding prizes and awards for dedicated writers and researchers
• Funding programming for our annual convention

CAHS National Corporation Membership Form

To find out more or to sponsor the CAHS, please use this form or contact us directly.

(And don’t forget: as a registered charitable foundation, we are able to issue tax receipts!)

The CAHS would like to thank the following sponsors for their generous assistance:

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The CAHS relies on individual donations to help accomplish its work of celebrating and preserving Canada’s aviation heritage. Membership fees simply don’t cover all our operational expenses and special projects.

Your financial donations are always welcome for

  • Producing educational literature
  • Booking guest speakers
  • Sponsoring special projects
  • Supporting students and researchers
  • Creating scholarships and prizes

We would also be grateful for your in-kind donations for conventions, auctions, raffles, and other events.
And don’t forget: We are a charitable organization and issue tax receipts.

In 2009 we were able to support the following recipients

  • Air Force Association of Canada (AEA Silver Dart 2005 Project)
  • Ontario Aviation Historical Society (Operating as The Great War Flying Museum)
  • Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum
  • Centennial College/Douglas MacRitchie Scholarship
  • Canadian Air & Space Museum
  • The Secrets of Radar Museum
  • Shearwater Aviation Museum
  • Western Canada Aviation Museum

Make an online donation now using our secure, no-charge PayPal processing service (MasterCard, VISA, and PayPal account)

or download and mail in the form below along with your donation.

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Questions? Don’t hesitate to contact The CAHS Treasurer for more information on how your donations can support the CAHS’s important work.