CAHS Toronto Chapter Introduction Sheet

  • One of nine Chapters across Canada forming the CAHS…

  • Toronto Chapter, established in 1964, has more than 85 members.

  • Opportunity to meet all kinds of aviation enthusiasts, including pilots, veterans, industry personnel, historians, photographers and more.

  • Members receive each year seven issues of the Toronto Chapter Flypast

  • Seven presentation meetings held October through May.

  • After a presentation enjoy refreshments in the elegant and historic Armour Heights Officers’ Mess of the Canadian Forces College.

  • May meeting is an annual dinner event with a feature presentation.

  • Many exceptional presenters over the years, including those representing a “who’s who” of Canadian civil and military aviation. Examples include:

– Don Rogers who flew the first flight of the Avro Canada Jetliner.

– Legendary Avro Canada test pilot Jan Zurakowski.

– Celebrated authors and publishers, such as Larry Milberry, publisher of CANAV Books, Canada’s aviation heritage publisher.

– Authorities on distinctive Canadian civil and military aircraft from the Silver Dart to the CF-105 Arrow and the latest achievements.

– Captain of the Gimli glider, Robert Pearson.

– Canadian astronaut Bjarni Tryggvason.

– DFC recipients like Russ Bannock and George Stewart.

– Diana Bishop, granddaughter of First World War ace Billy Bishop.

  • 12 members inducted into Canada’s Aviation Hall Of Fame.

  • Annual Toronto Chapter membership is $35 including the Flypast hard copy, or $25 by e-mail ($20 for current military, $15 for students). Also four issues of the acclaimed National CAHS Journal for an annual fee of $50 (hard copy) and $25 (e-mail).

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