This grass roots group was founded in
1985 at a small airfield in Woodstock, Ontario, by a handful of Harvard lovers.
Today their membership is approaching 1000 enthusiasts, worldwide. They are now
housed in their own heated hangar and restoration facilities at Tillsonburg
Airport, in the heart of Southwestern Ontario. The club's collection consists of several
Harvards, a Yale, a
Tiger Moth and even a Link Trainer.
Many other privately owned Harvards
are associated with the club and join in the organization's activities.
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Regular monthly meetings are held on
the third Tuesday of each month at the CHAA operations building adjoining
their hangar. There is usually an interesting guest speaker. Newcomers are
always warmly welcomed.
During the flying season CHAA
aircraft are flown to a wealth of airshows and ceremonial appearances across
North America. Several Fly Days are held each year at the base. Members are
encouraged to participate in all facets of the organization...from airshow
support, groundcrew, restoration, research and social events, to the thrill of
a backseat ride in one of our historic aircraft.
CHAA is a registered charitable
organization so any donations are tax deductible.
Junior memberships are available to young
people under the age of 16. They are called the "Harvard Hawks".
Each spring, CHAA offers a Harvard
Ground School for interested members or prospective pilots.
If you are already a qualified pilot
CHAA offers the opportunity to check out in our aircraft and to learn
formation flying based on RCAF standards. These qualifications are recognized
by EAA WARBIRDS OF AMERICA, NATA & F.A.S.T.
FLIGHT OPERATIONS BASE:
Tillsonburg, Ontario (519) 842-9922
for the Canadian Harvard Aircraft Association Website