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Conference to highlight Canadian flying feats

April 26, 2011, Edmonton - The Canadian Aviation Historical Society (CAHS) will hold its 2011 conference June 22-26 at the Chateau Nova Hotel (159 Airport Rd.) to explore the theme of “Edmonton: Gateway to the North.”

April 26, 2011  By Wings

Extraordinary characters and events will be featured – from Wop May, to crashes in the Yukon, to the RCAF in the Arctic – through seminars, a day trip to the Reynolds-Alberta Museum, and a Stage & Screen evening featuring tv, film, and theatre productions (and their creators).
The conference will coincide with the Alberta Aviation Museum’s last AirFest, and together the AAM and CAHS will honour the following anniversaries with exciting special events:

  • 70th of the Northwest Staging Route
  • 90th of the first sub-arctic flight
  • 100th of the first public demonstration of powered flight in Edmonton

This event will bring together top-notch speakers as well as heritage, arts, and aviation partners and sponsors from across the country.
The CAHS is the world’s premier organization dedicated to the preservation and celebration of Canada’s aviation heritage. To meet these ends it publishes a quarterly Journal, monthly e-newsletter, and manages several awards.
To learn more or register for this event, please go to or contact convention chair Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail at


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