Frequently Asked Questions

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Frequently Asked Questions 2016-11-06T01:07:49+00:00
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How do I Become a Member?

Where are you located?

What are your operating hours?

I would like to volunteer.  How can I do that?

Do you offer flights?

When do you fly?

I am a pilot already.  Can I fly the Harvard?

 

How do I Become a Member?

We offer many levels of membership and becoming a member is easy.  You can purchase a membership online here, or print out the membership form and mail it along with your membership fee.  Membership also keeps you updated of our monthly events through the ‘Harvard Happenings’, entitles you to receive our quarterly newsletter ‘The ROAR’, and gives you the opportunity to enjoy a flight crew experience in one of our vintage aircraft.


Where are you located?

Our main base of operations is located at the Tillsonburg Regional Airport (CYTB).

 


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The Tillsonburg Regional Airport is located directly on Highway 19 (Plank Rd) at Airport Rd 16 kilometres south of Highway 401 and 7 kilometres north of the Town of Tillsonburg.  Centrally located in Southwestern Ontario, TRA is easy to reach by road or by air.  Further airport information can be found here.

 


What are your operating hours?

We are open to the public year round every

Tuesdays  0900 – 1430 hrs

Saturdays  0900 – 1500 hrs

 

Pre-arranged guided tours are available.

You can contact the Association during the same time periods at 519-842-9922 or by email.


I would like to volunteer.  How can I do that?

Once you have become a member you are encouraged to volunteer in any of our activities.  Volunteering is a great way to learn more about the Association and make new friends while contributing to a worthy cause.

We have many areas where volunteers are always needed.  Whether it be giving guided tours of our hangars, working with the aircraft, fundraising or special projects we welcome all.

If you would like to become a volunteer please let us know.


Do you offer flights?

In short, yes we do.  At the moment, due to regulations, our flight crew program is limited to Association members only.  All flights are arranged through our Crew Flight Coordinator.  Visit this page for more information.


When do you fly?

Subject to crew, weather, and maintenance restrictions we fly year-round.  During the summer months you are almost guaranteed to see our aircraft flying every weekend, usually Saturdays, some Sundays, and occasionally throughout the week.  In the winter months we fly as long as the weather conditions permit it.


Flight Conversion Training

We offer conversion training on the Harvard and Tiger Moth, with training for the Yale coming soon.   Candidates for conversion training must complete the appropriate CHAA ground school,  and then undergo conversion training on the aircraft type with an Association Conversion Pilot until they reach a solo competency level, after which they must pass a flight evaluation by a CHAA Check Pilot.  Upon successful completion the candidate will receive a CHAA Certificate of Proficiency that allows them to operate Association aircraft of that type.  For more information on how to become a CHAA pilot contact groundschool.

 

 

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