CHAA Box 175 Tillsonburg ON N4G 4H5


– Saturday, March 18: Members’ Annual Business Meeting

Finances will be discussed based on the financial statements. The Annual Report is not available from the Accountant’s office yet; it will be discussed at the April 15 Members Meeting.

– March 25 & 26: Harvard Ground School at Tillsonburg Airport

RSVP: Chief Pilot Scott McMaster at scott@mcmaster.ca to sign up and/or request more information

This ground school course is a requirement for the limited number of Harvard conversion training spots available for this flying season. Spots fill up quickly; reserve today!

– April 1: Pilots’ Refresher (contact Scott for more info)

– Saturday, April 22:  Annual Awards Banquet & Fundraising Auction at Tillsonburg Legion


Royal Canadian Legion #153, 16 Durham St. Tillsonburg, ON

Attitude Adjustment 4:00 PM — Buffet Style Dinner 5:00 PM

Guest Speaker: highly acclaimed aviation photographer Eric Dumigan

Tickets for this event: Selling fast – get your tickets today!  $35.00 each, available from Jeannette Rooke (j_rooke@harvards.com or 519-539-2762), at our Monthly Meeting or through our website at www.harvards.com/event/chaas-annual-fundraising-awards-banquet

Special Donation to the Live Auction: Andy Armstrong of Leading Edge Propeller Design from Oshawa has created a one-of-a-kind propeller blade (valued at $1200.00) to celebrate the Harvard. (Go to Page 6 of The March ROAR of the Harvard to see coloured pictures PLUS it will be on display at the March 18 Members Meeting.) If for some reason you are unable to attend the banquet/auction, but wish to bid on this prop, proxy bidding is available for this item only. All proxy votes must be received by Thursday, April 20, 2017 to be included in the auction.  Contact Pat p_hanna@harvards.com for further info on this bidding offer.

Auction Items Needed: Bring any items you are donating (or have collected) to either the March 18 or April 15 Members Meeting. If unable to get items to the meeting room, being accepted by Pat Hanna (aviatoris@rogers.com) in the Kitchener area, and in London area by Linda Brimson (linda.brimson@yahoo.com) Thanks so much.

Volunteers are needed to assist with this fundraiser – contact Pat if able to assist.

FYI: Numbered tickets will be used for the ticket auction this year, so you will not have to write your name on each one! Bring your $20 bills to purchase a sheet of tickets and help to raise funds for CHAA.

– Service Crew Training: Shawn Wylie crewchief@harvards.com  

April 29 & 30 from 900hrs – 1700 hrs (both days) – CHAA’s Meeting Room, Tillsonburg Regional Airport

It’s time once again to conduct our annual training and get ready for this year’s flying. This is a MUST attend if you plan on being a member of the crew for the 2017 season. Email Shawn to reserve your spot.

– CHAA 2017 Flydays 9AM to 4PM: May 13, June 10, July 15, August 5 & August 26: Wings & Wheels (Rain date: Aug 27)

– Membership Up-to-Date?: Tracy Reddy tracyreddy@yahoo.com

Unless you are a Life or Sponsor member or became a member after September 1, 2016, your CHAA Membership was up for renewal as of December 31.  Please, don’t delay; contact Tracy for info on Membership renewal.

– 2016 Tax Receipts: Mel Blundell mel-aviator@hotmail.com

2016 tax receipts have been prepared and mailed. If you were to get one and it does not arrive over the next few days, contact Mel (info above) and he will work to correct the situation. Also, if you receive your receipt and believe the amount to be wrong, contact Mel and he will do his very best to correct this as well.  Be kind here, Folks. Remember, we are ALL volunteers, and we are doing our best for CHAA.


Deepest condolences go out to those who have lost loved ones; may precious memories bring a smile to your heart.

Warm greetings to those who have been going through illness or surgery; our thoughts are with you at this time and always.

Thank you to all CHAA Volunteers.


As always, wishing you clear skies, smooth flights and safe landings!

Sandra Sparkes, CHAA Member