New Brunswick’s Place in Aviation History

 Conference announcement!  

The 2012 Canadian Aviation Historical Society convention is taking place in Saint John, NB from September 5th to the 9th. This year’s theme is “First in the Air: New Brunswick’s Place in Canadian Aviation.”

Conference Presentations will take place at the New Brunswick Museum and the Saint John Free Public Library at Market Square. There will also be an Aviation Art Show at the NB Museum Gallery and a Poster Session at the Saint John Regional Library. Aviation-related activities will also take place in other related locations before and after the convention.


Featured Topics:

  • Aviation & the East Coast Seal Hunt
  • Saint John in Aviation History
  • The 80th Anniversary of the First East-to-West Trans-Atlantic Flight
  • New Brunswickers of Note
  • Moncton in the Second World War
  • N.B. Air Crashes & protection of heritage sites
  • NB´s Military History Museum’s Aviation Collection
  • Ted Cooper & Maritime Air Mail
  • Miller Brittain, DFC, War Artist
  • Civil Defence & Russian Bombers in Saint John & Halifax
  • Fundy Flying Club
  • Gina Jordan: Aviatrix Extraordinaire
  • Last Flight of the Edmundston Lancaster

Our banquet speaker will be Tom Appleton, Board Chair of the Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame.


Special Activities:

  • Cenotaph dedication at the Wade-Myles Aviation Park located at the former Millidgeville Municipal Airport
  • Sunday memorial service on the site of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan (BCATP) Pennfield Ridge Air Station
  • The Saint John Airport, in association with Vintage Wings of Canada, will be commemorating the BCATP with static      displays and an air show. Featured as well will be the FSNB Bluebirds  Aero-Demonstration Team – as they practice in a virtual world.

While in Saint John you can take in some city walking and bus tours to enjoy our heritage architecture and experience “Stonehammer”, the only UNESCO designated Geo Park in North America. If the weather is favourable, you may be lucky enough to feel the vibrations of our fog horn from the site of the world’s first fog whistle.

Our hotel will be the Delta Brunswick located in bustling uptown within minutes of the convention sessions. The hotel is offering a rate of $100.00 per night for a standard room. This rate is also available for three days before and three days after our meeting. The hotel is accepting registrations now for the convention and there are upgraded rooms available at an additional cost. When you call (1-888-890-3222) simply mention you are with the CAHS to get the discounted rate. Our Hospitality Suite will be located in the hotel.

Registration information will be available shortly at but you can begin to plan your trip now by visiting the following websites for information:


We hope to see you there!

2012 CAHS Convention Team

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