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Manitoba Chapter, Canadian Aviation Historical Society
Manitoba Chapter, Canadian Aviation Historical Society

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Hi, everyone.

Please note the change of date for this month's meeting. We will meet at the Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada on Wednesday 25 April at 7 pm. Our speaker this month is chapter secretary Bill Zuk. Bill has studied Amelia Earhart's career and with the recent news that her remains might have been found, this is not just history but current news.

"Imagine the world's most famous woman, setting out on a groundbreaking circumnavigation of the globe, suddenly disappears. Amelia Earhart and her navigator were lost over the South Pacific, yet today, over eighty years later, the search for Amelia Earhart continues, with historians and researchers trying to probe the mysteries of this fascinating icon. Learn about her early life, her many connections to Canada, and why Amelia's star has never faded."

The meeting poster is here. Everyone is welcome, and we pay for the coffee and doughnuts.

The CAHS National Convention will take place in Calgary, 30 May to 3 June. Convention registration is now open. There will be a tour of Viking Air, manufacturer of brand new de Havilland Canada Twin Otters. Convention attendees will also visit the Bomber Command Museum of Canada at Nanton, Alberta, to witness a four engine ground run of the museum's Avro Lancaster (aircraft serviceability permitting, of course). One ridiculously lucky attendee will win a chance to be in the cockpit for the run. More information about the convention is available here:
https://cahs.ca/events/featured-events/2018-convention. You don't want to miss these opportunities.

If you are thinking about attending, please book your hotel room soon.

We hope to see you at our events soon. If you prefer not to receive emails from us any more, please reply to this email, with the word "Remove" in the text body.

Jim Bell
CAHS Manitoba
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CAHS Manitoba meeting, Thursday 22 March 7 pm, at the Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada, Winnipeg.
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Manitoba Historical Society fundraising dinner next weekend.
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CAHS Manitoba Chapter meeting at the Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada, 7 pm, Thursday 22 February 2018. Everyone is welcome to our annual Films Take Flight evening, where we show clips from aviation movies.
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Our next meeting will take place on Thursday 25 January, 7 pm, at the Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada. We are pleased to have as our speaker Timothy Gwyn, who flies for a living and writes science fiction for fun. Tim is fascinated by alternative aviation, and a desire to mash together gliders and airships led to the creation of Avians, his novel about pilots on a world without metals or fossil fuels. He also runs Lake of the Woods Ice Patrol, a website that documents Kenora’s annual spring thaw with aerial photographs. On Twitter he is @timothygwyn and you can find both the Ice Patrol and his personal blog at www.timothygwyn.com.
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Not a Second World War radar, but an interesting bit of local history anyway.
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This forum post has a great series of photos showing Canadair Sabre 19215 being loaded on a Bristol Freighter.
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Our monthly meeting will take place on Thursday 30 November at the Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada. Bruce MacLeod will speak about his experiences in mapping Canadian Arctic islands on Lancaster aircraft in the 1950s.
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The October meeting of the Manitoba Chapter, Canadian Aviation Historical Society, will feature Col Steve Bannister, retired, speaking about the Gimli Glider Museum. In 1983, an Air Canada Boeing 767 ran out of fuel and glided to a safe landing in Gimli, Manitoba. The museum opened this summer, with artefacts from the aircraft. The meeting takes place at the Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada at 7 pm, Thursday, 26 October 2017. Everyone is welcome.
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