244411 Airport Rd, RR 7
Tillsonburg, ON N4G 4H1
PO Box 175
Tillsonburg, ON N4G 4H5
The all-volunteer Canadian Harvard Aircraft Association (CHAA) was born in 1985 at a small grass airstrip in Woodstock, Ontario, from the dreams of a handful of Harvard lovers who were determined to keep the legend of the Harvard alive. Today the aircraft collection is based in nearby Tillsonburg and includes six flying Harvards, two under restoration, a Tiger Moth, and a Yale fully restored. The Mission of the Organization is to acquire, preserve, restore, maintain, display and demonstrate the Harvard and all other aircraft associated with the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan and the Royal Canadian Air Force.
The Harvard flies today as a symbol and reminder of all who served to preserve our freedom, and as a living memorial to those who made the supreme sacrifice. It was especially moving that the Canadian Harvard Aircraft Association was able to carry out it's mandate in 1999, the 75th anniversary of the Royal Canadian Air Force. It is one of the most proven aircraft ever built. Throughout the years of the Second World War, the roar of the legendary Harvard (Yellow Peril) echoed through the skies across Canada. It was the advanced single-engine trainer for 137. Today there are fewer than 50 Harvards flying in Canada. We are proud that most of them are associated with us.
Hours: • The membership of CHAA meets on the third Saturday of the month at 1000 hours at the association's Operations Building at the Tillsonburg airport. Visitors and newcomers are always welcome!
Fees: Donations are gratefully accepted.
Area Served: Oxford
Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible (Parking, Entrance, Washrooms)