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, and a fully restored Yale. 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. Today there are fewer than 50 Harvards flying in Canada. We are proud that most of them are associated with us.