Recreational Aircraft Association
Calgary Chapter Home Page 


Welcome to the Recreational Aircraft Association, Calgary Chapter.
The RAAC was formed to bring together people who have an interest in recreational aviation.
The Calgary Chapter has members building and flying a variety of experimental and production aircraft.


Next meeting, 7pm January 27, 2017 SAIT hanger.



Give some thought as to what topics we can discuss in up coming meetings.




Join us for lunch every Tuesday at the New Dynasty Buffet.

Off Memorial Drive by the Franklin LRT. The restaurant address is Bay 15, 575 - 28 St. S.E.

General aviation discussions are the topic of the day.

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RAA TUESDAY LUNCH the RAA and other flying enthusiasts, meet for lunch every Tuesday at the New Dynasty Buffet & Bar, just off Memorial Drive at Franklin LRT. The address is Bay 15, 575-28th Street. S.E. and most people arrive about 12:00 noon for general aviation talk over Chinese buffet lunch.

RAA is Aviation Enthusiasts.
RAA, a Canadian association of Amateur Aircraft Builders, Antique and Classic Restorers and Aviation Enthusiasts, Our focus is on the technical side, assisting members to build, restore, maintain and fly their own aircraft. The Recreational flyer, the bi-monthly members magazine and source of information for the Canadian Builder, is published bi-monthly by RAA. RAA also publishes the Amateur Built Aircraft Builders Manual, the definitive Canadian Builders reference guide. Call RAA toll-free At 1.800.387.1028 for technical assistance, or to purchase the Amateur Built Aircraft Builders Manual.
National web site:

Tools for Members Use Only. CONTACT Calvin Thorne( )
-Swage Eyelet Mini Vice clamp (for holding eyelet while swaging cable)
-Swage Compression Tool (manual bolt down type)
-Swage Go-No Go Gauge
-Torque Wrench 1/2" (Includes 3/8" adapter)
-Wheel Bead Breaker Tool
-Brake Riveting Tool (with 2 dies)
-Spark Plug Wire high Voltage Test Tool
-Magneto Timing Tool
-Propeller 360 Degree Protractor Timing Indicator
-Cylinder Top Dead Centre 18mm (spark plug hole) tool
-Cylinder Differential Pressure Tester (For cylinders of 5" bore and larger)
-Cylinder Pressure Tester Extension Tube (With T handle)
-Oil Filter Cutter Tool
-Dyna Vibe Propeller Balancing Computer (with sensor bracket mount for Lycoming)
-Weigh scales Analog bathroom Style (3) (For Local Calgary Members use)


For Sale:


Sidewinder plans, fuselage, ribs and other parts.

Contact Bob White 403 472 1035




RAAC Monthly General Meetings

Date: Meetings are normally held on the fourth Monday of each month, starting at 7pm.
This year we will meet on Holiday Monday's.
Please call other members to find out if there is a alternate meeting location.
There are no formal meetings in July and August, but an impromptu gathering
around a barbeque and/or an airplane has been known to happen.

Monthly Meetings are 7:00 to 9:30 PM
Location: SAIT's "Art SmithAero Center" hangar just north  of Tim Horton's at
SE corner of McCall Field, just off McCall Way.

For those interested,

We meet for supper at Denny's on Edmonton Trial & McKnight prior to the meeting.
Club meetings may held in other venues, please verify the location with the Newsletter, Yahoo Group (RAACalgary), Mailing list or Club Executive.

Annual Dues (January to December)

Dues $45.00 annually (includes a $15.00 national surcharge) or $30.00 if a RAA National member.
National members receive a quarterly glossy magazine on Canadian amateur builders and their progress.

The Recreational Aircraft Association, Calgary is also involved in many local events like:

Calgary Aviation Days
Visits to Builders
Building Seminars
Fly-in Events
Other Social Events


Dennis Fox
Vice President
Shane Daily
Second Vice President
Bruce Flach
Glen Miller
Paul Swift
Paul Swift
Bruce Flach
Gene Lukan
Calvin Thorne

***Cavalcade Monthly Newsletters***

Our monthly club newsletter can be accessed by going to the following website as provided by our monthly editor, Paul Swift.

2010 Cavalcade Issues

2009 Cavalcade Issues

2008 Cavalcade Issues

2007 Cavalcade Issues

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