About The Club

The Recreational Aircraft Association represents a group of Canadian aviation enthusiasts, working together to promote recreational aviation and to advance the science of amateur built aircraft.

The Niagara Chapter was formed in 1993 and has the unique distinction of having no bricks and mortar for a home yet is based out of two great airports in the Niagara Region, located within a half hour''s drive of each other.

The RAA serves its members in many ways. Whether you''re interested in building your own aircraft, restoring a classic, or simply flying for the pure pleasure of it, the RAA is there to help. At the government level we represent our members'' interests when regulatory changes are proposed, continuously trying to keep regulation to a minimum and by promoting all types of recreational flying, particularly at the ''grass roots'' level.

One of our major objectives is to provide the information and skills training you need to successfully build and fly your own aircraft. Our bi-monthly magazine, The Recreational Flyer, publishes regular technical articles designed to assist you in building your aircraft, along with regular reports on what our members across Canada are doing. Many other articles of general interest are also featured.

The RAA Niagara Chapter is one of 50 Chapters across Canada. The members of these chapters can provide invaluable assistance and information should you decide to build an airplane. Even if you''re not building an airplane you can enjoy the company and social camaraderie of other aviation minded individuals.

The Niagara Chapter meets at 7:30pm on the second Monday of every month. Meetings are held at the C.A.R.E.S. Building, Niagara District Airport, Hwy 55, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario (CYSN) every month except July and August, at which times they are held at the Niagara Central Airport, better known as the Welland Airport (CNQ3). The summer meetings are rather informal barbeques. In addition, there are organized fly-ins and social functions throughout the year. We often feature interesting guest speakers from various sectors of aviation.

The RAA is a completely volunteer organization. The benefits our members receive is directly proportional to our collective contribution, so we invite you to join, and participate in the RAA as much as your schedule allows. The more you become involved, the more you’ll enjoy your membership.

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