Upcoming Events

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April 16 – 18, 2023

Alberta Aviation Council Conference

Location: TBA

The Alberta Aviation Council catalyzes industry growth and is the recognized voice of Alberta’s aerospace, airport, and aviation interests. For more information, visit albertaaviationcouncil.com.

April 29-30, 2023

The Sky’s No Limit, Girls fly too

Abbotsford International Airport, Abbotsford, BC

The world’s largest Aviation, Aerospace, Marine & Defence diversity outreach event. Completely FREE for everyone! Volunteers are needed; please visit www.girlsfly2.ca and volunteer for the new April dates! Main event days volunteer areas include Passenger/Volunteer Check-In, People/Traffic Control, Motorcycle Security, Helicopter Support Crew, and General Help. Only 6% of the professional pilot population in Canada and the United States are women—a statistic essentially unchanged in the last 25 years. In Canada, only 2.3% of licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineers are women. In the Canadian Armed Forces, women account for only 4% of the technical trades and less than 3% of the top command positions. Worldwide, women account for only 1.28% of the global seafarer force. That’s why the Achieve Anything Foundation, with the support of like-minded industry leaders, chooses an immersive, hands-on approach to improve gender diversity. Our events, projects & programs are always entirely free for participants to prevent any barriers to participation. For more information, visit girlsfly2.ca.

June 5-7, 2023

British Columbia Aviation Council Conference

Prince George Airport, 4141 Airport Road, Prince George, BC

For more information, visit bcaviationcouncil.org

June 15-17, 2023

Canadian Aviation Association Convention

Toronto Pearson International Airport, 6301 Silver Dart Drive, Mississauga, ON

Aircraft Convention, Trade Show & Static Display. The Canadian Business Aviation Association’s (CBAA) mission is to represent and promote the Canadian business aviation community globally, advocating safety, security, and efficiency. For more information, visit cbaa-acaa.ca.

August 16-17, 2023

YVR for Kids

Gala Dinner: Wednesday, August 16, Sheraton Vancouver Airport, 7551 Westminster Hwy, Richmond, BC

Golf Tournament: Thursday, August 17, Quilchena Golf & Country Club, 3551 Granville Ave., Richmond, BC

This year marks the 32nd year the airport community will come together to help support local children’s charities. Clear Skies Children’s Foundation presents the annual YVR for Kids Gala and Golf Tournament. Now in its 31st year, it has become the preeminent and much-loved airport celebration of the year. Through partnerships with the YVR, Canuck Place Children’s Hospice and many other key sponsors, YVR for Kids brings together more than 350 guests for a Gala Dinner and Auction and the Sheraton Vancouver Airport, followed by an afternoon of golf at Quilchena Golf & Country Club. YVR for Kids has donated more than $5 million to children’s charities. For more information, visit yvrforkids.org.

October 17-19, 2023

2023 NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition

Las Vegas, Nevada

Immerse yourself in the world of business aircraft—view fixed-wing aircraft of all sizes, from single-engine airplanes and turboprops to long-range jets. See today’s helicopters and tomorrow’s advanced air mobility (AAM) aircraft. NBAA-BACE is business aviation’s biggest and most productive event of the year. For more information, visit nbaa.org.