Aviation Community Involvement
Hope Aero is proud to participate in a number of charitable efforts within the aviation community and beyond. We are regular contributors to the refurbishment of propellers and other aviation components for the Canadian Air & Space Museum in Ottawa and the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum in Hamilton. We are also supporters and active members of the Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Association of Ontario.
Although retired from the management of the company he founded, Harry Hope continues to be the face of Hope Aero in a number of charity and community efforts in Canada and around the world. Both Harry and Helen Hope have been recognized by Rotary for their service and have been awarded Paul Harris Fellowships. Harry has served as club president and is currently an assistant governor for district 7080. Here, in his own words, is a bit more on the work they’re proud to be doing:
My Life and Second Career since 2001 – Harry Hope in retirement
Having passed the management of Hope Aero into passionate and capable hands, my ambition now is to travel, serve Rotary and help those less fortunate. My wife Helen and I have been privileged to contribute both locally and internationally through a number of Rotary projects.
In 2004, we joined a group of Rotarians travelling to Lucknow, India, where we helped immunize children from birth to six months against polio. This voyage sparked our passion to help conquer the disease. Since then, we have helped to immunize children in Togo and Ghana, and twice more in India. The job is almost done, but not quite.
Through Rotary, Helen and I also got involved building houses and doing missionary work in the Dominican Republic in 2006. We have returned in February every year since and find it gratifying to see the results of the work that we did in previous years.
Other travels have taken us to China, Australia, Cambodia, Vietnam, India, Nepal, Tibet, the Canadian Arctic, Antarctica, Africa, and most of the UK and Europe.
Harry Hope, Founder - Personal Awards
AME Hall of Fame
In appreciation for 50 years of leadership, integrity, accumulated knowledge, fellowship and establishment of a personal standard of excellence unsurpassed in aircraft propeller maintenance. Recognition of time and effort in the organization of the Ontario AME Workshop 1994.
The Glen Gosling and Joe Price Memorial Award
Presented to an individual or corporation who has shown outstanding interest and support to the Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Association Atlantic Region.
The Gordon B. Rayner Award
In recognition of an outstanding career as an Aircraft Maintenance engineer, teacher and public service. Presented in November 1993 by the CWH Lancaster Support Club for his contribution to the success of the Lancaster Restoration Project.