While the Canadian Bushhawks Liaison Squadron counts members worldwide, the Squadron is known primarily for its founders: Lauren (L. J.) Lee and T. J. Lilliman.
The Squadron was founded in 1991 by this close-knit pair of aviation enthusiasts on an appropriately tiny pea-patch airstrip in Southwestern Ontario.
L. J. and T. J. are an ordinary couple with an extraordinary passion for aviation and for each other!
Flying partners for several years, we married at an airshow in 1994 complete with a flypast of five T-6 Harvards from the Canadian Harvard Aircraft Association that drowned out our wedding vows!
Our home base, Bushhawk Creek, is a 50-acre farm on the north shore of Lake Erie, with a timber-frame hangar, a tidy 1860s Ontario cottage, and a 3,600 x 100 grass airstrip just outside our kitchen door.
Each September we welcome our friends and colleagues for a weekend-long barbecue, The Autumn Gathering of Hawks, at the Creek. In 2001, our attendance was a record 176 aircraft over the two days.