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Canadian Wings: A Remarkable Century of Flight Stephen Payne

Canadian Wings: A Remarkable Century of Flight

Stephen Payne

Published November 10th 2009
ISBN : 9781553654964
Paperback
256 pages
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Its hard to imagine modern Canada without the airplane. In an immense, open country with many challenges to travel, flight has become an integral part of Canadian life, from bush pilots landing floatplanes on remote lakes to business travellersMoreIts hard to imagine modern Canada without the airplane. In an immense, open country with many challenges to travel, flight has become an integral part of Canadian life, from bush pilots landing floatplanes on remote lakes to business travellers shuttling between cities and time zones. Here the rich resources of the Canada Aviation Museum provide a fresh look at the aviation heritage that made this possible.Canadian Wings gives a full and copiously illustrated account of how powered flight developed during its first century in Canada, as well as the contribution that Canadians made to the wider story of flight in the world. Vignettes and anecdotes bring famous Canadian fliers to life, from J.A.D. McCurdy and Alexander Graham Bells Aerial Experiment Association to World War I aces Bishop, Barker and Collishaw, and from bush pilots Wop May and Punch Dickins to steadfast flyers-turned-boardroom-executives Grant McConachie, Gordon McGregor and Max Ward.