This book tells the story of Canadian aviation from the earliest experiments in flight to the present day. All the major aspects of our flying heritage are dealt with in an informative and enjoyable manner, including the early history of flying, the growth of commercial aviation, military aviation and Canada's aviation industry.
Among the feature stories are the CF-100 and Avro Arrow, early flying expeditions to the north, and the massive airlift operations to the DEW line, Labrador and James Bay that are among the most notable achievements in Canadian aviation. Less well known episodes, such as the Froebe brothers' early helicopter experiments and the Gregor biplane fighter developed just before the Second World War, are also dealt with.
Over 350 photographs show virtually every important aircraft type that has operated in Canada, along with many that are less well known.
Detailed, authoritative and entertaining, this book will be a constant source of pleasure and information to all who enjoy the fascinating history of flying in Canada.