Canadian Wings

Canadian Wings

A Remarkable Century of Flight

Book - 2006
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Perseus Publishing
Lavishly illustrated and richly told, using the full resources of the Canada Aviation Museum ? Canadian Wings is a stunning tribute to the men, machines and daredevil achievements of Canadian flight.
This book 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.
Canadian Wings draws on the unparallelled collections of the Canada Aviation Museum in Ottawa, for its nearly 200 images including archival photographs, paintings, and memorabilia. It features the artworks of Robert Bradford, former director of the Museum, and Dan Patterson, photographer and author of several aviation books. Combined with compelling history and colourful anecdote, this beautifully illustrated book will give readers a new appreciation of how northern wings have helped to build, defend, and explore this vast nation, and to project its image abroad.

It's 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 Bell's 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.


Publisher: Vancouver, B.C. : Douglas & McIntyre, c2006
Description: ix, 246 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm
ISBN: 9781553651673
1553651677
Branch Call Number: 629.130971 Can

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