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Wings Across Canada

Author : Peter Pigott
Publisher : Dundurn
Release : 2002
Category : Transportation
ISBN : 9781550024128


Book Wings Across Canada Description/Summary:

Here is the ultimate lineup of aircraft that have served Canada so well in peace and war, from the Sabre to the CF-18 to the North Star

Wings Across Time

Author : David H. Collins
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1978
Category : Uncategorized
ISBN : 0887600905


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On Canadian Wings

Author : Peter Pigott
Publisher : Dundurn
Release : 2005-03-01
Category : Transportation
ISBN : 9781459717763


Book On Canadian Wings Description/Summary:

Be prepared to soar! Whether you are an aviation enthusiast, history buff, or air traveller, dont miss the third in a series of photo essays on aviation in Canada, covering almost 100 years of flight by Canadians. Dramatic visuals accompany each step of aviations advances, from Canadas first military aircraft to Billy Bishops Nieuport, from the earliest bush planes to the beginnings of passenger travel. This comprehensive history showcases 50 aircraft. Whether famous or forgotten, all were designed, built, and/or flown by Canadians. Insightful analysis is complemented by gorgeous photos, many in colour, some with rare archival significance. The history of our desire to conquer gravity is encapsulated within these covers.


Author : Anonim
Publisher : PediaPress
Release : 2021-12-07
Category : Uncategorized
ISBN : 8210379456XXX


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Wings for Victory

Author : Spencer Dunmore
Publisher : McClelland & Stewart Limited
Release : 1994
Category : Political Science
ISBN : STANFORD:36105010475767


Book Wings for Victory Description/Summary:

The proportions of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan were huge. At its peak, the plan was graduating over 3,000 aircrew a month from 107 training schools across Canada. In total, graduates numbered more than 130,000. This enormous war effort made Canada WWII’s “aerodrome of democracy.” Full of personal anecdotes, Wings For Victory is the story of the BCATP and of the politicians who negotiated it into existence, of the officers and airmen of the RCAF and the RAF, and of the many civilians who made it work day by day. Above all, it is the story of the young men who entered the scheme as clerks and farmers, students and salesmen, and graduated as pilots, navigators, air gunners, air bombers, and flight engineers. In the late 1930s, mindful of the need to play an important role in the looming war, Canadian politicians conceived of a plan that would entail a major commitment to the war effort yet keep the country’s young men at home and avoid the horrendous loss of Canadian lives experienced on the ground in WWI. The British Commonwealth Air training Plan was born, whereby young recruits from Great Britain, Australia, and New Zealand would join their Canadian counterparts in training schools to be set up across the country. Here they would be trained to fight the battles of the new war, in the air. Canada was the ideal location, far enough away from the threat of air raids, and with plenty of wide open space for the business of building airfields and teaching men to fly. In a huge, country-wide mobilization of personnel and resources, training facilities were hastily erected from Vancouver to Charlottetown. And when young recruits from around the globe started pouring into the scores of towns and villages across the map selected as sites for the BCATP, communities were turned upside down. Spencer Dunmore follows these raw young recruits through the lengthy selection process and training regimen that awaited them so far from home. Many wouldn’t make it. A large number “washed out,” finding themselves no longer considered pilot material. The training process would injure some and kill some more. A handful would discover that, although they had always dreamed of flying, they loathed and feared the reality of it. But masses of them were eventually successful and were shipped to Europe, where they put their Canadian training to the ultimate test, winning the war in the air.

Geopolitical Integrity

Author : Institute for Research on Public Policy
Publisher : IRPP
Release : 2005
Category : Political Science
ISBN : 0886451892


Book Geopolitical Integrity Description/Summary:

Essays on Canada's place in the world order.

Aviation Pioneers of Canada 7-Book Bundle

Author : Peter Pigott
Publisher : Dundurn
Release : 2016-07-07
Category : Transportation
ISBN : 9781459737228


Book Aviation Pioneers of Canada 7-Book Bundle Description/Summary:

The Aviation Pioneers of Canada 7-Book Bundle presents the high-flying insight of Peter Pigott, in a special collection chronicling the aviators, aircraft, and drama of over a century of Canadian flight. From the Avro Arrow and the Silver Dart to the adventurers and visionaries who pushed Canadian airways to new heights, Pigott covers it all with his trademark breezy style and incredible historical photographs. Includes Brace for Impact: Air Crashes and Aviation Safety Air Canada: The History Flying Canucks: Famous Canadian Aviators Flying Canucks II On Canadian Wings: A Century of Flight Taming the Skies: A Celebration of Canadian Flight Wings Across Canada: An Illustrated History of Canadian Aviation

Brace for Impact

Author : Peter Pigott
Publisher : Dundurn
Release : 2016-06-18
Category : Transportation
ISBN : 9781459732537


Book Brace for Impact Description/Summary:

So many planes seem to fall from the sky or disappear completely. But are accidents really so common and why do they happen in the first place? Brace for Impact traces the evolution of accident investigation and explains why flying is the safest form of travel.

Been There, Done That

Author : Ron Butcher
Publisher : Trafford Publishing
Release : 2006-01
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781412057974


Book Been There, Done That Description/Summary:

A vividly-written memoir of pre-war life in New Brunswick, a WWII tour as a RCAF Navigator in RAF Bomber Command and post-war life in the RCAF .

Sailing Seven Seas

Author : Peter Pigott
Publisher : Dundurn
Release : 2010-11-18
Category : Transportation
ISBN : 9781459713253


Book Sailing Seven Seas Description/Summary:

Under Canadian Pacific’s red-and-white-checkered flag, the company’s founders, George Stephen and William C. Van Horne, created a rail-sea service from Liverpool to Hong Kong. Boasting sternwheelers, Great Lakes bulk carriers, ferries, and luxurious ocean-going liner leviathans, the Canadian Pacific shipping line sailed around the globe. In both world wars the entire fleet served gallantly as Allied troop carriers. After the Second World War, the company staved off the realities of the jet age for as long as it could, replacing liners with container ships, until what was left of the legendary maritime operation was sold off in 2005. With a witty and informative style, author Peter Pigott evokes not only the nostalgic heyday of ocean travel but reveals a slice of almost-forgotten Canadiana. From the stifling steerage quarters of immigrant ships to the elegant drawing rooms of nautical titans such as the ill-fated Empress of Ireland and the Empress of Asia, from U-boat-haunted convoys to container ships, shore dwellers and old salts alike will be delighted with Sailing Seven Seas.

Wings Across America

Author : Bruce McAllister,Jesse Davidson
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2004-01-01
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN : 0963881795


Book Wings Across America Description/Summary:

WINGS ACROSS AMERICA captures the formative years of the U.S. Air Mail Service and includes photographs and exclusive interviews of the great air mail pilots by deceased co-author Jesse Davidson. Bruce McAllister has supplemented the historical photographs with new color photography, linking the present with the past. This coffee table book includes the development of the coast-to-coast air mail service, as well as the first air mail flights in Alaska and between Canada and the United States.

Wings Across the World

Author : Hugh Barnett Cave
Publisher : New York : Dodd, Mead & Company
Release : 1945
Category : World War, 1939-1945
ISBN : UCAL:$B675922


Book Wings Across the World Description/Summary:

Her Daughter the Engineer

Author : Richard I. Bourgeois-Doyle
Publisher : NRC Research Press
Release : 2008
Category : Aeronautical engineers
ISBN : 9780660198132


Book Her Daughter the Engineer Description/Summary:

A former broadcaster and journalist, Bourgeois-Doyle (corporate governance, National Research Council of Canada) has contributed to numerous books, articles, TV features, and radio programs on science history. Here he offers general readers a biography of Elsie MacGill (1905-1980), the world's first female aeronautical engineer and professional aircraft designer. The daughter of suffragist judge Helen MacGill (1864-1947), she also served on Canada's Royal Commission on the Status of Women from its founding in 1967, to the issuance of its report in 1970, calling for a complete rethinking of attitudes and policies towards women in Canada, and subsequently traveled the country lobbying for implementation of the recommended changes.

Wings Across the Desert

Author : David H. Ellis
Publisher : Surrey, B.C. : Hancock House
Release : 2000-11
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 0888394802


Book Wings Across the Desert Description/Summary:

"[D]ocuments a quest to determine if a flock of cranes could be trained to follow a truck on a long-distance migration and arrive wild enough to survive after release ... The mood of this true adventure story varies from playful to mournful as the wonder and harshness of nature imprints the journey's outcome" --Back cover.

Recreating First Contact

Author : Joshua A. Bell,Alison K. Brown,Robert J. Gordon
Publisher : Smithsonian Institution
Release : 2013-11-06
Category : Social Science
ISBN : 9781935623243


Book Recreating First Contact Description/Summary:

Recreating First Contact explores themes related to the proliferation of adventure travel which emerged during the early twentieth century and that were legitimized by their associations with popular views of anthropology. During this period, new transport and recording technologies, particularly the airplane and automobile and small, portable, still and motion-picture cameras, were utilized by a variety of expeditions to document the last untouched places of the globe and bring them home to eager audiences. These expeditions were frequently presented as first contact encounters and enchanted popular imagination. The various narratives encoded in the articles, books, films, exhibitions and lecture tours that these expeditions generated fed into pre-existing stereotypes about racial and technological difference, and helped to create them anew in popular culture. Through an unpacking of expeditions and their popular wakes, the essays (12 chapters, a preface, introduction and afterward) trace the complex but obscured relationships between anthropology, adventure travel and the cinematic imagination that the 1920s and 1930s engendered and how their myths have endured. The book further explores the effects - both positive and negative - of such expeditions on the discipline of anthropology itself. However, in doing so, this volume examines these impacts from a variety of national perspectives and thus through these different vantage points creates a more nuanced perspective on how expeditions were at once a global phenomenon but also culturally ordered.