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Author Ellis, Frank H.
Title Canada's flying heritage / by Frank H. Ellis.
Imprint [Toronto, Ont.] : University of Toronto Press, 1980, ©1954.

Author Ellis, Frank H.
Series Canadian University paperbooks ; 252
Canadian university paperbooks ; 252.
Subject Aeronautics -- Canada -- History.
Author Ellis, Frank H.
Series Canadian University paperbooks ; 252
Canadian university paperbooks ; 252.
Subject Aeronautics -- Canada -- History.
Description 1 online resource (xiv, 398 pages) : illustrations, portraits.
Note Print version record.
Summary This book not only records the significant events of Canadian aviation but also pays tribute to the 'forgotten flyers who flew by guess and by God or with calculating caution - for the sheer love of flying - in the early days.' 'Pioneers of the Air' recounts the first tentative experiments with that overgrown monster, the flying machine - at this stage, the glider. Next come the Barnstormers, the first professional airmen, trying desperately to wrest a living from the air, pioneering in the field of practical flying as little more than vaudeville performers. These were the days of daring aero-acrobatics and tense and crowded air-meets. The First World War saw a tremendous advance in technical manoeuvres and in pilot skill; the first aviation school was established in Toronto, where the War Birds learned to fly. An unparallelled boom in aviation followed the war. Public interest had been aroused by the celebrated achievement of Canada's Air Force, and many young men, the restlessness of the war still in them, were obsessed by the itch to fly again. The Dollar-a-Minute days marked the beginning of passenger travel and a steady increase in experimental flying, to bear its practical fruit in days to come. The next chapter is one of heroic enterprise - the conquest of the Atlantic and the spanning of the Continent. No less epic is the history of the bush pilots who tamed the Canadian North. We must be grateful to Mr. Ellis for rescuing from obscurity this important chapter in our history.
Contents ""CONTENTS""; ""1 PIONEERS OF THE AIR, 1907-1914""; ""1 Wings rise in the East""; ""2 Alberta's flying saucer, 1907""; ""3 Gibson's twin and multi-planes, 1910�1911""; ""4 More wings in the West, 1909�1918""; ""5 A close-up of two early birds""; ""6 Brisk youths, 1907�1915""; ""2 THE BARNSTORMERS, 1906-1914""; ""7 Balloons and airships, 1906�1914""; ""8 Airplane barnstorming begins, 1909�1910""; ""9 The air meets of 1910""; ""10 Exhibition flying, 1911""; ""11 Billy Stark, Canadian barnstormer, 1912�1915""; ""12 Noteworthy flights, 1912""
""13 The friendly invasion wanes, 1913�1914""""3 THE WAR YEARS, 1914-1918""; ""14 The war birds learn to fly""; ""15 The Royal Flying Corps in Canada, 1917�1918""; ""16 Other aviation highlights during World War I""; ""4 THE DOLLAR-A-MINUTE DAYS, 1919-1920""; ""17 Dollar-a-minute days in the East""; ""18 Farmstorming days out West""; ""19 Through the doldrums, 1921�1923""; ""5 ANNIHILATING TIME AND SPACE, 1919-1926""; ""20 Conquest of the Atlantic, 1919""; ""21 Spanning the continent""; ""22 Alaska, and round the world""; ""6 NORTHWARD INTO THE BUSH AND SNOW 1919-1929""
""23 Bush and arctic flights, 1919�1929""""24 Rene and Vic: and the Viking""; ""25 Over the icefields""; ""26 The bush pilot�and his engineer""; ""27 Commercial flying hits its stride, 1924�1929""; ""28 Planes to the rescue""; ""7 FOR FAME AND FUN, 1927-""; ""29 The death or glory road""; ""30 A continent shrinks""; ""31 Flying for fun""; ""32 Youth at the controls""; ""8 WINGS AT WORK, 1927-""; ""33 The air-mail story""; ""34 Wings on many missions""; ""35 Retrospect and prospect""; ""APPENDIXES""; ""A: Outstanding events in Canadian aviation""
""B: Noteworthy air-mail events in Canada to 1939""""C: McKee Trophy awards""; ""D: Webster trophy awards""; ""E: Full list of the graduate pupils of the Curtiss Aviation School, Toronto, during the entire period of its operation, 1915�16""; ""F: Known pupils connected with the Aero Club of British Columbia, to the end of 1915""; ""G: The Caterpillar Club""; ""H: Licensing of aircraft and personnel""; ""I: Museums""; ""J: Cairns and monuments""; ""INDEX""; ""A""; ""B""; ""C""; ""D""; ""E""; ""F""; ""G""; ""H""; ""I""; ""J""; ""K""; ""L""; ""M""; ""N""; ""O""; ""P""; ""Q""; ""R""; ""S""
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ISBN 9781442671706 (electronic bk.)
144267170X (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 431544094
Additional Format Print version: Ellis, Frank H. Canada's flying heritage. [Toronto, Ont.] : University of Toronto Press, 1980, ©1954 9786612040009 (DLC) 80497045

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