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Canada's flying heritage

Author: Frank H Ellis
Publisher: [Toronto, Ont.] : University of Toronto Press, 1980, ©1954.
Series: Canadian University paperbooks, 252.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Ellis, Frank H.
Canada's flying heritage.
[Toronto, Ont.] : University of Toronto Press, 1980, ©1954
(DLC) 80497045
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Frank H Ellis
ISBN: 9781442671706 144267170X 1282040006 9781282040007
OCLC Number: 431544094
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 398 pages) : illustrations, portraits.
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"" ""T""""u""; ""v""; ""w""; ""y""; ""z""
Series Title: Canadian University paperbooks, 252.
Responsibility: by Frank H. Ellis.
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