By Peter Pigott
Flying Canucks tells the interesting tale of aviation in Canada via this choice of 37 biographies of vital aviators in our nation’s history.
As early as 1908, having learn the Wright brothers’ invention, Alberta farm boys and mechanics in Quebec villages have been developing huge kites, trying to fly them. inside of a decade, Canadian air aces, like Bishop and Barker, swept the wartime skies over Frances, piloting lethal machines in mortal wrestle. throughout the 20s, that very Canadian breed of adventurer, the bush pilot, ventured over the desolate tundra, supplying medication and missionaries, mail and Mounties to distant groups so far as Ellesmere Island and Ungava Bay.
individuals of the Royal Canadian Air strength fought with contrast throughout the moment international conflict. Titles resembling The Saviour of London and The Angel of Ceylon appear like wartime hype, however the ability and braveness that these pilots displayed part a century in the past set them aside nonetheless. For the six Canadian airmen who gained the Victoria go, there have been millions who flew into the beef grinder that used to be the Allies’ strategic air offensive over Europe.
This ebook chronicles the exploits of just a couple of women and men – however it really celebrates the spirit and get to the bottom of of numerous courageous Canadians who're proud a part of aviation during this country.
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