Be sure to check out Pierre Gillard’s wonderful aviation blog. Keep up to date with what’s going on anywhere from St. Hubert to points around the world where Pierre travels: http://www.pierregillard.com/blog/index.html How are the airlines doing these days? Here is a very good overview: OPINION: Aviation is being reshaped, and governments are in control How […]The Book Is Alive (No Apologies) + New Projects + Surviving in Canadian Book Publishing + A Reminder about the Ultimate history of the Bell 47+ A340s in Formation + Pandemics Today and Yesterday — CANAV Books Blog
In January 2006 the great Fred Hotson handed over part of his archives to me, including what he had of the Al Martin aviation photo collection — prints, negatives and transparencies. Fred had retrieved Al’s collection from a garage in BC, and earlier had shared it with me, as I researched for what in 1997 […]Light Planes: Al Martin’s Photographic Handiwork from the 1950s + Some Reader Reaction — CANAV Books Blog
In part 1, we saw how 4 Group had been operating mainly Whitleys from Leeming, and how the squadrons here had taken a beating in the European skies. Now, following the departure of the last elements of 10 Sqn. in August 1942, Leeming was all but empty, and ready to be handed over to the […]RAF Leeming Part 2 – The Canadians arrive. — Aviation Trails
Gavin filmed most of this video and edited all of it. We flew to Killam for home made treats and then to Wetaskiwin for lunch to meet some flying club members.
Credit music to Bensound.com.
It left Calgary some seven years ago, its majestic 12-metre wingspan packed into dust-covered boxes like discarded puzzle pieces, which gave little hint of its former airborne glory. On Wednesday, the Second World War-era Hawker Hurricane finally returned home after an odyssey that began more than a decade ago, arriving in Calgary just before midnight, […]After a long and winding flight path, Calgary’s Hurricane fighter comes home — Calgary Herald
The Boeing 707 — Early Development and Initial Service This is a very worthwhile viewing experience. It’s a 1960 Boeing promotional movie with some very nice footage from around the world, including by one of my earliest correspondents, the great Gordon S. Williams. Have a look and enjoy — just google this link and you […]Early Film Footage of the Boeing 707 + Rick Mercer Reports on the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum Lancaster + Dave Fairbanks Is Honoured at Ithaca — CANAV Books Blog