Canada's Flying Heritage

By: Ellis, Frank H

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-----------hardcover, about 8 x 11 inches, a Very Good+ copy with a bit of very faint foxing to some pages, in a chipped and torn but generally intact attractive Good dustjacket, former owner's name stamp on front end paper, 388 pages, b&w photos, contents include PIONEERS of the AIR, 1907 - 1914: Wings rise in the East; Alberta's flying saucer, 1907; Gibson's twin and multi-planes, 1910-1911; More wings in the West, 1909-1918; A close-up of two ealy birds; British youths, 1907-1915; --- THE BARNSTORMERS; 1906-1914: Balloons and airships, 1906-1914; Airplane barnstorming begins, 1909-1910; The air meets of 1910; Exhibition flying, 1911; Billy Stark, Canadian barnstormer, 1912-1915; Noteworthy flights, 1912; The friendly invasion wanes, 1913-1914; --- THE WAR YEARS, 1914-1918: The war birds learn to fly; The Royal Flying Corps in Canada, 1917-1918; Other aviation highlights during World War I; ---THE DOLLAR-A-MINUTE DAYS, 1919-1920: Dollar-a-minute days in the East; Farmstorming days out West; Through the doldrums, 1921-1923; ---ANNIHILATING TIME AND SPACE, 1919-1926: Conquest of the Atlantic, 1919; Spanning the continent; Alaska, and round the world; ---NORTHWARD INTO THE BUSH AND SNOW, 1919-1929: Bush and arctic flights, 1919-1929; Rene and Vic, and the Viking; Over the icefields; The bush pilot-and his engineer; Commercial flying hits its stride, 1924-1929; Planes to the rescue; ---FOR FAME AND FUN, 1927 -: The death or glory road; A continent shrinks; Flying for fun; Youth at the controls: ---WINGS AT WORK, 1927-: The air-mail story; Wings on many missions; Retrospect and prospect; ---APPENDIXES: Outstanding events in Canadian aviation; Noteworthy air-mail events in Canada to 1939; McKee Trophy awards; Webster trophy awards; Known graduate pupils of the Curtiss Aviation School, Toronto, to the end of 1915; Known pupils connected with the Aero Club of British Columbia, to the end of 1915; The Caterpillar Club; Licensing of aircraft and personnel; Museums; Cairns and monuments: INDEX; any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo

Title: Canada's Flying Heritage

Author Name: Ellis, Frank H

Illustrator: Uncredited Cover Art

Categories: Canadian History,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, ON: University of Toronto Press, 1954, 1st edition, First Printing: 1954

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good+ ( see Description )

Jacket Condition: Good (see description)

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 148778

Keywords: Canada's Flying Heritage