Pilots Down

Canada’s most up-to-date aircraft in 1939 was the Northrop Delta, manufactured under licence by Canadian Vickers Ltd. in Montreal. It was about the size of a de Havilland DHC-3 Otter—a large, single-engine, low-wing monoplane, powerful and fast. Although noisy and said to be nose-heavy, the Delta was a versatile aircraft and pilots generally spoke...
  • The first air war at sea

    February 18, 2016 by Hugh A. Halliday
    Early in the First World War, flying boats, seaplanes and airships were thrust into battle over the ocean The airplane was barely 11 years old when it went to war. By the age of 15, it had matured into a formidable weapon. When not delivering...
  • Before they were bush pilots

    December 8, 2015 by Hugh A. Halliday
    The air war was the nursery of Canada’s bush flying heritage Since 1973, Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame in Wetaskiwin, Alta., has honoured more than 200 individuals who contributed to the nation’s aerial achievements, progress and heritage, including pilots, executives, designers and writers. More are...
  • Air Force: The fighter pilot who hated killing

    September 23, 2015 by Hugh A. Halliday
    Stearne Tighe Edwards was a faithful friend to his fellow pilots and a respectful adversary to his enemy combatants The air war of 1914-1918 is widely seen as one of fighter pilots duelling in pristine skies high above the industrial-scale slaughter below. It is a...
  • Double duty

    August 7, 2015 by Hugh A. Halliday
    Flying veterans of one world war often served with distinction in the...
  • Canadian flyers go to war

    June 4, 2015 by Hugh A. Halliday
    Canada’s air force was born in fits and starts The first tool for military aviation was the hot air balloon, first used during the French Revolutionary Wars. In the American Civil War, both sides employed observation balloons. By 1910, the airplane had proven its capability...
  • VE-Day in Pictures

    May 1, 2015 by Sharon Adams
    Timeless images of relief and joy It’s over! The guns in Europe are silent and the troops are coming home. As the news marking the Allied victory in Europe spreads from east to west, so does the...
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