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41 Peden, Murray Fall of an Arrow
Stittsville ON Canada's Wings 1978 0920002048 / 9780920002049 First Edition Hardcover Good+ with no dust jacket 
Tape stains on blue cloth covered boards, library stamp on FFEP, light wear ; A tight solid book. ; Ex-Library; B&W Illustrations; 182 pages; On February 20, 1959, Prime Minister John Diefenbaker announced to the House of Commons the cancellation of the CF-105 Arrow. Its development costs to that time were $340 million. The Arrow was to be the world’s unsurpassed interceptor aircraft. Yet within two months of the Prime Minister’s announcement, six completed aircraft were dismantled and all papers and documents associated with the project were destroyed. Here is the history and development of the Arrow – the plane that would make Canada the leader in supersonic flight technology. The Arrow was designed to fly at twice the speed of sound and carry the most advanced missile weapons system. Here are the stories of the men and women who were in the vanguard of the new technology – who had come from England, Poland, and the United States to make aviation history. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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Flying Colours  A History of Commercial Aviation in Canada, Pigott, Peter
42 Pigott, Peter Flying Colours A History of Commercial Aviation in Canada
Vancouver BC Douglas & McIntyre 1997 1550545930 / 9781550545937 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Light edge wear, small bump bottom front board, dust jacket lightly chipped. ; A bright, solid book DJ in Mylar ; B&W Photographs; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 234 pages 
Price: 19.95 USD
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Flying Colours  A History of Commercial Aviation in Canada, Pigott, Peter
43 Pigott, Peter Flying Colours A History of Commercial Aviation in Canada
Vancouver BC Douglas & McIntyre 1997 1550545930 / 9781550545937 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
DJ shows some shelfwear, gift inscription on FFEP. ; A bright, solid book. Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. ; Square 4to 9" - 11" tall; 234 pages 
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National Treasure  The History of Trans Canada Airlines, Pigott, Peter
44 Pigott, Peter National Treasure The History of Trans Canada Airlines
Madeira Park, BC Harbour Publishing 2001 1550172689 / 9781550172683 1st Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Only slight wear to book & DJ ; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped. ; B&W Photographs; 9.32 X 6.36 X 1.40 inches; 476 pages; "Before the birth of Trans Canada Airlines (TCA) in 1937, Canada was one of the very few countries of the world that had no organized air service connecting its principal cities. In 1936, many of the one million people who travelled on scheduled flights in the United States were Canadian citizens who needed to travel south of the border to reach destinations in Canada. C.D. Howe, Minister of Transport in Prime Minister Mackenzie King's cabinet, was the chief architect of the government-owned TCA. From the beginning, the company was ennobled as more than a means of commercial transport: it was hoped that the TCA, like the Canadian Pacific Railway before it, would "overcome vast geographical barriers, thwart the Americans, reassure the British and unite the country." Other air companies provided transportation; this one was to be a symbol of national identity - a maple leaf with wings. National Treasure details the ins and outs, the backroom politics and the ground-breaking decisions that led to the creation of Trans Canada Airlines, through its early years, to its metamorphosis into Air Canada in the 1950s." Loads of photographs. 
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Taming the Skies  A Celebration of Canadian Flight, Pigott, Peter
45 Pigott, Peter Taming the Skies A Celebration of Canadian Flight
Toronto Dundurn 2003 1550024698 / 9781550024692 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Light wear to extremities.; DJ in Mylar. A bright, solid book.; 226 pages; "It is a cruel irony of history that as we celebrate the centenary of flight on December 17, 2003, aviation is in a tailspin and airlines are disappearing in Canada. Yet flight itself remains one of humanity's most spectacular triumphs, and Canada especially has much to be proud of. Contained within these covers is a complex portrait of Canadian aviation, from the Silver Dart to the Cormorant. Packed with photographs as colourful as the details that accompany them, it bursts with unforgettable aircraft trivia." 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Otter & Twin Otter  The Universal Airplanes, Rossiter, Sean
46 Rossiter, Sean Otter & Twin Otter The Universal Airplanes
Vancouver BC Douglas & Mcintyre Ltd 1999 1550546376 / 9781550546378 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
1 inch scratch front dust jacket, light edge wear. Only sign of library marking is stamp on top page edges. ; A bright, solid book, DJ in Mylar. Despite condition grading, this is in very nice condition. ; Ex-Library; 8.80 X 8.50 X 1.20 inches; 208 pages; "Following the success of the Beaver aircraft, the engineers and test pilots who developed it decided to build an airplane that could do everything the Beaver could — with twice the capacity and payload — and the Otter was born. The Otter was a great airplane, but why not make it perfect with twin-engine reliability and nosewheel landing gear? There were complications, but the result, the Twin Otter, was another winner. With more than 100 photographs, Otter and Twin Otter is a must for plane buffs." 
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Flying the Frontiers   Volume II More Hours of Aviation Adventure, Smith Matheson, Shirlee
47 Smith Matheson, Shirlee Flying the Frontiers Volume II More Hours of Aviation Adventure
Calgary, AB Detselig Enterprises 1996 1550591312 / 9781550591316 1st Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Top of spine a little bumped, small dog ear front free end paper, pages 67-78 have soft crease down length. Dust jacket shows light edge wear. ; A bright, solid book, DJ in Mylar ; B&W Photographs; 9.10 X 6.10 X 1.10 inches; 320 pages; "Accompany Shirlee Smith Matheson on more flying adventures with the daring frontiersmen of aviation. From bush pilots who flew for the love of it to military and corporate career flyers, from inventors to engineers, their stories tell Canada's story and show the impact aviation has had on our county and on the North in particular. Readers will meet an Oblate priest who flew throughout Canada's North; a woman in her eighties who thought nothing of flying solo from Alberta to Kansas and Vermont; a tail-gunner whose poignant story lends special insight into what Canada is all about; and an Alberta family whose flying machine matched discoveries made by the Wright brothers; a man who pioneered the use of helicopters in the North; and a pilot who guided his aircraft down the Mackenzie River with dynamite caps held between his knees." 
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48 Stedman, Air Vice-Marshall Ernest W. From Boxkite to Jet. Memoirs of Air Vice-Marshall Ernest W. Stedman
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1963 Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
Tear across on page is repaired with archival tape, light bumping top corners of green paper covered boards. ; B&W Illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall; Unpaginated pages; Reprinted from articles in Canadian Aviation magazine. 
Price: 19.50 USD
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416 Squadron History, Various
49 Various 416 Squadron History
Belleville, ON Hangar Bookshelf 1985 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket 
Light shelf wear is present. 2 inch closed tear on back bottom of DJ near spine. ; A bright, solid book dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped.; B&W Photographs; 161 pages; This squadron dates back to 1941 in Peterhead, Scotland 
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The Firebirds How bush flying won its wings, West, Bruce
50 West, Bruce The Firebirds How bush flying won its wings
Toronto Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources 1974 1131287959 / 9781131287959 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket Illustrated by James Lumbers 
DJ has tears and chipping, previous owner's name on FFEP. ; A tight solid book. Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 258 pages; A history of bush pilots and forest fire waterbombers in Ontario. 
Price: 16.50 USD
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51 Wheeler, William Skippers of the Sky The Early Years of Bush Flying
Calgary, AB Fifth House Books 2000 1894004450 / 9781894004459 First Canadian Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. A bright, solid book ; B&W Photographs; 0.89 x 9.24 x 6.2 Inches; 248 pages; Bush pilots and their engineers are a hardy crew, willing to run risks and embrace adventure as they deliver supplies and maintain access to remote northern Canadian communities. Skippers of the Sky recounts many exciting and entertaining tales from the early years of bush flying. The stories blend history and adventure, and are accompanied by a detailed description of the changing equipment, conditions, and hazards faced by these Canadian aviation pioneers over the years. 
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52 White, Howard; Spilsbury, Jim Accidental Airline; Spilsbury's QCA
Madeira Park, BC Harbour Publishing 1988 0920080979 / 9780920080979 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket Illustrated by Map Endpapers 
Lightly bumped head of spine ; DJ in Mylar, a bright solid, book ; B&W Photographs; 246 pages; 'tells the the incredible story of how an itinerant radio repairman accidentally started Queen Charlotte Airlines, Canada's largest bush flying outfit.' 
Price: 14.95 USD
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Canadian Airmen and the First World War, Wise, S.F.
53 Wise, S.F. Canadian Airmen and the First World War
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1980 0802023797 / 9780802023797 First Edition; Second Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
Cloth boards show light edge wear. Dust jacket has some edge wear & light creasing ; A bright, solid book, Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. A number of fold-out maps throughout ; The Official History of the Royal Canadian Air Force #1; B&W and Color Photographs, Maps; 9.90 X 6.90 X 2.40 inches; 771 pages; The first of three volumes of the Official History of the Royal Canadian Air Force, this book provides the definitive story of Canadian airmen in World War I and, moreover, a revisionist account of the war in the air.Organized topically, this volume begins with an overview of military aviation in Canada prior to 1914, as successful aircraft experiments like Baldwin's and McCurdy's Silver Dart are set against Defence Minister Sam Hughes' rejection of any government air policy. Financial timidity and political uncertainty subsequently decreed that the 20,000 Canadians who trained for, or fought in, history's first air war would have no air force of their own but would fly in the British flying services.The sections which follow show that Canadians excelled in every aspect of the air war. Indeed, although the First World War never saw an exclusively Canadian squadron in action and no Canadian rose to a command above Group level, Professor Wise has been able to write a full account of the war in the air from the Canadian perspective. Recruitment and training, the maritime air war, the strategic bombing of Germany and the defence of Great Britain, as well as action on the Western Front, in Italy, and in Macedonia, are all covered in depth. Each section reveals the complexity of air operations, as tactics, strategy, and aircraft evolved with astonishing speed. The exploits of remarkable fighter aces such as Billy Bishop, Raymond Collishaw, D.R. MaccLaren, and W.G. Barker, and of bomber leaders like R.H. Mulock, are set in the context of the air war and the many thousands of Canadians who served with them.In his conclusion Wise traces the development of Canadian government air policy to the year 1920, during which time the first Canadian air force was born and quickly died. In analysing this major step in Canada's entry into the air age he lays the foundation for postwar civil expansion and the formation of the RCAF.Illustrated with specially prepared colour and sketch maps and over 200 photographs, many of them published here for the first time, this book should prove invaluable to the military historian and of wide appeal to the aviation enthusiast and general reader alike.The other volumes in the Official History of the Royal Canadian Air Force are The Creation of a National Air Force by W.A.B. Douglas and The Crucible of War, 1939-1945 by Brereton Greenhous 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Canadian Airmen and the First World War, Wise, S.F.
54 Wise, S.F. Canadian Airmen and the First World War
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1980 0802023797 / 9780802023797 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
Cloth boards show light edge wear. Dust jacket has some edge wear & light creasing ; A bright, solid book, Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. A number of fold-out maps throughout ; The Official History of the Royal Canadian Air Force #1; B&W and Color Photographs, Maps; 9.90 X 6.90 X 2.40 inches; 771 pages; The first of three volumes of the Official History of the Royal Canadian Air Force, this book provides the definitive story of Canadian airmen in World War I and, moreover, a revisionist account of the war in the air.Organized topically, this volume begins with an overview of military aviation in Canada prior to 1914, as successful aircraft experiments like Baldwin's and McCurdy's Silver Dart are set against Defence Minister Sam Hughes' rejection of any government air policy. Financial timidity and political uncertainty subsequently decreed that the 20,000 Canadians who trained for, or fought in, history's first air war would have no air force of their own but would fly in the British flying services.The sections which follow show that Canadians excelled in every aspect of the air war. Indeed, although the First World War never saw an exclusively Canadian squadron in action and no Canadian rose to a command above Group level, Professor Wise has been able to write a full account of the war in the air from the Canadian perspective. Recruitment and training, the maritime air war, the strategic bombing of Germany and the defence of Great Britain, as well as action on the Western Front, in Italy, and in Macedonia, are all covered in depth. Each section reveals the complexity of air operations, as tactics, strategy, and aircraft evolved with astonishing speed. The exploits of remarkable fighter aces such as Billy Bishop, Raymond Collishaw, D.R. MaccLaren, and W.G. Barker, and of bomber leaders like R.H. Mulock, are set in the context of the air war and the many thousands of Canadians who served with them.In his conclusion Wise traces the development of Canadian government air policy to the year 1920, during which time the first Canadian air force was born and quickly died. In analysing this major step in Canada's entry into the air age he lays the foundation for postwar civil expansion and the formation of the RCAF.Illustrated with specially prepared colour and sketch maps and over 200 photographs, many of them published here for the first time, this book should prove invaluable to the military historian and of wide appeal to the aviation enthusiast and general reader alike.The other volumes in the Official History of the Royal Canadian Air Force are The Creation of a National Air Force by W.A.B. Douglas and The Crucible of War, 1939-1945 by Brereton Greenhous 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Dynamics of Airplanes and Airplane Structures, Woods, Baldwin; Younger, John
55 Woods, Baldwin; Younger, John Dynamics of Airplanes and Airplane Structures
New York John Wiley & Sons 1931 First Edition Hardcover Very Good- with no dust jacket 
Water stains top fore corners, previous owner's name on front pastedown, some soil of endpapers ; A tight solid book, text unmarked; B&W Illustrations; 263 pages 
Price: 40.00 USD
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The Avro Arrow Story  The Revolutionary Airplane and It's Courageous Test Pilots, Zuk, Bill
56 Zuk, Bill The Avro Arrow Story The Revolutionary Airplane and It's Courageous Test Pilots
Canmore, AB Altitude Publishing 2004 1551539780 / 9781551539782 Sixth Printing Softcover Very Good+ 
Prev. owner's name stamped on half-title page. Small crease on bottom foredge of back card cover. ; A bright, solid book.; Amazing Stories; B&W Photographs; 8.35 X 5.51 X 0.55 inches; 144 pages; The story of the AVRO Arrow, an aircraft conceived, designed and built in Canada. This jet fighter was years ahead of its time, and in most people's opinion superior to any design the US manufacturers had at the time. Sadly, it became a political football, with the Americans ultimately convincing the Diefenbaker government that the aircraft was obsolete in the nuclear age, and ultimately getting them to scrap the program (and the five working prototypes) in favour of the Bomarc missles, supplied by the US. This missle ended up to be insufficient for the defense requirements, and the Canadian government ended up purchasing the US-manufactured McDonnell CF-101 Voodoo. 
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