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Wop May, bush pilot, Allan, Iris Constance Sommerville
1 Allan, Iris Constance Sommerville Wop May, bush pilot
Toronto Clarke Irwin 1966 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket 
Dust jacket has some chipping and short tears head & tail of spine, some erasure top of front free end paper, previous owner's name at base. ; A tight solid book. White cloth covered boards with black art work matching DJ art. Illustrations by William Wheeler ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 170 pages; This is a light novelization of the life of Wilfrid 'Wop' May. "Born at Carberry, Manitoba on 20 March 1896, during the First World War he was the pilot pursued by the “Red Baron” when the German ace was killed. May shot down 13 German aircraft during the war, eluding the “Red Baron” in the process, and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross in 1918. He became one of Canada’s leading bush pilots in the post-war era, and received an Order of the British Empire in 1935. May helped set up the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan in 1939. He died near Provo, Utah on 21 June 1952, from injuries sustained in a rock-climbing accident." 
Price: 22.50 USD
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Who Killed the Avro Arrow?, Gainor, Chris
2 Gainor, Chris Who Killed the Avro Arrow?
Canada Folklore Publishing 2007 1894864689 / 9781894864688 First Edition; First Edition Softcover Very Good 
Trade PB; B&W Photographs; 8.10 X 5.20 X 0.80 inches; 256 pages; A.V. Roe and Avro Aircraft developed the most highly evolved fighter, one that out performed anything that the US was producing at the time. Prime Minister Diefenbaker, under pressure from below the border cancelled the contract and ordered the 6 existing aircraft destroyed. This book asks some pertinent questions. 
Price: 16.50 USD
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Voyageurs of the Air A history of civil aviation in Canada, 1858-1967, Main, J. R. K.
3 Main, J. R. K. Voyageurs of the Air A history of civil aviation in Canada, 1858-1967
Ottawa Queen's Printer 1967 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket Illustrated by Map Endpapers 
DJ shows light shelf wear, bottom fore corner bumped.; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped. ; B&W and color plates; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 396 pages 
Price: 17.50 USD
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Sixty Years  The RCAF and CF Air Command 1924-1984, Milberry, Larry
4 Milberry, Larry Sixty Years The RCAF and CF Air Command 1924-1984
Toronto Canav Books 1984 0969070349 / 9780969070344 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Paper covered boards and DJ edges show some shelf wear. Light scuffing of DJ ; A bright, solid book dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped.; B&W and Colour photographs; 11 X 8.70 X 1.60 inches; 480 pages 
Price: 29.50 USD
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Pioneering in Canadian Air Transport, Molson, Kenneth M
5 Molson, Kenneth M Pioneering in Canadian Air Transport
Winnipeg J. Richardson 1974 0919212395 / 9780919212398 Hardcover Very Good in Good+ dust jacket 
DJ is scuffed, with small tears and chipping. Boards have shelfwear to extremities, corners bumped. Previous owner's name on front pastedown; A tight solid book. DJ in Mylar. Colour illustrations of free end papers. ; B&W Illustrations; 11.10 X 8.60 X 1 inches; 315 pages; A very thorough record of early air transportation, including bush piloting in the north of Canada. 
Price: 27.50 USD
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Sky Riders  An Illustrated History of Aviation in Alberta, 1906-1945, Myers, Patricia A.
6 Myers, Patricia A. Sky Riders An Illustrated History of Aviation in Alberta, 1906-1945
Saskatoon Fifth House Books 1995 1895618576 / 9781895618570 1st; First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Only light wear. ; Small author signature on half title page. A bright, solid book, DJ in Mylar, unclipped. ; B&W Photographs; 9.80 X 6.90 X 1 inches; 220 pages; Sky Riders traces the development of aviation in Alberta from the first tentative flights of fragile early aircraft to the establishment of the airplane as a key mode of transportation for recreation, business, industry, and agriculture. The only comprehensive book about aviation in the province, Sky Riders looks at developments in Alberta in the context of world aviation history.With more than 100 archival photographs of famous aviators and their airplanes, aviation events and incidents, and aircraft through the eras, Sky Riders recaptures the romance and excitement of a bygone age and reveals the enduring fascination and support among Albertans for all aspects of aviation. 
Price: 19.95 USD
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Flying Colours  A History of Commercial Aviation in Canada, Pigott, Peter
7 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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National Treasure  The History of Trans Canada Airlines, Pigott, Peter
8 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. 
Price: 22.50 USD
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Flying the Frontiers   Volume II More Hours of Aviation Adventure, Smith Matheson, Shirlee
9 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." 
Price: 13.95 USD
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