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CANADA'S AVIATION PIONEERS:  50 YEARS OF McKEE TROPHY WINNERS., Sutherland, Alice Gibson.  Foreword by Fred W. Hotson.

Author Name    Sutherland, Alice Gibson. Foreword by Fred W. Hotson.

Title   CANADA'S AVIATION PIONEERS: 50 YEARS OF McKEE TROPHY WINNERS.

Binding   Hard Cover

Book Condition   Fine

Jacket Condition   Very Good

Edition   First Edition

Publisher   Toronto McGraw-Hill, Ryerson 1978

ISBN Number    0070827044 / 9780070827042

Seller ID   28763

304 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H). B&w photographs, maps. "(T)ells the exciting story of the adventurous and often visionary men who pioneered aviation in Canada. From Canada's first pilot to modern airline pioneers and inventors, here are the winners of the Trans-Canada Trophy, awarded annually for outstanding contributions to the development of aviation in Canada. The Trans-Canada Trophy, also known as the McKee Trophy, was first awarded in 1927 to commemorate the first trans-Canada seaplane flight, made by Dalzell McKee and Earl Godfrey in September 1926. The recipients of the trophy include legendary figures and famous names in Canadian aviation: Arctic pilot 'Weldy' Phipps; the king of northern fliers, 'Matt' Berry; the great Canadian artist, author and pilot, Walter Gilbert; Avro Arrow test pilot Jan Zurakowski; Silver Dart pilot John McCurdy; 'Grant' McConachie of Canadian Pacific Air Lines, the famous 'bush pilot with a briefcase'; 'Doc' Oaks, who combined aviation and mining; 'Tommy' Siers, the brilliant engineer who developed the Worth oil dilution system for easier starting of aircraft engines in cold weather; the resourceful officer who completed the mapping of the Arctic isalnds, 'Jack' Showler; pioneer bush pilot 'Punch' Dickens; 'Wop' May, who flew the first winter air mail service 'down north' to Aklavik; and many others. This book tells in words and photographs the story of every McKee Trophy winner from 1927 to 1977. Based on years of research and interviews with many of the Trophy winners, it will appeal to general readers as well as the growing number of aviation history enthusiasts." Book is Fine. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling, very tiny tear at top of rear hinge - archivally taped, several tiny scuff marks on rear panel.

Pilots,  Aeronautics,  Trans-Canada  Trophy,  RCAF,  Royal  Canadian  Air  Force,  Max  Ward,  John  McCurdy,  Jan  Zurakowski,  Wop  May,  Henry  Tudhope,  Grant  McConachie,  Roland  West,  Zebulon  Lewis  Leigh,  Pat  Reid,  Dan  McLean,  Tommy  Siers,  Murton  Seymour,  Philip  Johnson,  Thomas  W.  Siers,  Daniel  McLean,  Thomas  Mayne  Reid,  John  Armistead  Wilson,  George  William  McConachie,  Leigh,  Bernard  A.  Rawson,  Barney  Rawson,  Dennis  Yorath,  Carl  Agar,  Keith  Greenaway,  Franklin  Young,  Frank  Young,  Jerauld  Wright,  Jerry  Wright,  Geraldn  Lester  MacInnis,  Jerry  MacInnis,  Robert  Heaslip,  John  Showler,  A.D.  McCurdy,  W.G.  Leach,  Welland  Phipps,  Frank  MacDougall,  Philip  Garratt,  Robert  White,  Bob  Fowler,  Jack  Austin,  David  Fairbanks,  A.  Earl  Godfrey,  Light  Aeroplane  Clubs,  Flying  Clubs. 

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