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A Memory of Sky: A Pilot's View of Canada's Century of Flight Paperback – Nov 1 2009

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  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Great Plains Publications; First Edition edition (Nov. 1 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1894283953
  • ISBN-13: 978-1894283953
  • Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 24.8 x 27.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 726 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #675,272 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"A Memory of Sky is a must read for all who have enjoyed the thrill of flight. . . " - Paul A. Hayes, Brig.-General (Retired) RCAF

"This is a good read, giving a comprehensive and personal look at a century of flight in Canada, 1909 to 2009." - Airforce Magazine

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The Greeks mythologized it, Leonardo da Vinci hinted at it, and Jules Verne fantasized about it. Flight, and in particular the notion of ’slipping the surly bonds’ has captivated us from the beginning of time. Canada, with its vast and unreachable territories, was an important testing ground for all aspects of early aviation. A Memory of Sky is an illustrated history of both civil and military aviation written by a former RCAF jet fighter pilot.

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The author--a former journalist and an RCAF Sabre pilot during the Cold War--highlights the significance of events in Canadian civil and military aviation history, from McCurdy's first flight to Canada's participation with NASA, by focussing on individuals whose courage and ingenuity he clearly admires. (Nothing brings home the reality of WWI air battles like the story of Alan McLeod, an eighteen year old Victoria Cross recipient from Stonewall, MB.) The book is part memoir--in fact the author's own experiences, woven throughout, are some of the strongest sections. Most of the information here wasn't taught when I was in school, so I was glad to have some important missing pieces of history filled in.

Well-written; lots of black and white photos provide helpful illustration.
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