On Canadian Wings: A Century of Flight

On Canadian Wings: A Century of Flight

by Peter Pigott


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On Canadian Wings: A Century of Flight by Peter Pigott

Be prepared to soar! Whether you are an aviation enthusiast, history buff, or air traveller, don‘t miss the third in a series of photo essays on aviation in Canada, covering almost 100 years of flight by Canadians. Dramatic visuals accompany each step of aviation‘s advances, from Canada‘s first military aircraft to Billy Bishop‘s Nieuport, from the earliest bush planes to the beginnings of passenger travel. This comprehensive history showcases 50 aircraft. Whether famous or forgotten, all were designed, built, and/or flown by Canadians. Insightful analysis is complemented by gorgeous photos, many in colour, some with rare archival significance. The history of our desire to conquer gravity is encapsulated within these covers.

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ISBN-13: 9781550025491
Publisher: Dundurn Press
Publication date: 03/01/2005
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 10.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Peter Pigott began writing about aviation when he was 10 years old and hasn't stopped. With this, his twelfth book, he has become Canada's most successful aviation author. Surviving several postings with the Department of Foreign Affairs, he has flown in an AWACS Sentry over a classified location. He lives with his wife and daughters in Ottawa.

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May-June 2005 Volume 16, Number 3 Diplomat Magazine Recent Arrivals Winged Writings Perhaps there's something in the water at the Lester B. Pearson Building that predisposes employees to write books. Peter Pigott, a Treaty Custodian at Foreign Affairs Canada has just released his 12th book titled On Canadian Wings. Mr. Pigott wrote his first book while posted in Hong Kong. Upon returning to Ottawa after a posting in The Hague, he began to take writing more seriously. Mr. Pigott says, "It was coming back to Ottawa that was the shock...we were so broke that when our house needed a new roof, I began writing - and writing about what I knew best - aviation." Since then Mr. Pigott has managed to combine his fulltime career at Foreign Affairs with his after-hours authorship. On Canadian Wings: A Century of Flight is a photo essay on Canadian aviation.

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