Aviation Memorabilia Newsletter Since 1995

Aviation Memorabilia Newsletter

Since 1995

Expanded Canada-India Air Transport Agreement to allow unlimited flights between both countries.

From visiting friends and family to getting goods to markets around the world, Canadians rely on the aviation industry to provide diverse international air services. Expanding Canada’s existing air transport relationships allow airlines to introduce more flight options and routings, which benefit passengers and businesses by providing greater choice and convenience.

The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra announced on November 14, 2022 the recent conclusion of an expanded air transport agreement between Canada and India. The expanded agreement allows designated airlines to operate an unlimited number of flights between the two countries. The previous agreement limited each country to 35 flights per week.

This significant move will allow airlines of Canada and India to better respond to the needs of the Canada-India air transport market. Going forward, officials of both countries will remain in contact to discuss further expansion of the agreement.

The new rights under the expanded agreement are available for use by airlines immediately.

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Delta Air Lines has pledged an “upfront equity investment” of $60 million to Joby Aviation as part of the airline’s commitment to “home-to-airport transportation service” for its customers.

tmb 250 joby aviationStarting with its New York and Los Angeles markets, Delta called the link-up with Joby a “first-of-its-kind arrangement” in which the companies will work together to offer “the opportunity to reserve a seat for seamless, zero-operating-emission, short-range journeys to and from city airports when booking Delta travel.” 

Source: AVWeb.com 

October 2022, Canada Post released the second instalment of its Canadians in Flight stamps, an issue that celebrates the people, planes and technology that have allowed Canada’s reputation for innovation to soar.

The five-stamp set commemorates ground-breaking female pilot, legendary bush plane and three innovators who changed aviation.

Source: canadianaviationnews.wordpress.com

Violet Milstead (1919-2014).

MilsteadOne of Canada’s first female bush pilots, Toronto-born Vi Milstead instructed at Toronto’s Barker Field before signing up with Britain’s Air Transport Auxiliary during the Second World War. The civilian organization ferried military aircraft between factories and front-line squadrons.

Over 28 months, Milstead logged more than 600 hours in 47 types of aircraft, including massive, multi-engine bombers. Following the war, she moved to Sudbury, Ont., where she flew as a bush pilot and also instructed.

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The de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver.

SimulatorThe Beaver is considered the best bush plane ever built and was named one of Canada’s top 10 engineering achievements of the 20th century.

The all-metal plane’s short takeoff and landing capability – along with its ability to be fitted with wheels, floats or skis – made the Beaver ideal for accessing and connecting remote areas of the country.

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Kenneth Patrick (1915-2002) and the CAE flight simulator.

SimulatorNew Brunswick’s Kenneth Patrick, a former Royal Canadian Air Force officer, introduced simulator technology to Canada through CAE Inc. (then Canadian Aviation Electronics Ltd.), the company he founded in 1947.

By the 1980's, CAE had developed a simulator so realistic it was no longer necessary for all flight training to be completed on actual aircraft. Today, air travel is the safest mode of transportation, in part because commercial pilots train in simulators – most produced by CAE Inc.

More info: www.cae.com/news-events

Wallace Rupert Turnbull (1870-1954) and the variable pitch propeller.

TurnbullThis Saint John, New Brunswick native was a pioneering aeronautical engineer who developed the variable pitch propeller.

The device allowed pilots to adjust the pitch, or angle, of propeller blades in flight as easily as one would change gears in a manual car. This improved the aircraft’s efficiency.

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Wilbur R. Franks (1901-86) and the G-suit.

FranksDr. Franks, born in Weston, Ontario, developed the world’s first anti-gravity suit used in combat, during the Second World War.

The rubber suit, which he personally tested and was also known as the Franks Flying Suit, was lined with water-filled pockets that created enough hydrostatic pressure to counter strong gravitational (G) forces.

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