9781896941578

For the Love of Flying : The Story of Laurentian Air Services

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  • ISBN13:

    9781896941578

  • ISBN10:

    1896941575

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-09-30
  • Publisher: Midpoint Trade Books Inc
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Summary

This book tells the story of Laurentian Air Services and its subsidiaries, Air Schefferville, Delay River Outfitters and more. Drawing on interviews with Laurentian's owners, pilots and ground crew, Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail explores this innovative company's colorful 60-year history from its founding in Ottawa in 1936 with Waco biplanes through the 1990s when it operated twin-engine turboprops. This book is filled with lively flying anecdotes from the cockpits of world-famous bushplanes, including the de Havilland Beaver and Otter, the Douglas DC-3 and the Grumman Goose. From daring rescues and close calls, to the filming of Hollywood's "Captains of the Clouds," Laurentian's pilots did it all. Interlaced with these fascinating accounts are stories of back-country air tourism, the mineral and hydro-power boom in Quebec and Newfoundland-Labrador and tales of flying into fishing and hunting camps in remote regions of Ungava. With an exciting collection of photographs - many never before published - this is a long-overdue book that will appeal to all who enjoy the romance of flying on the frontier.

Author Biography

Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail is a researcher and writer who comes from a family of aviation enthusiasts. She has an M.A. in history from the University of British Columbia and has written articles for several Canadian publications, including The Beaver: Canada's History Magazine. She is an active member of the Canadian Aviation Historical Society.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. 7
A New Company for a New Agep. 11
Warner Bros. and the War Effortp. 25
A Growing Fleet and a Going Concernp. 35
A Favourable Time for Flyingp. 51
Losing Altitudep. 68
Paint Schemes and Markings over the Years - a Photo Essayp. 80
New Blood and Nouveau Quebecp. 82
Tales from the Boardroom and the Bushp. 101
Great Canadian Bushplanesp. 129
Change in the Airp. 144
Outfitting Dreamsp. 158
Laurentian's Last Flightp. 174
Afterwordp. 185
Aircraft Operated by Laurentian Air Servicesp. 187
Aircraft Bought and Soldp. 199
Notesp. 207
Sourcesp. 217
Indexp. 220
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