The Birthplace of Flight

Last week, the Red Canoe crew paid a visit to the Wright Brothers National Memorial just outside Kitty Hawk North Carolina. The inventors chose the isolated location on the outer banks because of the strong, constant winds. The guys at...

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Spring Break for Pilots – 2011

Dax and David ventured south for the opening event of the airshow season.  "Spring Break for Pilots," as Sun N Fun has become known, certainly provided lots of excitement.  Unfortunately, it wasn't the Pilots Gone Wild type of...

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DeHavilland Beaver Clip

Stumbled across this amazing piece posted by Jeff Carlin at Carlin Air (Ketchikan Alaska). Top quality footage of the Beaver in action - what a beauty!

The Bard of the Yukon

Robert Service's first collection, The Spell of the Yukon, was published in 1907.  It's mandatory reading for anyone living north of the  49th parallel.  Words to live by... The Men that Don't Fit In by Robert W. Service There's A...

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The Mystery of Tom Thomson

The mystery surrounding the death of Canada's most famous artist has endured for nearly a century since his body surfaced on Canoe Lake in 1917. Globe and Mail columnist Roy MacGregor spent 40 years unraveling the details and shares what...

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The USS Hornet

Tucked away in a quiet shipyard in Alameda California, David stumbled upon the USS Hornet, one of America's least known National Historic Landmarks.  She played a major role in the Pacific battles of WWII, served in the Korean War,...

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The Mighty Avro Lancaster

Dave Reith, of Langley, BC, recently sent us some photos from the Abbotsford International Airshow, where the Avro Lancaster stole the show. "This Lancaster, owned by the Canadian Warplane Herritage Museum, is one of two remaining...

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