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Mo’s Fly-in on the Ottawa

Mo’s Fly-in on the Ottawa

Stitched panorama of RVA chez Mo / Mo’s Fly-in 2011 by Jean-Pierre Bonin ©   Slideshow of photos from Jean-Pierre Bonin’s album of RVA Chez Mo Fly-in 2015. To see the whole album, with complete aircraft identification, click here:...

Welcome to Flights of History

A while back, as I was researching family genealogy, I took a detour into aviation history. Stories about my uncles, both bush pilots, captured my imagination. As pioneer aviators in the 1920s and 1930s they would have faced endless challenges flying in remote areas...

A Passenger’s Prayer: “Talk to Me!”

Hands clenched around the control column, the pilot was tense. We were flying across Great Bear Lake in Canada’s Northwest Territories. Something sure was bugging him. I was getting stressed out. Whatever was wrong, I could face it – if I knew what it was. But there...
Narrow Escape at Red Lake — 1926

Narrow Escape at Red Lake — 1926

Bush flying in the Canadian North has never been a vocation for the faint of heart. My uncle Howard Watt found that out the hard way during the Red Lake gold rush in Northwestern Ontario in 1926. In fact, he nearly died. Flying an open-cockpit biplane, a “Jenny...