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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...

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...