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Toronto’s First Aeroplane Flight – Confusing Historical Dates

What can I say… according to the Royal Canadian Air Force, on this date, September 9, 1909, pilot Charles Foster Willard made the first aeroplane flight in Toronto in the Golden Flyer aka Curtiss No. 1 aka Curtiss Golden Flyer … Continue reading

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Boeing Vertol CH-46C Labrador Helicopter

On this date, August 27, 1959, the very first flight of the Boeing Vertol CH-46C helicopter (code-named Labrador) took place. This helicopter is a twin-engine, tandem-rotor aircraft that was a variant of the Boeing Vertol CH-46 Sea Knight built by … Continue reading

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RACF Squadron 415

On this date – August 20 – in 1941, the Royal Canadian Airforce‘s (RCAF) only torpedo squadron, the 415 Maritime Patrol, was formed on Thorney Island, England, equipped with Beaufort’s, and later Handley’s. When the 415 was formed, it would … Continue reading

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