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Aviation Pioneers of Canada 7-Book Bundle

Brace for Impact / Air Canada / and 5 more

by (author) Peter Pigott

Dundurn Press
Initial publish date
Jul 2016
History, General, Transportation
  • eBook

    Publish Date
    Jul 2016
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The Aviation Pioneers of Canada 7-Book Bundle presents the high-flying insight of Peter Pigott, in a special collection chronicling the aviators, aircraft, and drama of over a century of Canadian flight. From the Avro Arrow and the Silver Dart to the adventurers and visionaries who pushed Canadian airways to new heights, Pigott covers it all with his trademark breezy style and incredible historical photographs.


  • Brace for Impact: Air Crashes and Aviation Safety
  • Air Canada: The History
  • Flying Canucks: Famous Canadian Aviators
  • Flying Canucks II
  • On Canadian Wings: A Century of Flight
  • Taming the Skies: A Celebration of Canadian Flight
  • Wings Across Canada: An Illustrated History of Canadian Aviation

About the author

As the son of an airline employee, Peter Pigott grew up at the edge of airports around the world, including Santa Cruz, Bombay, London and Montreal. He attended the University of Montreal Teacher's College (B.Ed.) and Loyola College in Montreal (B.A.). and then went on to receive a M.A. from the University of Vermont in Burlington USA and a diploma in history at Oxford University in England.

Pigott joined the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs in 1978 and has served at embassies in New York, Hong Kong, Vienna and The Hague. He returned to Ottawa in 1993 and began his writing career, specializing in books about aviation.

Also by Peter Pigott: The Official History of Aviation in Hong Kong, Flying Canucks! Famous Canadian Aviators, Hong Kong Rising: The History of a Remarkable Place, Gateways: Airports of Canada, Flying Colours: Commercial Aviation in Canada, Flying Canucks II: Famous Canadian Aviators

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