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Silver Dart

The Story of J.A.D. McCurdy, Canada's First Pilot and the First Airplane

by (author) H. Green

Breton Books
Initial publish date
Jun 2014
Science & Technology, Post-Confederation (1867-)
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Jun 2014
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A WARM, ENTHUSIASTIC AND ENTERTAINING biography of the fearless pioneer pilot who flew Canada into the Aviation Era when his Silver Dart  lifted off lake ice in Baddeck, February 23, 1909. The story of the Aerial Experiment Association — four young men around Alexander Graham Bell — that developed and flew the flimsy planes that became the legendary Silver Dart. A story of companionship, invention and courage, as Canadian aviation was born in Cape Breton Island.

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