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Alberta's Aviation Heritage
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The Early Years

World War I

Between the Wars

World War II

After the Wars

Passenger Airlines

The Military After World War II

Passenger Airlines

The Future


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The History

Replica of Canada’s only "flying saucer"The history of aviation in Alberta has been influenced by local, provincial, national and world events, geography and economics, and the men and women who participated in its evolution over the past 100 years. This section will introduce a representative selection of these influential moments, from the Early Years (1903-1914) to an evaluation of The Future of aviation in Alberta. These selections will not only provide useful information, but will also help create an understanding of the events andFirst powered airplane flight in Canada, Baddeck, Nova Scotia, February 23, 1909 advancement in each of the major periods of Alberta’s aviation history.

The events discussed in this section will illustrate how Alberta has contributed to the advancement of aviation, how world events helped and hindered aviation activities, and how Alberta remains an active part of aviation in Canada and the world.

A framed dissertation about "The Beginning" by Ray Munro. Inscription in the left lower corner is "To Cliff with Happy Memories of 280 Squadron - Sam Luberman - Edmonton March 8, 1983." Read More...

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