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The Edmonton Aircraft Company

Captain Keith Tailyour and Jock MacNeill united in January 1920 to form a new company called The Edmonton Aircraft Company. Tailyour was the pilot and manager of the company, which was offering return trips from Edmonton to Calgary for $40, and $60 for a return trip to Peace River. Because there were no takers for the longer trips, Tailyour was at work in the spring travelling to fairs to perform stunts. He also found himself providing short rides to fairgoers. On 2 July, he had his first passenger, Mrs. Jennings, whom he took to Calgary with a stop at Olds for fuel. Mrs. Jennings said she enjoyed the two and one-half hour trip that was, at times, into a strong wind.

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