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|Series||:||Aviation in Canada Vol.6|
|Author||:||Larry Milberry and Hugh A. Halliday|
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Category Aviation Books, Subcategory Canada, ISBN/Box 9780921022435, Series Aviation in Canada Vol.6, Publisher/Brand Canav, Author Larry Milberry and Hugh A. Halliday, Format a4, No. Pages 304, Version hb, Language English
The Noorduyn Norseman Vol.2 begins with a solid review of the Norseman in Canadian government service from the RCMP to the provincial air services. The commercial scene is covered with such themes as forestry, mining, commercial fishing and Arctic exploration. Many operators are featured, including Charter Airways, Hollinger Ungava, Hudson Bay Air Transport, Northern Wings and Queen Charlotte Airlines. A special chapter with a hundred key photos is devoted just to Austin Airways, a Norseman operator for almost 30 years.
A major chapter covers the international scene with service from the US to Czechoslovakia, Norway and Australia. In one episode you can follow a young RCAF veteran ferrying a Norseman on an amazing odyssey to Argentina, including crossing the Andres at 18,000 feet! Further chapters include exciting profiles of later Canadian operators from Bearskin Airlines to Gold Belt Air Service, Ilford Riverton Airways, Lamb Airways, La Ronge Aviation, Northern Wings, Ontario Central Airlines, Rainy Lake Airways, Sabourin to Transair. Many of the personnel also are profiled in detail – the engineers and pilots who made it all happen. Yes, in true CANAV fashion, these are as much people books as airplane books.
Vol.2 describes how, even in the 1980s-90s, Norseman operators continued springing up. Wrecked Norsemans were being hauled out of junkyards and the bush to be scavenged for parts, even restored to life. Red Lake became the official "Norseman Capital of the World". Naturally, Red Lake's world-famous annual Norseman Festival is part of the story.
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