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100 years of powered flight in Canada


100 years of powered flight
in Canada

Our new "100 Years" website is all about Canada’s centennial of flight. Upload your own stories, photos memories and comments. Join Canada’s aviation community as it pays tribute to its glorious past!

January 27, 2009  By Melissa Damota


picture_6picture_7Welcome. Our new "100 Years" website is all about Canada’s centennial of flight. Throughout 2009 we will be featuring articles, personal stories, photos, events and more … anything and everything that connects us to our rich aviation history.

It’s a proud time for Canadian aviation and we are inviting you to
become part of the celebration. We hope you enjoy what's here and upload your own stories, photos, memories and comments. Join
Canada’s aviation community as it pays tribute to its glorious past!

Centennial of Flight

Canada's Air Force celebrating 100 years of flightcentennial2

No other nation in the world owes more to flight than Canada. Aviation
opened up the country and remains a life-line to many remote areas. It can be said that the significance of aviation today and what it does
for Canada can be compared to what the Canadian Pacific Railway did for
Canada in the time of Confederation.

Silver Dart Replica

The first controlled powered flight of an aircraft in Canada

commemorate the centenary of powered flight in Canada, a group of
aviation enthusiasts in the Niagara Peninsula are building a replica of
the Silver Dart.| FULL STORY   

First collector coins of 2009

Centennial of flight in Canada featured on Royal Canadian Mint's first collector coins of 2009

picture_2The Royal Canadian Mint released its first collector coins
and gift products of 2009, choosing the centennial of flight in Canada
as the theme of its Proof Silver Dollar.

John Lovelace's Cross Country Century Flight 2009

flightlogoJoin John Lovelace this summer in a historic 12-day celebration of Canadian aviation

First flight of the Silver Dart Replica

The first flight of the Silver Dart Replica took place at the Hamilton Airport on Feb. 6, 2009.


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News & Events

Centennial of Flight Art Contest

Deadline: March 2,  2009
Location: Ottawa, ON

Hawk One Centennial Heritage Flight

Date: Continuous Event – 2009

Winter Carnival Centennial Of Flight Theme

Date: Feb. 9, 2009
Location: Greenwood, N.S.

100th Anniversary event

Date: Feb. 21-22, 2009
Location: Edmonton, Alta

Flight of the Silver Dart Centennial Anniversary

Date: Feb. 20-24, 2009
Location: Various locations

Centennial over the Capital

Date: Feb. 21, 2009
Location: Ottawa, ON

Back to Baddeck

Date: Feb. 23, 2009
Location: Baddeck, N.S.

Canadian Wings: A Remarkable Century of Flight

Feb. 25, 2009
Location: Canada Aviation Museum

Vintage Wings of Canada Open House

Date: June 6, 2009
Location: Gatineau, QC

Silver Dart Centennial Air Show and Youth Aviation Week

June 14, 2009
Location: Baddeck, N.S.

John Lovelace's Cross Canada Century Flight 2009

July 17-28, 2009
Location: Boundary Bay, BC

The 2009 Classic Air Rallye

August 23-30, 2009
Location: Canada Aviation Museum

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Celebrating 100 Canada's Century of Aviation Achievement
by Drew McCarthy

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