100th Anniversary of Flight

Carey Fredericks
December 30, 2008
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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

whitefly2To 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. | FULL STORY    

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 wings8
The first flight of the Silver Dart Replica took place at the Hamilton Airport on Feb. 6, 2009.



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Special Edition

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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Canadian Aviation Quiz (Q. 1-10)

Canadian Aviation Quiz (Q. 11-20)

Canadian Aviation Quiz (Q. 21-30)

Canadian Aviation Quiz (Q. 31-40)

Canadian Aviation Quiz (Q. 41-50)
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