Canada's First Pilot - Daredevil or Genius? Find Out March 20th at Long Branch
Would you climb into the cockpit of one of the earliest airplanes? Would you do it on a freezing winter's day? What kind of person is willing to take these risks and why?
Canada's first airplane flight took place on a Feb 23, 1909. On that day, little-known Canadian hero, J.A.D. McCurdy became the country's first pilot and the first person to fly an airplane in the entire British Empire. Taking off from the frozen surface of Bras d"Or Lake in Baddek Nova Scotia, McCurdy flew into the record books.
His grandson, Honourary Colonel Gerald Haddon, discusses the fascinating inside story of the first tanalizing steps taken in the history of Canadian avaiation.
Join Us for a Lively Discussion!
CANADIAN AVIATION: WHERE AND HOW IT ALL BEGAN
LONG BRANCH LIBRARY
TUESDAY, MARCH 20TH @6:30 PM