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tmb edmonton flying club emblemOriginally founded in 1927 as the Edmonton and Northern Alberta Aero Club, the club's first president was Canadian World War 1 flying ace, Wilfrid R. "Wop" May. At the time, the purpose of the club was to promote aviation and to provide flight training.

Renamed "The Edmonton Flying Club", home of the Edmonton Flight College, is unique as it is both a flying club and a flight school. Located just west of Edmonton, the club operates out of Parkland airport in Parkland County. Today, the Edmonton Flying Club is a member-owned organization that operates a diverse fleet of aircraft and provides flight training at all levels from recreational pilots to 'Commercial Multi Instrument' rated, career ready pilots.


tmb 1998 air transat 1385Here we have the timetable for Air Transat issued 1998 (Source: airline-memorabilia.blogspot.ca)

Air Transat made its inaugural flight on November 14, 1987, travelling from Montreal to Acapulco. Six years later, Air Transat assumed defunct Nationair's maintenance base and aircraft. 

Today, the company books over 3.5 million passengers a year. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Transat A.T. Inc. Air Transat is now one of Canada's largest airlines, after Air Canada and WestJet. Air Transat has 5,000 employees.

On February 13, 2011, Air Transat Flight TS163 operated with their first all-female flight crew from Cancun to Vancouver.

The airline has won many awards, including the 2012 Skytrax World's Best Leisure Airline Award.

They have a mixed fleet of 48 jet aircraft.

(Source: Wikipedia & Planespotters)


Jim Griffith sends this information -

tmb hangar flying bookJack Schofield recently published a book of aviation stories, an eclectic mix of WWII, Airline and of interest to retirees on the coast, who will recognize familiar coastal locations... Bush flying on the coast...

The book is entitled, “Hangar Flying...Tales From The Flight Deck”. It has two of my stories in it and is sure to whisk you off to far-away places. 

Chapter titles evoke images of decades gone by:

How to Buy an Airplane or Three; Encounter over the Hudson; North Star to the Rescue; Near Miss and Katabatic Adventures are but five of the 17 stories Jack and Art show and tell. Hangar Flying is a full-color book priced at $27.00 USD and $39.00 CAD.

Contact Jack Schofield at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to order.

(Source: generalaviationnews.com)

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