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Larry Johns writes -

I enjoyed the article on the Shorts 360. I flew on that aircraft several times with Pacific Coastal visiting Campbell River and Comox in the early 2000’s. (I was working for a Security company that provided passenger screening services at those and a number of other BC airports).

The 360 was great for viewing the coastal areas with its large windows, and of course no hunching over to get to your seat! Low and slow, it always felt stable. Perfectly comfortable for those short rides.

Best regards,
Larry Johns


Larry Milberry sends this information -

Aviation in Canada - Fighter Pilots and Observers, 1915 – 1939.

By Larry Milberry and Hugh Halliday.

aviation in canadaThis beautifully produced large format book is the latest on Canadian subjects by two of the country’s most eminent and respected air historians. Its profusely illustrated pages trace the stories of some of the most successful and well-known air fighters to emerge from the First World War and shows the massive contribution Canadian airmen made to the Allied cause.

Names such as Billy Bishop and William Barker of the RFC, both holders of the VC, are covered alongside other luminaries including Raymond Collishaw and William Alexander of the renowned RNAS 'Black Flight'. More importantly, this book presents accounts of less well-known - but no less worthy - Canadians.

It also traces the post-war careers of the survivors. Many of these remained in aviation and provided the nucleus of the Royal Canadian Air Force, and of civil aviation and 'bush' fliers in the Canadian wilderness, the latter a fascinating and little known aspect of inter-war aviation. This volume will greatly appeal to Great War 'buffs' as well as the more general historian plus it's an excellent reference for modelers.

Reviewed by Andy Thomas. Publisher CANAV books. www.canavbooks.wordpress.com

ISBN: 978-0-921022-45-9 Hardback: 184 pages RRP $CDN 50.00.

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