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Sharon Gray sends these details of a book which may be of interest -

Flight: Stories of Canadian Aviation, Vol. 1. By Deana J. Driver and Contributors.

tmb stories of canadian aviationWartime bombings, engine failures, a rudimentary air traffic control tower, and flights with the Canadian Forces Snowbirds aerobatics team are among the engaging true stories in this fascinating first book of the Flight series.

In their own words or with the help of author Deana Driver or other Prairie writers, Western Canadian pilots and aviation enthusiasts share stories of adventure, assistance, humour, tragedy, and success in this salute to the Canadian aviation industry and its people.

The people whose stories are told in Flight Vol. 1 include Second World War fighter pilots and bomber pilots, a pioneer smokejumper, flight instructors, Snowbirds aerobatic team members, private and commercial pilots, a flight attendant, and aircraft passengers.


An abandoned airport - 
Gaza International Airport, Gaza Strip.

tmb gaza airportOne of the few images of Gaza Airport.

Also known as Yasser Arafat International Airport, this airport served the Gaza Strip. Opened in 1998, 700,000 passengers passed though it a year, but not for long.

In December 2001 Israeli forces shelled its radar station and control tower, putting it out of action. A few weeks later, they bulldozed the runway.

(Source: www.skyscanner.net)


Crownair Canada started services in the winter of 1988–1989.
Ceased operations on February 09, 1990.

Created to operate services for the “snowbirds”, people heading south for the sun.

(Source: airlinehistory.co.uk)
(Source: airticketshistory.com)

Douglas DC-8-52 C-FCRN delivered October 1988
Douglas DC-8-60/70 C-FCMV delivered January 1990

(Source: planespotters.net/airline/Crownair)

tmb 550 crownair ticket

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