Subject: Netletter nr 35 - Between Ourselves . Reminder If you intend to take in the A.G.M. in YOW, don't delay in sending in your accomodation requirements. . Effective Jun 1st, Air Canada will provide a 'Travel log book' for members of the SKYRIDERS, and each member will receive a birthday card on the appropiate date. .2/ Canadian Aerospace Industry: submitted by Vesta. Cont'd from Netletter 32. Another major aircraft manufacturer, DE HAVILLAND, has been active in Canada since 1928. Originally, as a subsidiary of the de Havilland Aircraft Co of England, it sold and serviced aircraft designed in the UK. Manufacturing came later, culminating in large-scale production of Anson, Mosquito and Tiger Moth aircraft during WWII. The first serious design venture of the Canadian engineering team was the Chipmunk trainer, followed in 1947 by the famous DE HAVILLAND BEAVER light aircraft. The Beaver initiated a sequence of short-takeoff-and-landing aircraft (STOL): the DE HAVILLAND OTTER, CARIBOU, Buffalo, DASH 7, Dash 8 and Twin Otter. In 1974 the government purchased de Havilland to secure the development and production of the Dash 7 aircraft and the continued operation of the company as an aircraft manufacturer in Canada. In 1986 de Havilland was sold to the Boeing Commercial Aircraft Co. The first modern aero-engine design unit in Canada was started in Toronto. Acting on the recommendations of a government technical mission, the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) established Turbo Research Ltd in 1944 in Leaside, a suburb of Toronto. A specification for a turbojet was drawn up and work then began on the design of the TR 4 engine (Chinook). In 1945 A.V. Roe, Canada, was formed to provide a domestic aircraft- and engine-design manufacturing capability, particularly for defence. The new company took over the assets of Victory Aircraft Ltd, at Malton, Toronto, which had produced Lancaster bombers during WWII. The Turbo Research team joined the group at Malton a year later. In the summer of 1946, the Royal Canadian Air Force requested the design and development of a turbojet engine, the Orenda, with a thrust equal to that of any contemporary engine under design abroad. By 1951 the team of engineers and technicians had expanded and a new manufacturing plant was constructed; it was opened in 1952. Within 17 months some 1000 Orendas had been delivered to the RCAF, and production eventually reached 3824. to be cont'd in another NetLetter. -=o0o=- . Thought for the day contributed by Vesta Stevenson You know you have been flying too long when - ... You watch the local news, hoping the weather anchor will give you ceilings, visibilities and winds aloft. . One from Terry - masked messages - 'You'll save a fortune on your auto insurance.' (We're repossessing your car.) That's it for this time, please we need your input, comments and email addresses of any others who may be interested. -!- Landing on an Island in the Pacific. _____(~)_____ ! ! ! This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. <<<>>> This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ...................................................................... . GREETINGS FROM Still . . Vancouver Island NO . . BEAUTIFUL B.C. CANADA Vacancies . ......................................................................

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