History

History

Defending Lima Site 85
Defending Lima Site 85

Clandestine operations in one of the most controversial wars in history set the stage for one of the strangest and unique air battles ever fought.

Military Sep 1, 2021
Big X
Big X

Roger Bushell was not an ace, but his actions had a tremendously disruptive impact on wartime Germany. His name may not be known to many, but he was the mastermind behind one of the most famous events of World War II.

History Sep 1, 2021
Konstantin Tsiolkovsky
Konstantin Tsiolkovsky

Before the first flight of the Wright brothers, Tsiolkovsky published an article titled, ‘Exploration of outer space by means of rocket devices.’ He later became known as one of the fathers of rocketry.

Remembering the Pioneers Sep 1, 2021
Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame
Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame

Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame was formed to keep Canada’s aviation heroes, leaders, and innovators in the hearts and minds of Canadians.

History Jun 1, 2021
Neil J Armstrong
Neil J Armstrong

Neil J Armstrong, BASc, was born in Alvinston, Ontario on April 15, 1920.

Remembering the Pioneers Jun 1, 2021
Captain John Hedley
Captain John Hedley

The remarkable story of the "luckiest man alive."

Remembering the Pioneers Feb 1, 2021
Lost, but not forgotten
Lost, but not forgotten

On the evening of March 29, 1943. During World War II, a young crew of seven boarded their Short Stirling bomber, with serial BK716, for their third mission. The target was Berlin, a feared destination, because of the heavy anti-air defence. That night, BK716 disappeared. For decades, nobody knew what happened to the aircraft and her crew, until last year.

Military Dec 1, 2020
Sir Alliott Verdon Roe
Sir Alliott Verdon Roe

Edwin Alliott Verdon Roe was responsible for designing the first aircraft with an enclosed cabin and patented the control column. During World War I, thousands of AVRO 504 biplanes served in combat and as training aircraft.

Remembering the Pioneers Dec 1, 2020
Horatio Philips
Horatio Philips

Many inventors, including the Wright brothers, applied the principles discovered in Horatio Philips' experiments.

History Oct 1, 2020