Flight: Stories of Canadian Aviation, Vol. 1


  • Format Trade Paperback
  • Author Deana J. Driver and Contributors
  • Publish Date September 30, 2019
  • ISBN 978-1927570494
Deana J. Driver13 Books


Description: Wartime bombings, engine failures, a rudimentary air traffic control tower, and flights with the Canadian Forces Snowbirds are among the engaging true stories in this fascinating first volume 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.

Flight, Vol. 1 includes 35 short stories plus an introduction. Twenty-two stories and the introduction were written by Deana J. Driver, and 13 stories were written by eight other Prairie writers: Terry Lewis, a pilot and air traffic controller; Will Chabun, a retired newspaperman and aviation historian; Capt. Gregg Wiebe, a pilot with the RCAF Snowbirds; Walter D. Williams, an unofficial air ambulance pilot; Allan Rizzoli, a private pilot; Sharon Gray, a flight attendant; Paul W. Greening, an aviation insurance investigator; and Eleanor Sinclair, an aircraft passenger.

SK Curriculum: Grade 6 Physical Science, “Principles of Flight”.
978-1927570-50-0; 6”x9”; 192 pages; 62 photos. © ​2020; Ages 13 to Adult. Nonfiction; Transportation; Aviation; Short stories; Anecdotes; Aviation history; Military; Canadian history; Prairie Provinces; Canadian authors.

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Responses from Readers:

  • “I loved this book. Just as good as the first volume. When is Volume 3 coming out?”
  • “I have enjoyed all the stories I read in both volumes.”
  • “What a diverse group of stories in both volumes. There could be 10 volumes!” 

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