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Minister Garneau celebrates important Canadian aviation milestones on National Aviation Day

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OTTAWA, Feb. 22, 2019 /CNW/ – The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, issued today this statement regarding National Aviation Day: “On February 23, 1909, Pilot J.A.D. McCurdy flew the Silver Dart from Baddeck, Nova Scotia, launching Canada as a worldwide leader in aviation. This moment is something we celebrate each year on National Aviation Day." (canadianaviationnews.wordpress.com) Altro...

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joelwiley
joel wiley 2
McCurdy didn't have a pilot's license until a year later...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Alexander_Douglas_McCurdy

But then, he was credited with being the first British subject to fly in the British Empire....
jaypek
Phil Knox 1
Do you think the Wright Bros. had licences?
joelwiley
joel wiley 1
For what? Back then everybody just knew people couldn't fly. Would some government bureau issue a 'license' for something that couldn't be done?

It wasn't until after God said "LET THERE BE LIGHT" that the electric company said "Let there be a Meter".
jaypek
Phil Knox 1
https://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/civilaviation/opssvs/secretariat-207.htm

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