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Civilian flying

De Havilland Dragon Rapide (DH-89), Scillies, 1949

Aeronautical articles

Canada’s Youngest Woman Pilot - a sixteen year old high-school student from Prince Edward County, Ontario.
Polar Route - North West passage - Pedersen / Flight
Nieuport biplane - Flight, Vol. VII, 1915, p. 189-191
Nansen's proposal for the North Pole by airship - adapted from a very detailed 1926 acount

Further reading

Rosendahl, Charles Emery - notes on his career concerning balloons and dirigables
"Dave Dawson" series - WWII junior aeronautical fiction, by R. Sidney Bowen.

Our Our Catalogue holdings, referring specifically to airlines, are available here.

Our Guide to Sources for Research into civilian flying, prepared by a number of specialists, will follow and examine a very wide range of published documents.

Publications, journals, magazines:

Aeroplane magazine - Early years, 1911-1959, notes, follow up and cataloguing
Flight magazine - Flight (and Flight International), notes and cataloguing
Flying magazine - Flying (1912-1922), notes and cataloguing.
Journal of the [Royal] Aeronautical Society - 1897 onwards, notes and cataloguing.
Wind-sock magazine - Wind-sock, notes and cataloguing.

More to come...


This is currently a work in progess, to rationalise, facilitate and expand our content. Some pages are very recent, some date back twenty years and may or may not have been reviewed and/or edited recently; we appreciate any suggestions for improvements.


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