Friday, February 20, 2009

Flight of the Silver Dart

Big celebrations going on this weekend in the world of Canadian aviation. It’s the one hundredth anniversary of the flight of the Silver Dart.

Never heard of it?

First heavier-than-air flight in Canada. You know how those Americans have their Wright brothers and all that? We Canajuns have the Silver Dart.

Background on the Silver Dart here at the Canadian Encyclopedia.

And all the info on the celebrations in Baddeck, Nova Scotia from February 20 - 23 here:
www.flightofthesilverdart.ca.

Pretty daring to launch yourself up in the sky in one of those flimsy things, don’t you think? I mean, sure I have flown in an ultralight a few times when I was a lot younger, but at least I knew the thing worked!

Have a high flying weekend

1 comment:

Rebecca said...

Yeah, ya gotta hand it to those test pilots! Interesting bit of info here, Lizann!