Bush Flying to Blind Flying, 1930-1940

Description

267 pages
Contains Photos, Illustrations, Maps, Bibliography, Index
$18.95
ISBN 1-55039-044-9
DDC 629.13'09711

Publisher

Year

1993

Contributor

Reviewed by Peter Henderson

Peter Henderson teaches history at Douglas College in New Westminster,
B.C.

Review

Corley-Smith, author of Barnstorming to Bush Flying, has produced
another highly readable and well-researched account of the history of
flying in British Columbia (this time in the 1930s). In addition to the
excellent photographs, there are abundant descriptions of the colorful
personalities of the era and the events in which they were involved. The
book also traces the development of commercial flying, from its early
reliance on pilots’ individual skills to its later emphasis on more
technical aspects.

Bush Flying to Blind Flying can be recommended without hesitation to
anyone with even a slight interest in the subject of Canadian aviation
history.

Citation

Corley-Smith, Peter., “Bush Flying to Blind Flying, 1930-1940,” Canadian Book Review Annual Online, accessed December 6, 2023, https://cbra.library.utoronto.ca/items/show/13575.