Trans-Canada Air Lines
The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada), 27 Oct 1938, p. 69-82
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Trans-Canada Air Lines

Flying in Canada. Pioneering in this field in Canada all done in the decade that preceded the formation of the Trans-Canada Air Lines. Some history and origins of flying in Canada, and the formation of the Trans-Canada Air Lines. An illustration of how far, or to what extent the aeroplane has been used in Canada. Some comparisons with loads carried elsewhere. The use of the aeroplane as a carrier of mail in Canada. The Trans-Canada Act of 1937 and what it requires under the law. Results of an aerial survey of 1937. Planning for what had to be done in terms of airway facilities, setting up a communications system by radio across Canada, determining what the personnel problem would be and from what source we could draw pilots, mechanics, and other employees, selecting a place where a training school could be set up. The development of airports and terminal facilities, and emergency fields for the larger and faster aircraft designated for use on Trans-Canada. Details of pilot recruitment and training. Details of aircraft equipment, including aids for navigation. Description of services. Dealing with the factor of weather. The three-party proposition of putting a transcontinental air line across Canada: the company that is charged with the operation and the organization of the actual flying; the Government, that is represented by the Post Office Department and the Department of Transportation; the public.