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August/September 2016

Fly through nearly 100 years of aviation in Canada’s North. Our special Aviation Issue chronicles pioneering pilots in rickety bush planes in the 1920s, through the post-WWII heyday that saw the Arctic wilds open up to robust de Havilland bush planes, all the way to the airlines and jets of the present day. We interview Northern flying legends like Max Ward, Joe McBryan, and Fred Carmichael. Plus: Tim Edwards takes us through some of the ongoing mystery crashes of the North, and Katie Weaver profiles aviation-inspired art. And, in honour of the Queen’s birthday, we showcase her four visits to Canada’s North. 

In This Issue

Photo by Hannah Eden/Up Here

Inspiration From The Air

The making of Bushpilot, an iconic ode to flight in the North

By Katie Weaver
Aug 03
Photo by Jason Pineau

Change Came From The Sky

This month: The story of Arctic aviation through the decades

By Up Here
Aug 02
Airmail went a long way in proving that airplanes were a quick and dependable means of delivering goods. NWT Archives/Archibald Fleming Fonds/N-1979-050: 0281

Rain, Shine, Sleet Or Snow

Heroes turned mail-boys turned heroes once more

By Herb Mathisen
Aug 02
NWT residents have grown accustomed to seeing these CL-215s overhead during the summer.

Fight Of The Year

How aircraft make a difference in summer

By Katie Weaver
Jul 29