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New North : Part 2. New Patterns in Flight

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Library and Archives Canada: 16mm.
"A study of transportation problems in northern Canada, and their effect on development of the area. The film gives an overview of the various methods available historically before discussing air transportation at length. Topics include the building and maintenance of airstrips, the development of regular air service to points further and further north, and the development of aircraft from the original small bush planes to TransAir's fleet, to the development of vertical take-off and landing planes and helicopters. Footage includes various prototypes - the Rotodyne, the American Ryan X-13, an experimental Canadair model and sketches of the 'Avro saucer'. The film ends with footage of the Hindenburg disaster and questions the potential for renewed development of this type of air transport."