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Canadian Pacific in the Air [Wartime Versions]

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Production Years: 
1942 to 1945


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Length (feet): 
1113 (16mm)
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Library and Archives Canada: 16mm, VHS.
"Documentary following the development of aviation from the bush pilot stage through to commercial and wartime aviation. The formation of CP air from 10 bush organizations and the role of CPA in organizing the Ferry Command and the Commonwealth Air Training Plan is focused upon. Footage includes: glimpses of Yellowknife, a blizzard and, generally, of the northland in summer and winter, on the ground and from the air. Aircraft are shown in flight, on the ground, taking on passengers, being repaired, serviced, etc. Included are a CPA Norseman (CF-BAU), Barkley-Grow T8P-1s on skis and on floats (CF-BMW), a Fairchild 71-B, several DC-3s, Lockheed Lodestars, etc. Airports shown, among others, are: Fort McMurray, Fort Smith, Hay River, and Vancouver. There are several aerials of unidentified Canadian cities."


Canadian Pacific Railway Catalogue of Motion Picture Films (October 1948).

Film News (March 1949): 3.

[Canadian Pacific advertisement] "Canadian Pacific in the Air (2 reels) The story of how an air service in Canada developed from bush flying to mainline services."