Pioneers of Powered Flight – 1900 – 1949. The first fifty years of powered flight in Canada represent a courageous saga mixed with fortitude and good fortune. The early airplane was a plaything for adventurous adults. Competitions and air shows would draw thousands of curious spectators, providing them with their first opportunity to see the new flying machines. Daring young flyers would astound onlookers by buzzing the skylines and high-rises of their time. Accidents were plentiful but, ironically, deaths were few, even though the inexperienced aviators knew little of the science of flight. The pioneers of aviation included more than just pilots. Many inventors, engineers, and hobbyists worked in garages and barns across the country for their chance to soar through the air. Though many made contributions to the evolution of the airplane, for the most part, the only reward they received for their efforts and self-sacrifice was the satisfaction of having tried their best. Later, passenger air service would unite family and friends across the immense nation. Journeys that used to take a week could now be completed in hours. The efforts, resources and determination devoted to opening this huge and harsh country through the development of aviation cannot be forgotten. Though the railroad may have tied the country together, the airplane was responsible for bringing Canadians closer. Powered Flight in Canada: The First 50 Years Coin Series – The Complete 10-Coin Set. Composition: 92.5% silver, 7.5% copper, 24-karat gold-covered cameo. Weight (g): 31.103. The item “Pioneers of Powered Flight in Canada -vintage coins” is in sale since Saturday, January 5, 2019. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Canada\Commemorative”. The seller is “beelitehobbies” and is located in Port Coquitlam, British Columbia. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada.
- Modified Item: No
- Certification Number: 04205
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Canada
- Circulated/Uncirculated: Uncirculated