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CBC Animation The Great Northern Candy Drop

This poignant animation tells the true story of Inuk bush pilot Johnny May, who has flown over Kuujjuaq in the Nunavik region of Northern Quebec to drop candy, toys and warm clothing to the children and residents of the community each holiday season for more than 50 years. Featuring the voices of Tantoo Cardinal and Lorne Cardinal, the film is ...
  • 2017
  • 00:21:58
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 12/20/2017

Documentary In Search of Dan Cooper

The Dan Cooper series was a huge hit in the comic book world, with 45 issues and over 22 million copies sold! Dan Cooper may have enjoyed fame across Europe, but he would remain largely unknown to his Canadian compatriots, and in the US his name would be closely linked to one of the FBI's most notorious unsolved cases. This ...
  • 2012
  • 00:47:47
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 07/30/2013

Doc Zone Canada, Above and Beyond: Conquering Geography (Part 2 of 4)

From the beginning, air flight in Canada presented dizzying possibilities. It would link citizens across the country and make it possible to exploit Canada’s immense natural resources. But there were formidable hurdles to overcome. Follow the story of the Beaver, Canada’s solution to flying backcountry; of native communities taking command of their destiny by owning their own airline; of fighting ...
  • 2009
  • 00:42:42
  • General
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Doc Zone Canada, Above and Beyond: First Flight (Part 1 of 4)

Whether it’s aviation devotees recreating Canada’s first flight in the Silver Dart, a young immigrant taking his first flight to a dramatically different life in Canada, a fighter pilot assuming command of a CF 18, or Canadian astronaut Julie Payette being blasted into space, this episode demonstrates how flight has changed individuals and revolutionized a country.
  • 2009
  • 00:43:05
  • General
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Doc Zone Canada, Above and Beyond: Dancing with Danger (Part 4 of 4)

Why do some people seek thrills and adventure in the sky? Explore the extraordinary deeds of men and women that defy imagination. A wing walker looks back to the days of barnstorming in rural Canada. The Snowbirds, ambassadors of Canadian aviation throughout the world, share the secrets of precision flying. Test pilots demonstrate their mettle, putting aeronautic flight systems through ...
  • 2009
  • 00:42:50
  • General
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - April 2009 The Flight of the Silver Dart

Canada has a long and proud aviation history that began 100 years ago with the flight of the Silver Dart. On February 23, 1909, J.A.D. McCurdy piloted Canada’s first powered airplane across a frozen lake in Nova Scotia. In this News in Review story we’ll look at how a group of aviation enthusiasts brought history alive by recreating that famous ...
  • 2009
  • 00:18:55
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/2009

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News in Review - February 2005 Death in the Sky: A Snowbird Falls

In early December 2004, two jets belonging to the Canadian aerobatic team, the Snowbirds, were involved in a mid-air collision in Saskatchewan. One pilot, Capt. Miles Selby, was killed. The other pilot managed to parachute safely to the ground. News in Review investigates the aftermath of the deadly collision, and we’ll look at how it happened. We’ll also review the ...
  • 2005
  • 00:14:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/2005

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News in Review - February 2004 Century of Flight: Wings Over Canada

In December the world marked the 100th anniversary of the first powered and controlled flight: Orville Wright's 12-second hop across a North Carolina beach in a flying machine he had built with his brother Wilbur. We look at that flight, and at an unsuccessful attempt to recreate it at the centennial celebrations. We also look at Canada's big contribution to ...
  • 2004
  • 00:15:56
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/2004

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