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The evolution of professional aviation culture in Canada, 1939-1945

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dc.contributor.author Chapman, Matthew
dc.date.accessioned 2010-09-01T21:45:16Z
dc.date.available 2010-09-01T21:45:16Z
dc.date.copyright 2010 en
dc.date.issued 2010-09-01T21:45:16Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/3023
dc.description.abstract The rapid expansion of the postwar commercial aviation industry in Canada was made possible, in part, by the thousands of wartime pilots who filled the ranks of the nation’s major airlines beginning in 1944. Through mentorship of subsequent generations of peacetime aviators, wartime pilots had lasting impacts on the Canadian commercial aviation industry during their time flying for companies such as Trans Canada Airlines (TCA). Following an examination of the agreements made between the Royal Canadian Air Force and TCA between 1944 and 1945 for the transfer of pilots between the two organizations, this thesis tracks the development of the professional culture of wartime RCAF aviators through an analysis of their training and subsequent operational flying during the war. It concludes that while there were numerous benefits for commercial aviation in Canada through this process, there were, likewise, a series of negative repercussions for the safety of the Canadian aviation industry. en
dc.language English eng
dc.language.iso en en
dc.rights Available to the World Wide Web en
dc.subject RCAF en
dc.subject Trans Canada Airlines en
dc.subject TCA en
dc.subject Royal Canadian Air Force en
dc.subject Air Canada en
dc.subject Commercial aviation en
dc.subject flying en
dc.subject bomber en
dc.subject pilot en
dc.subject aircrew en
dc.subject professional culture en
dc.subject Air Force en
dc.subject aviation culture en
dc.subject flight training en
dc.subject groundschool en
dc.subject maritime patrol en
dc.subject navigation en
dc.subject instrument flight rules en
dc.subject British Commonwealth Air Training Plan en
dc.subject BCATP en
dc.subject Bush Pilot en
dc.subject.lcsh UVic Subject Index::Humanities and Social Sciences::History::Canada--History en
dc.subject.lcsh UVic Subject Index::Humanities and Social Sciences::History en
dc.title The evolution of professional aviation culture in Canada, 1939-1945 en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.contributor.supervisor Zimmerman, David
dc.degree.department Dept. of History en
dc.degree.level Master of Arts M.A. en


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