CAHS Journal Celebrates Twin Otters!

From editor Terry Higgins (also of “Journal 49-4 features six articles on the de Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otter, and its ‘reborn’ Viking Air Series 400 Twin Otter, in celebration of the type’s 40th year of  Canadian military service. The CF/RCAF centric articles are balanced with a short piece on the type’s origins, another onContinue reading “CAHS Journal Celebrates Twin Otters!”

New Brunswick’s Place in Aviation History

 Conference announcement!   The 2012 Canadian Aviation Historical Society convention is taking place in Saint John, NB from September 5th to the 9th. This year’s theme is “First in the Air: New Brunswick’s Place in Canadian Aviation.” Conference Presentations will take place at the New Brunswick Museum and the Saint John Free Public Library at Market Square.Continue reading “New Brunswick’s Place in Aviation History”

Canada’s History Magazine Mention

It was really exciting (and flattering!) to see this write-up in the Feb-March 2012 issue of Canada’s History Magazine (formerly The Beaver). Thanks so much to the Canada’s History team, who have supported me and my projects, and consistently put out a high-quality publication about this country’s heritage.

Making Aviation History Sexy: The 2011 CAHS Conference

Aviation history – indeed history in general – is often seen as a little dull by the general public. While there are those who love lists of dates, facts, and might even have a footnote fetish like I do, most people do not. I think most of us do like humour, gripping stories, and specialContinue reading “Making Aviation History Sexy: The 2011 CAHS Conference”

Aviation, Writing and the Best Bud Light Ever: Conference Season 2010

While many were working on their yards and tans the past few weeks, I’ve been making the rounds of conferences. Which, in weather-changeable Alberta, is probably a safer bet. The Creative Nonfiction Collective conference back in April started off the 2010 season. Held at the gorgeous Banff Centre, I let myself be inspired by theContinue reading “Aviation, Writing and the Best Bud Light Ever: Conference Season 2010”

Writing Fever

Forgive me father, for I have sinned, it has been 10 days since my last blog entry… Ah, but I have so much to show for it: Today is my editor’s official ‘draft is due’ deadline for the Laurentian book, and miracle of miracles, I’m just about ready to send off the final chapters! OfContinue reading “Writing Fever”