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Offline Deerslayer

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Classic Canadian Test Pilot Documentary
« on: April 05, 2018, 07:15:26 AM »
This is a superb film, produced by the National Film Board with Fred Davis as the reporter. Some may recall Fred from his days as host of Front Page Challenge. DeHaviland's chief test pilot is featured. It is hard to realize that some of the air work overlooks the farmland area way out at Downsview (it was sort of Canada's Area 51)! In the segment on the water, you can pick out the old Five Roses (I think it was) grain elevator and the Toronto Island ferry scooting across the harbour. Some of us can, at least dimly, remember seeing some of these state of the art aircraft at places like the old Trenton Air Show. Fine viewing, hope you enjoy it!

https://www.nfb.ca/film/test-pilot/
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Re: Classic Canadian Test Pilot Documentary
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2018, 12:05:59 PM »
It was great seeing some of those old Canadian iconic aircraft in actual flight.