The sky was the limit: How Sask. spearheaded the Canadian aviation industry

Saskatchewan is home to several aviation firsts, from licensed pilots to smoke jumpers to air ambulances. Regina’s Flying Club (pictured) first became active in 1927, and has helped beginner pilots acquire their wings ever since. (Kendall Latimer/CBC)

By CBC News, June 28, 2017 

Saskatchewan’s wide-open spaces became a breeding ground for flight innovation after First World War

From the early years of the 20th century and onward, Saskatchewan boasted a number of firsts in Canadian aviation history. But two aviation historians say most of us don’t know enough about the contributions the province’s earliest high flyers made.

Those contributions go back as far as 1919, and soldiers who returned home from the Royal Air Force to Regina and found they couldn’t shake their affinity for aviation.

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