The Silver Dart — The Story of J.A.D. McCurdy, Canada's First Pilot, and the First Airplane Flight in the British Empire
by H. Gordon Green
A WARM, INTIMATE, ENTHUSIASTIC, and entertaining biography of an independent young boy, a fearless young man, a prescient and determined patriot—J.A. Douglas McCurdy of Baddeck.
From the boy and his brothers’ adventures on their homemade houseboat on the Bras d’Or Lakes, to the dogged brainstorming and test flights of the Aerial Experiment Association—here is the companionship and teamwork that culminated in the flight of the Silver Dart over the Bras d’Or ice on February 23, 1909.
“This is the book for anyone wanting to learn more about the key role McCurdy played in the development of powered flight.”—John Boileau, author & historian, Atlantic Books Today
“We breathed an atmosphere of aviation from morning till night....”—Alexander Graham Bell