Lady Lucy Houston – Savior of the Spitfire

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Born in England on April 8, 1957, Lady Houston became England’s second richest woman by 1926 – the result of three lucrative marriages.  She was the consummate supporter of Britain’s WWI effort.  She sent...

Dick Merrill’s Ping Pong flight

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Dick Merrill, an aviation pioneer, flew the first round-trip transatlantic flight in 1936.  Millionaire singer Harry Richman, famous for Puttin' On the Ritz, was convinced by Merrill to put up the money for a...

The 2020 Hospitality Market Report from CBRE points to a long road ahead for...

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While 2020 started out like any other year for the Canadian accommodation market, everything changed quickly when, on March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) a “Global Pandemic.” The...

September 2020 Digital Issue

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As schools across the country get ready to welcome back students  and hotels across the country slowly re-open for business, Canada’s hoteliers are hoping for the best, but preparing for the worst. This month’s Hotelier issue...

Estonia Aviatrix Elvy Kalep and Her Dolls

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9/1/2020 0 Comments I have written a previous blog about Elvy's flying, friendship with Amelia Earhart, and her membership in the NInety-Nines.  Inspired by a recent purchase of a Paratrooper set developed by Elvy,...

Cecil DeMille Airfield

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   Cecil DeMille was not only a celebrated movie director who founded the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences but was passionate about aviation.  Inspired by the 1910 Dominguez Air Meet along with...

Looking for classic props? Head to Sweden

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If you were looking to fly on some classic airplanes, Sweden probably wouldn’t be the first place that comes to mind. And yet this Nordic nation (which as some of you will know is...

Hugh Echener and Zeppelin

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Hugo Echener, born August 10, 1868, perfected the Zeppelin airship during the inter-war years as manager of the Luftschiffbau Zeppelin company.  He was commander of the famous Graf Zeppelin for most of its record-setting flights,...

National Air Race Thompson Trophy

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In 1930, the men's free-for-all was now officially the Thompson Trophy Race for Men or International Free-for-All Sweepstakes Race. Although Thompson Products, Inc., awarded a cup trophy to the winner of the 1929 contest,...

Titan Airways 757 visits one of the world’s most remote and difficult airports

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Aviation fans had a bit of excitement yesterday as the remote and notoriously tricky airport at St. Helena (HLE), a British overseas territory in the middle of the South Atlantic Ocean, welcomed a 757...

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