A young Canadian farm boy joins the
Canadian Air Force during World War II and learns to fly from trainers to
later in Britain exotic Supermarine Seafire - sister of the Spitfire.
After the war with a compulsion to
continue flying he starts a flying school, marries a beautiful blond, and
works for succession of aviation employers to advance his career. This
involves running flight operations in Kenya and other African countries,
operating in several countries in South America, United States, Europe,
and the Canadian Arctic.
During his last 20 years of flying he
operated a Douglas A-26 on forest wildfire operations in Western Canada.
Canadian Naval Aviation
Allan MacNutt, a former RCAF and RN Seafire pilot, who is a friend of
Canadian naval aviation, was mentioned in the previous newsletter. I have
now read the book and sent book reviews to both ‘Across the Flight
Deck’ and the ‘SAM Newsletter’. It is a good read that I would
recommend to any naval airman: MacNutt was both a pilot and a
mechanic/engineer, so his experiences cover both aspects of aviation.
Mia Thomas, Times Reporter
... Filled with enough aviation terminology and information to satisfy any
airplane buff. Other strengths lies in MacNutt's story telling.
Al MacNutt's recollections of life in the cockpit attests to his
fascination, bordering on obsession with aviation.
Doug MacLeod, Aviation Historian
Your book is a wonderful compilation to be added to Aviation History.