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Roald Amundsen. Photo - Preus Museum/Paul Berge
How the North’s greatest explorer escaped death at the pole
September 2016
Lost? Never. Punch Dickins would just land, make a cup of tea and get his bearings. NWT Archives/Wop May Fonds/N-1992-213: 0188
This WWII ace would become a man of many firsts
September 2016
The world’s most famous pilot flies into the North. Photo - Library and Archives Canada
Charles and his wife fly circles around the North
September 2016
The 1928 Arctic pilot edition
September 2016
When you could get a loan on an airplane
August 2016
The original clubhouse of the Yellowknife Golf Club: the fuselage of a downed DC-3. Derek Bodington/Outcrop.
The Yellowknife Golf Club’s strange relationship with airplanes
August 2016
Photo by Émilie Smith
Max Ward took on the world with his airline, but it’s his time navigating the Northern wilderness he reveres most
August 2016
Queen Elizabeth II speaks to an Inuk woman during her 1970 visit to the NWT, and Jean Chretien (then minister of Indian and Northern Affairs) cracks a smile. Photo by Doug Griffin/Cp Images.
On her 90th birthday, we look back at Queen Elizabeth’s four Northern visits
August 2016
Grant McConachie was what you might call a shrewd businessman. Photo courtesy of the Fort St. John North Peace Museum
Grant McConachie could wheel and deal on the fly
August 2016
A makeshift hangar for a Fokker Universal on the coast of the Hudson Strait. Photo - Canada Aviation and Space Museum
The cold facts of flying learned on the Hudson Strait Expedition
August 2016