Fonds 724 - Brandon Flying Club fonds

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Brandon Flying Club fonds

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CA DHM 724

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  • 1946-1976; predominantly 1963-1976 (Creation)
    Brandon Flying Club

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8.4 cm of textual records

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The Brandon Flying Club originally called the Brandon –Virden Flying Club was established November 28, 1936 and incorporated January 2, 1937. The club began as a training school for pilots with founding member Cecil Leech as President and Chief Flight Instructor. At this time, all civilian flying was under the jurisdiction of the Department of Defense. In order to encourage civilian flying the department had an arrangement with the Canadian Flying Club Association, whereby member clubs who purchased a new training plane were provided with a second trainer. Therefore, the Brandon Flying Club became a member of the Canadian Flying Club Association and purchased a Taylor cub and Aronca Cabin to train pilots. By 1939, the Club was highly regarded by the Department of National Defense and the Canadian Flying Club. The Brandon Flying Club was selected as the first club in Canada to train pilots for the Canadian Air Force. During World War II, the Club was forced to shut down due to the lack of students and personnel leaving or joining military services. The Brandon Flying Club resumed operations after the war and still maintains its Flight Academy and a membership of over 170 individuals.

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Accessioned by Daly House Museum in 1993. Prior custodial history is unknown.

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The fonds consists of financial records, correspondence, newsletters, minutes and reports related to the activities of the Brandon Flying Club and the operation of the Brandon Municipal Airport from 1946 to 1976. It is divided into the following series:
1. Miscellaneous Records (1963-1966)
2. Financial Records (1947-1973)
3. Correspondence (1966-1976)
4. Brandon Flying Club Newsletters (1970-1976)
5. Airport Commission (1946-1966)
6. Municipal Airport (1951)
7. Royal Canadian Air Force Association (1969)

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