McCurdy and the Silver DartBook - 1998
McCurdy and The Silver Dart recounts the thrilling story of J.A.D. McCurdy, Canada's aviation pioneer. Born in Baddeck, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Douglas McCurdy had a unique childhood during which he assisted world-famous scientist and inventor Alexander Graham Bell in fascinating and frequently dangerous experiments conducted with kites and airplanes. He was the first person to fly a plane in the British Empire, later he became a barnstormer and daredevil pilot, taking part in some of the earliest air races and became the first person to fly out of sight of land.
Publisher: Sydney, N.S. : University College of Cape Breton Press, c1998
Characteristics: 126 p. : ill. ; 19 cm