Don McKay

Don McKay Don McKay was born in Sydney, Nova Scotia, on October 5, 1937. He had a fascination with flying from a very early age and never lost his desire to be a pilot. He grew up in the Maritimes and calls Saint John, New Brunswick, home. Don is married to his high...

Hepburn, G. Alan

G. Alan Hepburn G. Alan Hepburn was born in Paisley, Scotland, in 1944. He was educated at Paisley Grammar School and the University of Glasgow, where he obtained a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering in 1966 and a Ph.D. in 1970. Alan learned to fly in Scotland in 1968,...

Dave Thompson

Dave Thompson Dave Thompson was born in Belfast, N. Ireland, in 1935. As a child he experienced the bombing raids of the war when the targets were the shipyard and the aircraft factory. Later, he worked as an engineer in the same shipyard. He and his wife, Anne, moved...

Sawler, Harvey

Harvey Sawler Harvey Sawler was born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, but has lived most of his adult life in Atlantic Canada. He began his career as a newspaper journalist covering such diverse stories as the Pierre Trudeau 1974 campaign train and the 1975 double...

Gaertner, Erika E.

Erika E. Gaertner Erika Gaertner immigrated as a teenager from what is now the Czech Republic to Canada with her parents in the spring of 1939, following her father’s recruitment as a farmer by the Canadian Pacific Railway on behalf of the Canadian government. Upon...