National Aviation DayFebruary 23, 2015
105 years ago today, J. A. D. McCurdy became the first Canadian to achieve controlled powered flight by piloting the AEA Silver Dart off the ice of Baddeck Bay in Bras d’Or Lake, Nova Scotia. For over a century, Canada has led the world in developing and manufacturing cutting-edge aircraft and aerospace technologies. British Columbia aerospace industry welcomed the provincial government’s 2015 budget pledge for aerospace as a signal of the province’s confidence in the industry’s growth potential and its commitment to supporting an ambitious strategy to develop a unified and sustainable aerospace cluster in B.C.