Item AAAB6779 - Almer Michaud interview

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Almer Michaud interview

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  • 1985-06-14 [date recorded] (Creation)

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CALL NUMBER: T4259:0009 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Pioneer Profiles project : Almer Michaud RECORDED: [location unknown], 1985-06-14 SUMMARY: Almer Michaud was born in 1926 (approx). Learned to fly with Gilbert's Flying Service, Vancouver, B.C. at the start of World War II. Bought out Frank Gilbert's interest in 1942 while serving as an ins;tructor with British Commonwealth Air Training Plan. Reopened the Flying Service in partnership with his brother in 1945 and operated as Vancouver U-Fly until 1954. Renamed it West Coast Air Services.; Sold out in 1979. Currently (1985) a director of Time Air. TRACK 1: Discusses his learning to fly at Gilbert's Flying Service, joining the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan and flying with No. 2; Air Service school. Returned to Vancouver in 1945 and operated Gilbert's Flying Service as Vancouver U-Fly then West Coast Air Services. The development of the business, 1945-53. TRACK 2: Discusses ;growth of West Coast Air Services into a charter and scheduled service operator. The closure of the flying school and sale of business in 1979.;

CALL NUMBER: T4259:0010 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Pioneer Profiles project : Almer Michaud RECORDED: [location unknown], 1985-06-14 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Discussion of aviation safety and the follow up to the Dubin Report. End. TRACK 2: Blank.;

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Canadian Museum of Flight & Transportation, 1986-08-12


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Reference cassette copy available in container 000443-323.

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  • Copying Restriction: No copying without permission of Canadian Museum of Flight and Transportation.
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Accession number(s): T4259

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CMFT ; PP85-A25a-b

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speaker: Almer Michaud, interviewer: Lloyd M. Bungey

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