Legendary flyer Errol Boyd took off from Harbour Grace, Newfoundland, on October 9th, 1930, and flew into Canadian, and aviation, history. Toasted by royalty and political leaders on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean, he was the first Canadian to fly across the North Atlantic, and the first pilot of any nationality to make the flight outside of the summer season.
Author Ross Smyth has gone back in time to trace the life of this Canadian hero, from his childhood in Toronto, to his imprisonment in Holland during the First World War, through to his many record-setting flights, and beyond, to his final days as an aging pioneer aviator. Smyth’s book resurrects Boyd’s heroics, and revisits the fame of one of the most important aviators of the Golden Age of Flight. Errol Boys was inducted into Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame on June 15, 2017. [ More info … ]