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A Biography of Carl F. Burke, M.B.E.: Canadian Aviation Pioneer

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This is the story of Charlottetown native, Carl F. Burke, who went from selling radios in a hardware store for $12.00 an hour to founding Maritime Central Airways, acquiring Nordair and becoming one of Canada's most
successful aviation entrepreneurs.

A Biography of Carl F. Burke, M.B.E.: Canadian Aviation Pioneer

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This is the story of Charlottetown native, Carl F. Burke, who went from selling radios in a hardware store for $12.00 an hour to founding Maritime Central Airways, acquiring Nordair and becoming one of Canada's most successful aviation entrepreneurs.

Civilian pilot Carl Burke first made the news when he flew from Moncton to Newfoundland in 1941 to recover the body of Frederick Banting. Two years later, Burke volunteered to make four landings on ice floats off Prince Edward Island to save the crew of a downed Anson bomber.

Assisted by the fierce loyalty of staff, tight financial control and lucrative contracts, clever planning and faultless timing, Burke soared to aviation prominence.

This book was written with the assistance of surviving ex-employees, friends and mainly of Mr. Burke.

Burke was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire for the daring rescue of the Anson crew - after saving the crew he went back a fifth time to salvage the plane's radio before it sank.

An enlightening biography of an progressive and brave man.

Halifax, 2002.
Soft cover.
204 pages, 6" X 9".
Illustrated, black and white photographs, maps, bibliography, index.

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Product ID 37399
Product Code 0-9687627-0-0
Name A Biography of Carl F. Burke, M.B.E.: Canadian Aviation Pioneer
Author Allan MacNutt
ISBN 0-9687627-0-0

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