Canada pre-war aircraft manufacturing industry was small and faced an enormous challenge on the eve of World War II. Eventually, it produced over 15,000 aircraft, many to be used as trainers in the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan (BCATP). President Franklin Roosevelt's famous description of Canada as "the aerodrome of democracy" and became the world's largest and most successful scheme to train aircrews for military service. Almost overnight, the plan produced airfields all across Canada, many of them still in use today, and helped create a modern, mass-produced aircraft industry in this country.
The modern era of air transport in northern Canada began in earnest during the 1950's driven by a resource exploration and development boom and the building of the distant early warning radar system for the military. Modern bush pilots continued on in the best traditions of their predecessors, operating from dirt runways or landing "off strip" on the frozen tundra in aircraft equipped with skis or high floatation "balloon" tires. Since aviation's early years, Canadians have been devoted to opening up and defending this huge and rugged land, taking leading roles as flyers, designers, and builders of aircraft. Specifications: Face Value: 20 dollars Composition: 92.5% Silver, 7.5% Copper Weight (g): 31.103 Diameter (mm): 38 Edge: Interrupted Serration Finish: Proof.
Comes in Deluxe metal box including CoA's. A great addition to your World coin collection. We do not mark merchandise values below value or mark items as "gifts" - US and International government regulations prohibit such.
The item "CANADA 10 x $20 1995-99 Silver/Gold Proof Set Powered Flight Second 50 Years" is in sale since Sunday, January 19, 2020. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Canada\Commemorative". The seller is "numismatic-gallery" and is located in Vancouver, British Columbia. This item can be shipped worldwide.