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  • Floyd Carson in uniform, ca 1951
    Floyd Carson in uniform, ca 1951
    image       A family photograph of the young Floyd Carson in his air force uniform. In 1952, with a private pilot's licence, and after an unsuccessful attempt, Carson joined the RCAF. He trained in Centralia, Ontario on the Chipmunk and the Harvard. He eventually left the air force because he "felt that ...
    image     A family photograph of the young Floyd Carson in his air force uniform. In 1952, with a private pilot's licence, and after an unsuccessful attempt, Carson joined the RCAF. He ...
    Burlington Historical Society
  • Flight Cadet Floyd Carson's emergency landing , May 5, 1952
    Flight Cadet Floyd Carson's emergency landing , May 5, 1952
    image  May 1952     "I was returning to base after an hour and half of practice manoeuvers when the engine caught fire and started belching smoke at 5,000 feet. My vision was obscured by engine oil that sprayed the windshield. I pulled the fire extinguisher attached to the engine and managed to keep my ...
    image  May 1952   "I was returning to base after an hour and half of practice manoeuvers when the engine caught fire and started belching smoke at 5,000 feet. My vision was obscured by ...
    Burlington Historical Society
  • Floyd Carson, 1929-2008
    Floyd Carson, 1929-2008
    image       This copy of a family photo was used in the biographical article "Airing it Out" by Gord McNulty, published in the Canadian Aviation Historical Society Journal in 2008.It was Floyd Carson who was the prime mover behind the Great Burlington Seaplane Race, held off Spencer Smith Park, Burlington, ON in ...
    image     This copy of a family photo was used in the biographical article "Airing it Out" by Gord McNulty, published in the Canadian Aviation Historical Society Journal in 2008.It was Floyd ...
    Burlington Historical Society
  • Floyd Carson 1929-2008, obituary
    Floyd Carson 1929-2008, obituary
    image  "Floyd Carson 1929-2008, obituary," Hamilton Spectator, Nov 2008     CARSON, FloydPeacefully at his residence in Burlington, on Tuesday, November 18, 2008. Floyd George Carson was in his 80th year. Beloved husband of Edith Milanese of 52 years. Loving father of Kevin (Mary), Dan (Nancy), Peter (Jessica), Donna (Andrew). His grandchildren who were his joy on earth will cherish the ...
    image  "Floyd Carson 1929-2008, obituary," Hamilton Spectator, Nov 2008   CARSON, FloydPeacefully at his residence in Burlington, on Tuesday, November 18, 2008. Floyd George Carson was in his 80th year. Beloved husband of Edith Milanese of 52 years. Loving father ...
    Burlington Historical Society
  • Flight Cadet Floyd Carson ca 1951
    Flight Cadet Floyd Carson ca 1951
    image       Flight cadet Floyd Carson trained on the Harvard at Centralia.
    image     Flight cadet Floyd Carson trained on the Harvard at Centralia.
    Burlington Historical Society
  • Floyd Carson holding model of his World Air craft, ca 1999
    Floyd Carson holding model of his World Air craft, ca 1999
    image       Carson was an enthusiastic and idealistic aircraft salesman. Seeing the success of Wardair charter flights in the 1960s, Carson attempted to establish a new Ontario charter airline, Ontario Worldair. He encountered opposition on every side. After running Ontario Worldair from 1978 to 1980, he returned to aircraft sales.
    image     Carson was an enthusiastic and idealistic aircraft salesman. Seeing the success of Wardair charter flights in the 1960s, Carson attempted to establish a new Ontario charter airline, Ontario Worldair. He ...
    Burlington Historical Society
  • Floyd Carson and CAHS Toronto Chapter President Howard Malone, November 2007
    Floyd Carson and CAHS Toronto Chapter President Howard Malone, November 2007
    image  2007, Section Winter 2009, p. 134, p. 134     This photograph appeared in the Canadian Aviation Historical Society Journal, Vol. 47, No. 4, Winter, 2009, pages 128-135, in the article "Airing it Out: the Floyd Carson Story " by Gord McNulty.
    image  2007, Section Winter 2009, p. 134, p. 134   This photograph appeared in the Canadian Aviation Historical Society Journal, Vol. 47, No. 4, Winter, 2009, pages 128-135, in the article "Airing it Out: the Floyd Carson Story " by ...
    Burlington Historical Society
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