FROM “SNOW EAGLE” TO “BAN THE TAN:” AVIATION AND CANADIAN CLIMATIC IDENTITY

MAY 2ND, 2017 BY: BLAIR STEIN

FROM “SNOW EAGLE” TO “BAN THE TAN:” AVIATION AND CANADIAN CLIMATIC IDENTITY

 

In late 1952 or early 1953, a man from California travelled between Edmonton and Vancouver with Trans Canada Air Lines, now Air Canada. He had such a miserable time that he left a comment card behind after his flight, complaining:

“Today’s flight from Edmonton to Vancouver was so blame cold…62 degrees is not fit for man or beast. On the other hand, it apparently was OK for the Canadians (no slur intended)…I should have worn woolen sox, heavy underwear, and a sweater. The least you could do would be to warn us…of your frigid intentions, so we could prepare for the ordeal. Other than that, the flight was fine. You have excellent pilots and capable Stewardesses (but probably cold-hearted).”[1]

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http://www.technologystories.org/from-snow-eagle-to-ban-the-tan-aviation-and-canadian-climatic-identity/

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