City of Regina Archives Photograph Collection,

Title: Canada 's first licensed aerodrome
Date: ca. 1920
Retrieval Number: CORA-A-1575
Extent: 1 B&W print; 10.5 cm x 16.5 cm
Scope and Content Note: Aerial Service Co. Ltd., Canada 's first licensed aerodrome, with pilots posing outside the hangar with plane.
Access Restrictions: None
Photographer: Unknown
Parent fonds/collection: CORA Photograph Collection
Historical Note: Regina was at the forefront of Canadian aviation history. Aerial Service Company was founded in 1920 by ex-Royal Flying Corps members Roland J. Groome and Ed Clarke. They set up a primitive airfield southwest of the Legislative Building that became Canada 's first licensed aerodrome. Groome was Canada 's first licensed pilot. He died in an airplane crash in 1935, but his name lives on in aviation circles with the Roland Groome Award, awarded yearly by Transport Canada to an organization that shows excellence in the field of aircraft maintenance.



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