If you have any interest in the Avro Arrow or Space Travel, you won’t want to miss this meeting!

 

The Parksville Qualicum Aero Club is pleased to announce that at 7 PM Tuesday May 6th; Mr. Christopher Gainor will be sharing his insights about the contribution made to NASA and the Space Race by the Avro Arrow’s Engineers and Scientists. PQAC Members as well as non-members are welcome. Optional donations at the flying club’s door are appreciated.

Please reserve your seat(s) in advance by contacting Fred Evoy at 250-248-7680 or via email atgwfevoy@shaw.ca, or Randy Parcels at 250-594-7273 or via email at parcels942@shaw.ca.

Christopher Gainor is a historian of technology and writer specializing in space exploration and aeronautics. He is the author of four books, and his writings have appeared in various specialty publications and Canadian newspapers.

• To A Distant Day: The Rocket Pioneers.
• Who Killed the Avro Arrow?
• Canada in Space: The People & Stories Behind Canada’s Role in the Exploration of Space.
• Arrows to the Moon: Avro’s Engineers and the Space Race.

A limited number of Chris’ books will be available for purchase.

Chris holds a PhD in the history of technology from the University of Alberta, and has taught history at the University of Victoria and at CFB Esquimalt for the Royal Military College of Canada.

His other historical interests include the United States, the Soviet Union, and Canada. Chris is also known for bringing history alive through his appearances as Sir Winston Churchill.

Chris is International Space Programs Editor for Quest: The History of Spaceflight Quarterly and he is a regular contributor to the Canadian edition of Space Quarterly.

He is Second Vice President of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, and a Fellow of the British Interplanetary Society.

During his years as a journalist, Chris wrote extensively on health care and public affairs, and he won a National Newspaper Award for his work. Chris has also worked in communications in government and in the non-profit sector. He carries on his academic, writing and communications work in Victoria, B.C.

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