March 1, 1938 (18th Parliament, 3rd Session)

LIB

Clarence Decatur Howe (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Mr. HOWE:

The preliminary training is given by the aviation schools, of which there are some twenty-four in Canada. These schools are competent to give a transport
licence. The trans-Canada airways will not accept a man who has not had a minimum of a thousand hours flying. There is a gap between the two types of training which must be filled in in some way. Whether it should be the duty of Trans-Canada Air Lines to discharge that duty, or whether the work of the flying clubs could be concentrated in one or two advanced schools, in order to bridge the gap, is now being studied by our department. I think perhaps the latter method is the better one. However, the department is aware of the fact that there is a gap which must be filled in the education of the commercial pilot, and I think that within the next year some progress will be made towards filling that gap.

Topic:   TRANS-CANADA AIR LINES AUTHORITY FOR EXTENSION BEYOND THE CONFINES OF CANADA
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