Blast from the past: The Canadair Sabre

Since attending Marc-André Valiquette’s book launch in Toronto on February 20, Robert St-Pierre has been looking at old photos at home in Pointe-Claire. He sends along this one taken at the July 25, 1986 Dorval launch of The Canadair Sabre. That night we had a room full of Canadair retirees, former RCAF Sabre pilots, aviation photo fans, book collectors, etc. Talk about being surrounded by history! In this ancient photo from that memorable evening are Robert St-Pierre (air traffic controller), Jean Gaudry (Sabre pilot, 441 Sqn, North Luffenham 1952), Bob McIntyre (pilot, Nordair), Larry Milberry (author), Richard Beaudet (pilot, Bradley Air Service), and J.T.Price (Sabre pilot, Golden Hawks).

We’re all still here today, except for the fabulous “JT”. The Canadair Sabre has gone down as the world’s best ever Sabre book and is still holding its pride of place after nearly 25 years. If you don’t have a copy, order one today. If you’re any kind of aviation history fan, this book will knock you out. Read more about The Canadair Sabre at Be sure to ask Larry to autograph your copy. Presently (September 2013) the Sabre book is on sale at $20.00 — a 50% saving. Canadian orders $33.60 delivered, US & overseas Cdn$44.00 “all in”. Any cheque drawn on any Cdn or US bank, or use PalPay. E-mail for a PayPal invoice.

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