Aviation and Aircraft of WWI

Pascal Fong

1914-1918

Opening statement

With the introduction of World War 1, the government had us enlisted to a new form of combat. This was more exciting and completely something different.

Usages

Working conditions

Usually, we had a better wage, wore smart uniforms, slept in warm beds and had better food then the soldiers in the trench because most of us had a life expectancy of seven weeks during combat. They didn't give us a parachute because they were considered cowardly. All they gave us was a pistol in case our plane caught on fire. Most of the time, casualties where caused by mechanical failure.

Suicide service

Usually they would call us the"suicide service".

1919-1923

Opening statement

After the war, most of us pilots still wanted to fly. So we found new ways to do so.

Spanish Flu

During the First World War, soldiers were in close contact to each other. Well, this caused for soldiers to spread diseases quickly. One of those diseases was the Spanish flu. This was first introduced in a camp in Kansas, United States. Once the soldiers were shipped to France to fight in Trenches. The troops caused for the disease to spread very quickly from one soldier to another and later parts of Europe and North America.

1924-1929

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The Royal Canadian Air Force

In 1924, the Canadian government decided to create "The Royal Canadian Air Force". This orginization was created because the government needed someone to conduct surveys, patrol forest fires and watch out for fires. It's mission today is to "provide the Canadian Forces with relevant, responsive and effective airpower to meet the defence challenges of today and into the future."

Carrier planes

At first, planes were built with cheap materials such as wood and canvas. As planes developed, some parts were starting to be built with more durable and sustainable materials like metal and later on planes became all metal. In 1927, planes were flying people to city to city.