Golden Age of Aviation 1920's – 30's Cool Planes Plane that could carry the most passengers was the Caproni Ca.60 Transpaero. It could carry 100 Passengers. Below The fastest plane of the time was the Curtiss CR-3. Its top speed was 311km/h. Above Best long distance plane was the Ryan NYP. It could travel 7,483km in one flight. Below 1919-1920 1919, Planes used for forest fire patrols and accessing Northern Canada. 1919, first transatlantic flight, done in stages in May. June first nonstop transatlantic flight. 1919, first aerial survey, done in Labrador. More than 15,000 photos taken. August 17, 1920 Roy Maxwell, war veteran, first flight to James Bay. 1920, first pilots license, engineer certificate, and provincial air force started. 1920, first Commercial flight, the flight left Winnipeg. Plane Production and Use Average plane in 1919 Plane in 1929 After the war plane production was not needed. Planes used in the war were adjusted to use in Canada, as bush, mail, or forest fire patrol planes. Soon planes are being used for transporting people. Planes used for training in the army were sold to private owners for just a few dollars. In 1924 the number of air force pilots dropped from 139 to 21, and planes went from 60 to 32. Planes were made of wood and canvas, but are soon made of metal so they are stronger and last longer. Summary of 1919-1929 In Aviation Planes took huge steps in progressing towards the machines we see today. Before World War 1 planes were just being invented. The war put pressure on inventors to improve planes to use in the war. After the war we were left with planes that no longer had a war to fight in, so we used them for fire patrols, bush flying to access Northern Canada, and eventually passenger transportation. War veterans used there flying skills to become pilots for bush planes, or to entertain the public. Planes caught the imagination of people across the country, Pilots were turned into celebrities and had parades to celebrate their accomplishments. We started with planes made of wood and canvas, and by the end of the decade had metal flying machines.