Aviation In Canada Series Volume #5, this new book is the first major one ever about the iconic Norseman -- covers its theme in 12 spectacular chapters and includes 400+ photos. It all starts with Bob Noorduyn’s idea for a new bushplane, then moves to first flight in 1935, initial production and the Norseman’s early years in the bush and Arctic. The wartime era gets Noorduyn over its “near death” trials of 1936-39 – some 800 aircraft roll off the line at Cartierville. The book finishes with the transition to peace. The Norseman V appears, but so do the Husky and Beaver. These chapters also cover the period when hundreds of war-surplus Norsemans flood onto the market, enabling small Canadian bush operators to get a bold new start into the 1950s.