Pictorial book celebrates Guelph Air Park

Cindi Conlon describes the Guelph Air Park book as a labour of love Gord McNultyAviation enthusiasts will definitely enjoy a coffee table-sized pictorial book outlining the rich history of Guelph Air Park.

Cindi Conlon, a resident of the Royal City, was really impressed with her first visit to the famous Tiger Boys vintage aircraft restoration works at Guelph. In fact, she was inspired to write a book about the entire airport. She dedicated the publication to the pilots --- past and present --- who have called Guelph Air Park their aviation home, and to its visionary founder, Len Ariss. As Cindi says, the generosity of Ariss led to the Air Park becoming “a jewel in the crown of the Royal City” over the past 65 years.

The book is a lively panorama of pilots, planes and stories. The Tiger Boys. Aerobatic champions like Gerry Younger and Al Hauff and stalwarts like Fern Villeneuve and Adele Fogle, to name only a few. The many “firsts” in civil aviation recorded at Guelph Air Park. How the airport has grown and continues to flourish today.

Find a full review and report, by CAHS Vice President Gord McNulty, in the Aviation History Books link of the CAHS National website,

This volume is well illustrated and provides long overdue recognition of Guelph Air Park.