Globe and Mail video on vintage “flying newsroom”

Kudos to The Globe and Mail for producing a lively three-minute video on “Canada’s first flying newsroom,” the D.H.89 Dragon Rapide CF-BBG. Well-illustrated with 36 images, the video neatly describes an aircraft that enjoyed a brief period in the limelight flying reporters to far-flung mining camps and other destinations where news was breaking. The grand dreams ended, sadly, when the Dragon Rapide was destroyed in a fire less than three months after entering service in 1937. Nine years later, the Globe introduced a Grumman Mallard to revive the tradition. This must-see video makes a strong impression in telling the story of a unique chapter in Canada’s aviation history.