Mercy and Mail by Air: 

 Marg and Denny May

Wop May's Historic Interwar Flights

This presentation will use photos and family artefacts to tell the story of Wop May’s famous interwar flights with fellow bush flying legends Vic Horner and Punch Dickens. Prepare to be amazed by their exploits, including the 1929 mercy flight to Fort Vermilion, and the first air mail flights to the Arctic.

 Denny May has a long association with aviation in Northern Canada. He has been a pilot since 1952 and has researched and written aviation history – especially that concerning his father – for decades. He is editor of the Alberta Aviation Museum Newsletter as well as a life member of the CAHS. Margaret May has had a passion for northern bush flying since living and teaching at Norway House, a Cree reserve in Northern Manitoba. For more details on their work, please see