Photostory #39: Vancouver B.C.: Prove Saucers Can Fly!
National Film Board of Canada
January 31, 1956
Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography fonds, National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives
While highly-trained aerodynamics experts work in top secrecy on the joint U.S. Air Force-Avro Canada "Project Y", to develop a saucer-shaped, vertically-rising jet aircraft, two Vancouver aircraft builders have already developed a propeller-driven saucer that really flies. Built in the secrecy of a basement work-shop by Glen Holm (left) and Jack Barnes, of the Vancouver Gas Model Club, the miniature saucer is 30 inches in diameter, is powered by a .6 h.p. engine capable of speeds up to 60 m.p.h. Their next project: to build a jet-powered model to crack the model aircraft speed record of 160 mph.