Photostory #39: Vancouver B.C.: Prove Saucers Can Fly!

Jack Long
National Film Board of Canada
Release Date
January 31, 1956
CMCP fonds
Credit Line
Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography fonds, National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives
Main Text
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.