In less than a lifetime, aviation has moved from being an impossible dream, a fanatic’s folly, to an indispensable way of life and a massive industry. Because of the short time aviation has taken to mature, many of the people who played key parts, and bit parts, in the development of the industry are still alive. To ensure that their roles and adventures are not forgotten, the Canadian Museum of Flight interviewed as many of these pioneers as they could find. In the taping of their memoirs, it became clear just how stirring their stories were - and how necessary it was to preserve them. In large part, author Lloyd Bungey has let the pioneers’ own voices stand - the original story.