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Series s10 - Fernando Vachon series

Identity area

Reference code

F01-s10

Title

Fernando Vachon series

Date(s)

  • 1909-1-1 - 1994-12-31 (Creation)

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Series

Extent and medium

ca. 2.27 m of textual records

Context area

Name of creator

Vachon, Fernando (1912-2005)

Biographical history

Fernando Vachon was born June 13, 1912, in St. Marie Beauce, Quebec. He was the youngest of four brothers (Romeo, Irénée, Donat) known for their contributions to the history of aviation in Canada. From 1948 to 1977, he worked for Canadian Pacific Airlines (CP Air) in Vancouver as maintenance supervisor, quality control supervisor, instructor, and inspector. From 1979 to 1985, he taught Aircraft Maintenance at the Pacific Vocational Institute in Richmond. Vachon’s achievements include the invention of a system to enable the parking of ski-equipped aircraft in hangars with concrete floors, the design of a system to detect communication failures, and the construction of a hemodialysis machine. He died January 14, 2005, in Richmond.

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Scope and content

Series consists of materials produced or collected by Fernando Vachon for the purposes of teaching Aircraft Maintenance at PVI and developing other aviation-related programs and events associated with PVI and BCIT. Series is organized into four subseries: Canadian Aviation Maintenance Council core-curriculum materials for Aircraft Structural Repair Technician Program, Vachon collected reference materials, PVI curriculum development materials, and Vachon correspondence, 1971-1977.

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No further accruals are expected

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Language of material

  • English
  • French

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File list available.

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Dates of creation revision deletion

S. Kelm, Professional Experience student, created 2015-05-12

Language(s)

  • English

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Archivist's note

S. Kelm, Professional Experience student, edited 2015-05-12

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