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Subseries sss1 - Vachon collected published materials

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F01-s10-ss2-sss1

Title

Vachon collected published materials

Date(s)

  • 1935-1-1 - 1983-12-31 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

ca. 0.79 m of textual records

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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

This series consists of published materials primarily to do with aircraft design and maintenance, the majority of which were likely used by Fernando Vachon as reference for teaching Aircraft Maintenance at PVI. Included are teaching guides, periodicals, pamphlets, handbooks, workbooks, study guides, an aviation dictionary, and general works about aviation. While most of the books are labeled property of Vachon, a few appear to have been textbooks assigned to Vachon’s students.

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S. Kelm, Professional Experience student, created 2015-05-06

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Physical storage

  • Box: Bay 2, shelf E, box 1
  • Box: Bay 2, shelf E, box 2