Archives & Special Collections

Subseries ss2 - Vachon collected reference materials

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F01-s10-ss2

Title

Vachon collected reference materials

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  • 1909-1-1 - 1983-12-31 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

ca. 0.72 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 materials collected by Fernando Vachon in order to teach Aircraft Maintenance at PVI. These materials include published materials, such as books, periodicals, and handbooks, as well as non-published materials, such as handwritten notes, logbooks, flight schedules, technical drawings, organizational charts, cassette tapes, and photographs. The series contains two sub-subseries: Vachon collected published materials and Douglas DC-6 maintenance manual development materials.

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Vachon collected clippings for course development. Materials that arrived at the Archives with no discernible order were destroyed.

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

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