Report of the Minister of Lands and Forests of the Province of Ontario: For the Fiscal Year Ending March 31, 1951 (Classic Reprint) by H. R. ScottReport of the Minister of Lands and Forests of the Province of Ontario: For the Fiscal Year Ending March 31, 1951 (Classic Reprint) by H. R. Scott

Report of the Minister of Lands and Forests of the Province of Ontario: For the Fiscal Year Ending…

byH. R. Scott

Paperback | August 26, 2018

Pricing and Purchase Info

$14.95

Earn 75 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store

Out of stock online

Not available in stores

about

Excerpt from Report of the Minister of Lands and Forests of the Province of Ontario: For the Fiscal Year Ending March 31, 1951

The fiscal period 1950-51 presented one Of the lowest fire hazards in many years. Rainfall occurred at most opportune times and in sufficient quantities to hold the hazard to a point that might be considered as below normal. In addition to this we were Operating more aircraft of the Beaver type, and the fact that these aircraft can Operate from smaller bodies of water than any type which we have ever used in the past, made it possible to reach and extinguish incipient fires that might easily have reached the out-of-control stage under other circumstances. Again I feel that I must give credit to this particular aeroplane as an instrument through which we were able to hold our fire losses below the average occurring in preceding years.

The Service also undertook additional activities in the field of research and experimentation. We co-operated during the period, as well as in the preceding year, with the National Research Council in attempting to develop a type of ski that, it was hoped, would meet average Canadian conditions. Considerable ?ying was done out of Sudbury, Gogama, and Chapleau to test the relative qualities of these skis in comparison with the various types which we had been using, and a great deal of valuable information was gathered. In addition, we carried out further experiments with a radar landing device, designed primarily to assist in glassy water landings, and we now have quite a wealth Of data on this subject. Considerable interest has been shown in this particular device by the Royal Canadian Air Force and trans-canada Air Lines. These experiments will be continued until we feel that the device has been perfected. We also undertook experiments to determine the possibility of water bombing from the air. The initial experiments were carried out with paper bags that resemble, in many respects, that used for bagging cement, and although this particular device has some disadvantages, I feel that it was proven, quite conclusively, that this method Of attacking small fires does hold possibilities. In the period covered, we actually did hold fires from spreading until the ground crews were able to reach them.

About the Publisher

Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com

This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
Title:Report of the Minister of Lands and Forests of the Province of Ontario: For the Fiscal Year Ending…Format:PaperbackDimensions:174 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.37 inPublished:August 26, 2018Publisher:FB&C LtdLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0259226742

ISBN - 13:9780259226741

Look for similar items by category:

Reviews