Ontario Yellowbirds, The

In 1924, the Government of Ontario set up a provincial air service to replace forest fire detection by canoe and foot patrols. Known as the "Yellowbirds" because of their yellow and black colours, the service pioneered aerial firefighting techniques and provided air services to a wide variety of provincial government activities in northern Ontario.


In the Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre, 50 Pim Street, Sault Ste. Marie

Region: Northern Ontario

County/District: District of Algoma

Municipality: City of Sault Ste. Marie