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International aviation in Canada as a subdivision of the broader subject of civil aviation. Some general remarks first on the broader subject of the rapid development of aircraft and airflight. The Berlin Airlift and what it has taught us about civil aviation and air traffic control. Trans-Canada Air Lines as a good example of the speed of development. Some facts and figures. The various functions of civil aviation apart from the mundane business of moving people from place to place. The relationship between civil and military aviation; ways of strengthening both. A look at some predictions that were made about air travel, before taking a look into the future from this time. The problem of congestion around airports. The development of turbo-propeller-driven commercial aircraft, instrument landing systems, improved systems of air traffic control, turbo-jet or full jet transportation. What this all means for the British Commonwealth of Nations.