From Balgonie SK
William Wallace Gibson created the first Canadian-built airplane.
Born in 1876 at Dalmellington, Scotland.
Resided in Balgonie, Saskatchewan
Died in 1965 in San Francisco, California.
The engine from this historic plane is located in the National Aviation Museum in Ottawa. A replica of the airplane is located in the Smithsonian Museum in New York, and the BC Aviation Museum in Victoria.
A full-scale replica of the Gibson Twin-plane at the BC Aviation Museum.
A second aircraft, the Multi-Plane (with 4 narrow sprucewood wings), is reported to have flown successfully the following year near Calgary before being wrecked in a crash.