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Challenger: An Industrial Romance

1980 57 min
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This feature documentary follows the development of Canadair's super-executive jet. A totally new type of aircraft, it is faster, cheaper to fly, and more comfortable than any other business jet. Would it make it off the drawing board and into the air? The film captures the spirit of the Canadian air transport industry and its attempt to compete with its American counterparts.

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This feature documentary follows the development of Canadair's super-executive jet. A totally new type of aircraft, it is faster, cheaper to fly, and more comfortable than any other business jet. Would it make it off the drawing board and into the air? The film captures the spirit of the Canadian air transport industry and its attempt to compete with its American counterparts.
  • director
    Stephen Low
  • producer
    Stephen Low
  • script
    Stephen Low
  • narrator
    Stephen Low
  • executive producer
    Roman Kroitor
  • associate producer
    Michael Rubbo
    Harry Gulkin
  • photography
    Andreas Poulsson
  • sound
    Bev Davidson
    Jacques Drouin
  • editing
    Roger Hart
  • sound editing
    Ken Page
  • re-recording
    Hans Peter Strobl
    Adrian Croll

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Education

Ages 13 to 18

Summarize the stages of development that are highlighted in this documentary. Use free software such as Piktochart to create a timeline of Canada’s aerospace engineering history. Research companies like Bombardier and create a script that updates this documentary with changes that have happened since 1980. Create an interconnected organizer that looks at the social, environmental, political and economic issues related to this industry. Who are the stakeholders involved in decision making? Do all decision makers have the same power? What strategies are used in the advertising campaign for the challenger? Research the various jobs that are related to this industry. Use a website such as Career Cruising to find out what education and training is needed. Research the contributions that women and BIPOC have made to the aerospace industry.

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