"The dedication of his engineering talents to the development of manned flight was a prime factor in the birth of the North American aviation industry and has proven to be of outstanding benefit to Canadian aviation.”
Frederick Walker “Casey” Baldwin completed his Mechanical and Electrical Engineering course at the University of Toronto in 1906. He was a founding member of the Aerial Experiment Association in 1907 along with Alexander Graham Bell, J.A.D. McCurdy and two Americans. Baldwin worked on the construction and design of their company's first aircraft like the Red Wing, the Baddeck 1 and Baddeck 2.
He later focused his attention on the study of hydrofoils, the principle he applied was later christened KC-B after his nickname "Casey". Baldwin developed devices used in naval and aerial warfare and also foresaw high altitude travel and the subsequent requirement for pressurized cabins.
Born: 2 Jan 1882, Toronto, ON
Died: 7 Aug 1948