Glossary of Abbreviations and Acronyms

Polar Winds: A Century of Flying the North


Glossary of Abbreviations and Acronyms


AAM — Alberta Aviation Museum


CARES — Civil Air Search and Rescue (Alberta)


CASARA — Civil Air Search and Rescue Association


CF — Canadian Forces


CFNA — Canadian Forces Northern Area


CPA — Canadian Pacific Airlines (also known as CP Air)


DCMA — Dawson City Museum Archives


DEW — Distant Early Warning


DHC — de Havilland Canada


DOT — Department of Transport


FAA — Federal Aviation Authority (U.S.)


GNA — Great Northern Airways


HBC — Hudson’s Bay Company


HBCA — Hudson Bay Company Archives


LAC — Library and Archives Canada


NORAD — North American Aerospace Defense Command


NWSR — Northwest Staging Route


NWTA — Northwest Territories Archives


OMI — Oblates of Mary Immaculate


RCAF — Royal Canadian Air Force


RCN — Royal Canadian Navy


RCMP — Royal Canadian Mounted Police


SAR — Search and Rescue


TNTA — Trans North Turbo Air


USAAF — U.S. Army Air Force


VFR — Visual Flight Rules


VGFN — Vuntut Gwitchin First Nations


WCA — Western Canada Airways


WP&YR — White Pass & Yukon Route


YA — Yukon Archives