Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail is a professional researcher, writer, and historian currently based out of Edmonton, Alberta. She works across a number of genres, but specializes in North American history, often with an aviation angle.
Her current projects include a history of aviation in Canada's North, for which she just spent three months in the Yukon and Western Arctic as Berton House writer-in-residence. She is also working on a historical novel, Chasing Skies, about a bush-flyer turned Air Transport Auxiliary pilot in the Second World War.
Danielle joined the CAHS in 2007 and has been active with the society ever since, publishing several articles in the Journal, giving talks to many CAHS chapters, and becoming National President for 2010-2011. She was also the 2011 Convention Chair in Edmonton. She is currently the Vice-President.
For more information, please visit her website: www.daniellemc.com
Danielle's aviation history publications include:
- 100 Years of Aviation in the North (working title - forthcoming 2013 from Frontenac House)
- For the Love of Flying: the Story of Laurentian Air Services (Robin Brass Studio, 2009).
- "Side Trips and Sideslips: In Search of Aviation History in Canada's Northwest," Journal of the Canadian Aviation Historical Society (Spring 2011).
- "Flying Away from it All," Beaver: Canada's History Magazine (Feb/March 2009).
- "London Calling: Flying the Hudson Bay Company's Governor in 1949," Vintage Wings of Canada website (April 2008).