Larry Milberry, Aviation in Canada, McGraw-Hill Ryerson 1979
Pick two random places in the world to attempt a long distance record. James Ayling and and Leonard Reid pose in Wasaga Beach with their DeHavilland Dragon Trail of the Caribou (and their Ford) before setting off for Baghdad in August of 1934. Unfortunately they never made it, 31 hours into the flight, the plane was forced to land near London England and the attempt was abandoned. This was the first transatlantic flight from the Canadian mainland to Britain.