|Jim Henry has forgotten more about aircraft structures and design
than most people will ever know. Now largely retired, he still does engineering
contract work for Transport Canada and various aircraft manufacturers.
A good part of Jim's career was spent as Director of Engineering for Canadair
(now a division of Bombardier Aerospace) where he was involved with the
development of the Challenger business jet along with many other projects.
As a pilot Jim has flown gliders and General Aviation aircraft extensively,
but says he had the most fun with his Challenger C-IJRH (which carries
his initials). Jim flew from his lakeside home in the Quebec Laurentians
using amphibious floats and skis. Unfortunately a medical issue has him
watching from the sidelines for now but his enthusiasm for the Challenger
continues unabated as he is a regular attendee at Challenger Owners Association