Craving some sugar and spice this holiday season? Then you won’t want to miss the chance to make your own edible aircraft! There are no rules, but here are a few suggestions to inspire you on your creative building project:
- Wafer sheets for light wings
- Thin breadsticks for struts
- Graham cookies or wafer ice cream cones for the fuselage
- Mini marshmallow for clouds or snow
- Licorice, jelly beans and other small candies for decorations
- Royal Icing to hold everything together
Looking to make your edible aircraft more realistic? Try making a JN-4 Canuck. Below you’ll see archival side view plans of the Curtiss Jenny — to inspire you — along with three view line drawings of the aircraft.
Did You Know?
- The first Canadian airmail delivery took place in a Curtiss JN-4 “Canuck” in 1918. It was a recruitment publicity event in which RAF pilot, Capt. Brian Peck and Cpl. E.W. Mathers flew 121 letters from Montreal to Toronto.
- The Curtiss JN-4 “Canuck” was the first mass-produced aircraft in Canada. A total of 1,210 of them were built in Toronto for the First World War.
Learn more about the Curtiss JN-4 “Canuck” and other aircraft used in airmail deliveries by visiting the museum’s collection highlights: