User:Bzuk

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I award you the wikiwings in recognition of your knowledgeable contribution to aviation articles. -Rig0
View out my office window, c. 2010



User:Bzuk is Bill Zuk in "reel" and real life. In the past, and sometimes present and future, I have been an author, filmmaker, historian, photographer and artist. Much of my life has been spent as an educator, sharing a passion for writing, history and aviation with both children and adults. Long-time Winnipeg resident, I received a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Education and Masters of Education from the University of Manitoba.

Working primarily as a teacher/librarian for Manitoba school divisions, I also taught Art, Language Arts, Science and Social Studies and created new libraries in three different school divisions as well as integrating a computer curriculum. I also conducted research for the Manitoba Textbook Bureau, Television Ontario, Manitoba Department of Education and Prentice-Hall of Canada. Publications include: Family Treasures Project, Story-Vine literature enrichment program, Convention Game, Election Simulation and Student Activity Blocks. During a two year period, I was the co-chair of I Love to Read Days Reading Festivals in Winnipeg, public relations coordinator for Canadian Images 2/Media and Technology in Education in Canada Conference. I am also the past chair of the Winnipeg Public Library Board and sit on the Assiniboia Library Advisory Committee in Winnipeg.

As a pilot and aviation writer, I served as the Executive Director and Training Coordinator for the Manitoba Aviation Council. In this capacity, I developed a training syllabus for the Manitoba aviation industry, training approximately 1,200 students annually. I am also a current executive member of the Canadian Aviation Historical Society, director at the Air Cadet League of Canada, vice-chair of the Manitoba Soaring Association, Chair of the Mynarski Statue Project, Associate Historian for the Royal Canadian Air Force and a volunteer at the Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada. The Avro Canada VZ-9 Avrocar flying saucer mock-up built for the Discovery Canada television documentary now resides there.

For over 30 years, I was the owner/operator of Timeless Memories Photography, and the official photographer for the Winnipeg International Air Show. I have also written extensively for aviation magazines worldwide, and was the editor of the trade journal, Western Canada Aviation & Aerospace, and currently the editor of the History Newsreel of the Canadian Aviation Historical Society, I am also a contributor to Wings and ''Helicopters magazines.

Publications include:

  • Janusz Zurakowski: A Legend in the Skies, 2007 (Canadian edition, 2004, Polish Edition 2010)
  • The Avro Arrow Story, 2006
  • The Avro Arrow: The Story of an Incredible Plane... 2004
  • Avrocar: Canada’s Flying Saucer, 2001
  • How Women Won the Vote in Manitoba, 1978 (Video/Kit)

As a documentary screenwriter, director and consultant, 18 films to date are in my resume, including:

  • Winnipeg's Lost Airport, MTS AllStreaam, 2016
  • As Close as Brothers, MTS Allstream, 2010
  • Bearing his Soul: Gerry “The Big Bear” Barrett, CTV 2003
  • Zero Over the Prairies, CTV/PBS, 2003
  • Avrocar: Flying Saucer Secrets for the Past, Discovery Canada, 2002
  • How Women Won the Vote, 1976
This editor is a Master Editor III and is entitled to display this Bufonite Editor Star.
This editor is a Most Plusquamperfect Looshpah Laureate and is entitled to display this Book of All Knowledge with Secret Appendix and Errata Sheet.

Stuff

Original Barnstar.png The Original Barnstar
For your tireless work creating, editing and improving Wikipedia's coverage of aircraft. Snowman 17:33, 5 August 2007 (UTC)
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For always helping me when i bungle with citation and adding references and just helping me clean up what I put into articles thanks!Shashenka (talk) 16:35, 16 September 2012 (UTC)
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I'm usually just so proud of myself that I even cite something at all, that I forget the details. Thank You for always making my citations look their best. --Colputt 02:30, 12 September 2007 (UTC)
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Great work updating aviation-related articles. Cheers,JetLover (Report a mistake) 04:19, 20 November 2007 (UTC)
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in recognition of all his patience during this November 2007 --EH101 (talk) 15:07, 25 November 2007 (UTC)
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For taking on the thankless task of cleaning up the references in F-4 Phantom II non-U.S. operators - thanks! Ahunt (talk) 19:18, 11 May 2008 (UTC)
For all your hard work on Anna May Wong, you deserve a cookie.
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For great work re-writing, formatting and generally fixing Hughes H-1 Racer. This is actually harder to do than writing a new article from scratch! - Ahunt (talk) 14:23, 3 March 2009 (UTC)
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To Bzuk, Thanks for making me laugh LOL:) Banrockstation (talk) 14:24, 9 March 2009 (UTC)
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For exemplary text and reference expansion work on Aluminum Overcast. - Ahunt (talk) 17:44, 4 August 2009 (UTC)
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For swiftly finding and adding a whole mess of references to British Commonwealth Air Training Plan. - Ahunt (talk) 14:18, 18 October 2010 (UTC)
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Thanks again Bill! Bloggins762 (talk) 09:10, 26 August 2011 (UTC)
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Thanks for contributions to aviation articles, and for creating this picture. Face-wink.svg Sp33dyphil "Ad astra" 01:40, 28 September 2011 (UTC)
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Skittles the hog (talk) 18:03. 23 October 2011 (UTC)
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Thank you for expanding our knowledge on aviation, history, the history of aviation and the people involved, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:09, 20 May 2012 (UTC)

A year ago, you were the 129th recipient of my PumpkinSky Prize, - you are an awesome Wikipedian! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 11:57, 20 May 2013 (UTC)

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Thanks for the Don R. Berlin article. He was my uncle and I always thought he deserved a Wikipedia page, but 'a daunting task' to be done 'one of these days.....' AFAIK most items have been corrected. A reading of the NYT page shows a couple of misspelled names, but..... Jeb hhoh (talk) 15:07, 22 July 2013 (UTC)
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For your work on Guns of the Magnificent Seven. - Kiraroshi1976 (talk) 20:33, 30 March 2016 (UTC)

Air Hostess (1933 film)

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Quite an improvement, and well worth an old-school first-generation barnstar. Good show. Lockley (talk) 18:56, 19 March 2013 (UTC)
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To Bzuk, for outstanding improvement of theDon R. Berlin article. Well done. Malke 2010 (talk) 23:46, 4 June 2013 (UTC)
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Awarded to editor Bzuk: For your role in the creation, development and improvement of Don R. Berlin and Herbert O. Fisher. Onward and upward! --108.45.72.196 (talk) 17:40, 18 June 2013 (UTC)
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I, Onel5969 (talk), hereby award Bzuk the WikiProject Film Award for his/her valued contributions to WikiProject Film. This barnstar is in recognition for your excellent work on expanding the stub article, Without Orders. Nice job, and excellent community spirit!
Awarded 15:00, 8 November 2014 (UTC)

Happy Editing

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Hello Bzuk, Eduemoni has given you a shining smiling star! You see, these things promote WikiLove and hopefully this has made your day better. Spread the Shining Smiling Star whether it be someone you have had disagreements with in the past or someone putting up with some stick at this time. Enjoy! Eduemoni↑talk↓ 12:43, 11 November 2013 (UTC)

A Barnstar for you!

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Ooh, here ya go! Face-smile.svg Nahnah4 (talk | contribs | guestbook) 08:03, 2 January 2015 (UTC)
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thank you for your contributions ! Jallouljalloul (talk) 00:19, 9 June 2015 (UTC)
==Great work!==
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For outstanding work on documentaries related to Canadian aviation! Shawn in Montreal (talk) 15:39, 25 January 2016 (UTC)



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User:Bzuk/Sandbox/The Aviator, User:Bzuk/Sandbox/Templates, User:Bzuk/Sandbox/New Article, User:Bzuk/Sandbox/Another new article, User:Bzuk/Sandbox/ new article start, User:Bzuk/Sandbox/Another new article (1), User:Bzuk/Sandbox/Another new article (2), User:Bzuk/Sandbox/Another new article (3)


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