User:Bzuk

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I award you the wikiwings in recognition of your knowledgeable contribution to aviation articles. -Rig0

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William “Bill” Zuk is an author, filmmaker, historian, photographer and artist. He has spent much of his life as an educator, sharing his passion for writing, history and aviation with both children and adults.

A member of the Manitoba Writers' Guild, he is the author of 10 childrens’ and adult books, including:

  • Janusz Zurakowski: A Legend in the Skies, 2007 (Canadian edition, 2004)
  • 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, Bill has worked on 17 films to date, including:

  • How Women Won the Vote, 1976
  • 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
  • As Close as Brothers, MTS Allstream, 2010

As a pilot and aviation writer, Bill served as the Executive Director and Training Coordinator for the Manitoba Aviation Council. In this capacity, he developed a training syllabus for the Manitoba aviation industry and facilitated and administered the training program from pilot project to full implementation. He is a current member of the Canadian Aviation Historical Society, and a volunteer at the Western Canada Aviation Museum. The flying saucer he built for the Discovery Canada television documentary now resides there.

Working primarily as a teacher/librarian for several Manitoba school divisions, Bill also taught Art, Language Arts, Science and Social Studies. He created new libraries in three different school divisions and developed systems and programing for libraries as well as integrating a computer curriculum. For three years, he served as the Chair of the Professional Development Committee for the Manitoba School Library Association. In the field of research, he analyzed educational materials for the Manitoba Textbook Bureau, Television Ontario, Manitoba Department of Education and Prentice-Hall of Canada. Curricula he designed include the Family Treasures Project, Story-Vine literature enrichment program, Convention Game, Election Simulation and Student Activity Blocks.

During a two year period, Bill was the co-chair of I Love to Read Days Reading Festivals in Winnipeg. He was the public relations coordinator for a Canadian Images 2 Conference and an Association of Media and Technology in Education in Canada conference.

For over 30 years, he has been the owner/operator of Timeless Memories Photography, and has served for 10 years as the official photographer for the Winnipeg International Air Show. Bill has also written extensively for aviation magazines worldwide, and was the editor of the trade journal, Western Canada Aviation & Aerospace, published bi-annually; currently he is the editor of the History Newsreel of the Canadian Aviation Historical Society, a contributor to Wings and Helicopters magazines, and chair of the Winnipeg Public Library Board.

Bill received his Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Education and Masters of Education from the University of Manitoba.

This editor is a Master Editor II and is entitled to display this Platinum Editor Star.
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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)
Indulgence.png I hereby present this Plenary Indulgence to Bzuk
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)
The Citation Barnstar The Citation Barnstar
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)
Original Barnstar Hires.png The Original Barnstar
Thanks for contributions to aviation articles, and for creating this picture. Face-wink.svg Sp33dyphil "Ad astra" 01:40, 28 September 2011 (UTC)
Filmbarnstar.png The Film Barnstar
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)

Air Hostess (1933 film)

Original Barnstar.png The Original Barnstar
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)
Wikiwings 2.0 Wikiwings
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)
Filmbarnstar.png The WikiProject Film Award
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)
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Sandbox Projects
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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