Archive | January, 2015

A Time for Convairs story and photos by Henry Tenby

Time Air Convair 640

A Time for Convairs Story and photos by Henry Tenby Airliners Magazine, Winter 1989 Back in the late 1980s, Canadian Regional airline Time Air operated a healthy fleet of Convair 580 and 640 aircraft on their western Canadian charter network. These aircraft were based throughout Western Canada and operated an extensive network of seasonal sport […]

Pacific Coastal Airlines Tomorrow’s Issues Today’s Survival

Pacific Coastal Airlines Tomorrow's Issues Today's Survival

Pacific Coastal Airlines Tomorrow’s Issues Today’s Survival Story and photos by Henry Tenby Airliners Magazine, Spring 1989 In the Fall of 1987, Henry Tenby travelled up to Port Hardy to meet Pacific Coastal Airlines’ then Manager Clayton Hutchings to talk about the challenges that were facing the airline at the time. Hutchings summarized the situation […]

Air North and the HS748 by story & photos by Henry Tenby

Air North and the HS748 by story & photos by Henry Tenby

Air North and the HS748 by story & photos by Henry Tenby Airliner World, April, 2011 During the past several years Air North’s reliable and rugged Hawker Siddeley HS748 aircraft have been operating summer fishing charter programmes out of Vancouver’s South Terminal. During the peak summer fishing months, wealthy US fisherman congregate at high end […]

A Day Aboard an Air North Hawker Siddeley HS748 AUG 2006 by Henry Tenby

Air North HS748 by Henry Tenby

A Day Aboard an Air North Hawker Siddeley HS748 August 2006 by Henry Tenby Propliner Magazine Although built in substantial numbers and remaining in service in various remote corners of the world, the Hawker Siddeley 748 is getting scarcer. In August, 2006, I was fortunate enough to spend a day plying the Air North network […]

Footloose in The Philippines: Deregulation Start-Ups by Henry Tenby

Air Philippines YS11

Footloose in The Philippines: Deregulation Start-Ups by Henry Tenby Airways, July-August, 1997 Back in the mid 90s, I was intrigued by all the low cost airlines starting up in the Philippines soon after that country deregulated their airline industry. So on Christmas Day, 1996, I boarded a Philippine Airlines MD-11 in Vancouver and flew over […]

zip Canada’s Flying Colours story and photos by Henry Tenby

zip 737-200

zip Canada’s Flying Colours story and photos by Henry Tenby Airliners Magazine, January-February, 2005 Back in 2002 to 2004, zip successfully helped their parent Air Canada compete against its largest domestic competitor, and paved the way for Air Canada to set out on its post-bankrupcy strategy. Of course when we look back today ten years […]

Honeywell’s Boeing 720 by Henry Tenby

Honeywell Boeing 720

Honeywell’s Boeing 720 by Henry Tenby Jetstream International, November, 2007 In February, 2007, Honeywell’s flight test division in Phoenix welcomed my visit to document their Boeing 720 flight test operation. My good friend Tony Hickey also joined me on this once-in-a-lifetime project. The primary focus of the visit was to video document the operation for […]

Ponte Aerea: The Brazilian Air Bridge by Henry Tenby

VARIG L188 Electra

Ponte Aerea: The Brazilian Air Bridge by Henry Tenby Airline Executive, April, 1989 In the summer of 1988, I had the life-influencing opportunity to make a series of visits to VARIG Airlines in Rio to document their amazing Lockheed Electra Ponte Aerea (Air Bridge) operation which then connected Rio’s Santos Dumont Airport with Sao Paulo’s […]

The Fate of Canadian Pacific Airlines’ Boeing 707 by Henry Tenby

Canadian Pacific Boeing 707 accident Vancouver 1968

The Fate of Canadian Pacific Airlines’ Boeing 707 story by Henry Tenby Airliners Magazine, Summer 1993 In October, 1967, Canadian Pacific Airlines wet leased a Boeing 707-138B from Seattle-based Standard Airways. The aircraft was painted in full CPA colours, and for the most part operated CPA’s scheduled service to Honolulu, and was also seen in […]

Norcanair Takes Off story and photos by Henry Tenby

Norcanair Fokker F27

Norcanair Takes Off story and photos by Henry Tenby Airliners Magazine, Fall 1992 Back in January of 1991, I got my first job out of university with Bellevue, WA based Corsair, which was an aircraft leasing concern jointly owned by Australia’s Sir Peter Ables, Ansett Worldwide, and ex-Boeing salesman Les Hong. I was hired on […]

Canada’s Last Passenger Electra Story and Photos by Henry Tenby

NWT Air Electra

Canada’s Last Passenger Electra Story and Photos by Henry Tenby Airliners Magazine, Fall 1991 Back in late 1990, I got a call from my good friend and fellow aviation journalist Ken Swartz with a story scoop. NWT Air of Yellowknife was about to retire the last of their Lockheed Electra’s and would I be interested […]