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 and fishing charters for the company, until they were eventually replaced by newer Dash-8 aircraft.
At the time, I made a number of trips to fly on Time Air’s Convairs and interviewed key staff to prepare the in-depth article below for Airliners magazine. The only sad part of the story is that the Convair fleet did not last longer.