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Air Canada Retires the Vickers Viscount April 27, 1974 – End of An Era

Trans Canada Airlines Flight Attendant Training on Vickers Viscounts 1950s film on JetFlix TV

FLASHBACK 1974: AIR CANADA CAPTAIN J. R. DESMARIAS RECALLS THE AIRLINE’S HISTORY WITH THIS REMARKABLE TURBO-PROP AIRLINER CLICK HERE to read about the Air Canada Vanguard Last Flight The landing of two Air Canada Viscounts at Toronto and Montreal April, 27 marked the retirement of the short-haul aircraft that have been a familiar sight in […]

Amsterdam Aviation Fair 2019 – Pretty Much the World’s Largest Airline Collectibles Show

Welcome to the 2019 Amsterdam Aviation Fair, One of the best airline collectible shows on earth!

CLICK HERE for travel agent display models report from Amsterdam 2019 show For more information about the Amsterdam Aviation Fair please visit their website at www.aviationfair.com (Please see bottom of page for 17 minute full version of the above show video) I had the opportunity to attend the 2019 Amsterdam Aviation Fair, this being their […]

Amsterdam Aviation Fair – Pure Heaven for Airline Display Model Collectors

Amsterdam Aviation Fair - Pure Heaven for Airline Display Model Collectors

CLICK HERE for full report from Amsterdam 2019 show For show information please visit the Amsterdam Aviation Fair website at www.aviationfair.com The second annual Amsterdam Aviation Fair took place at the Van der Valk Hotel Schiphol A4 on Sunday, February 24, 2019. For collectors of travel agent models and aircraft display models, this was an […]

The Vanguard Passes Into History

Air Canada Vanguard last flight October 31 1971

FLASHBACK 1971: AIR CANADA CAPTAIN J. R. DESMARIAS, WHO HAS 1,000 HOURS ON VANGUARDS, MOURNS THE PASSING OF THIS BEAUTIFUL BIRD CLICK HERE to read about the Air Canada Viscount Last Flight It was 0134 hours, Sunday, October 31, 1971. At Montreal International Airport, the brightly lit ramp was quiet. Because of the 11 pm […]

Amsterdam Aviation Fair 2018 Was an Amazing Success! (PHOTO REPORT)

Niels Dam and Henry Tenby give the "thumbs up" to the 2018 Amsterdam Aviation Fair.

I had the great pleasure of attending the 2018 Amsterdam Aviation Fair at the Van der Valk hotel at Schiphol Airport on February 25, 2018. It was truly an amazing success! There were over 200 tables and 1000+ plus attendees which makes it the world’s largest airline collectibles show! It certainly rivals or exceeds the […]

Five engined Boeing 747 BOAC Classic at Zurich Klotten in May 1972

BOAC Boeing 747-136 5 engine ferry into ZRH MAY 1972

Back in the 1960s and 1970s aircraft manufacturers devised special engine pods so that passenger jetliners could easily transport a spare engine between locations, often during the course of a schedule flight. The first generation jetliners including the Boeing 707 and Douglas DC-8 were factory engineered for this special engine carrying capability. Special hard points […]