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Frankfurt Aviation Collectibles Show NOV 6 2021 – Show Report by Henry Tenby

Frankfurt Aviation Collectibles Show NOV 6 2021 - Show Report by Henry Tenby

On November 6, 2021 – Frankfurt: I was able to attend my first aviation collectibles show since the start of the global pandemic. It took place in Frankfurt, Germany at the Hofheim Stadthale (Community Centre) located just a few steps from the Hofheim Station. In years past the Frankfurt Aviation Collectibles shows were being held […]

Aeroflot TU-104 visit to Vancouver Airshow Sunday June 15, 1958

On Sunday June 15, 1958, Aeroflot TU-104 jetliner CCCP-175445  at the Vancouver airport airshow on Sunday, June 25, 1958. It was here that Boeing's 707 Test Pilot Tex Johnson told the TU-104 what he thought about the aircraft after having had a flight on it that day: "I have a message for the captain. Please tell him that in my twenty-one thousand hours of piloting time, the TU-104 is the sorriest damn airplane I have ever had the misfortune of flying in."

An airshow was held on Sunday June 15, 1958 at Vancouver’s Sea Island Airport as part of the Province’s 100th anniversary celebrations. The race for leadership in the passenger jetliner market was heating up in the late 1950s with numerous aircraft builders bringing brand new jet powered airliners to the forefront. The cold war realities […]

BLOW OUT SALE $9.99 – Pacific Western Airlines – A Visual History 1963 – 1975 DVD

Pacific Western Airlines - A Visual History 1963 - 1975

BLOW OUT SALE $9.99 + $4 postage – FOR CANADIAN RESIDENTS ONLY (US buyers CLICK HERE) Pacific Western Airlines – A Visual History 1963 – 1975 DVD Welcome aboard the history of western Canada’s favourite airline, Pacific Western Airlines as seen through the movie camera lens of Denny Ranson. Sadly, Denny passed away in late […]

The Great Convair 580 Fleet – North Central Airlines, Republic, Northwest Airlines

Republic Convair 580 N4801C DTW SEP 1980

The Great Convair 580 Fleet – North Central Airlines, Republic, Northwest Airlines – A Photo History Photos from the Collection of Henry Tenby Write up by Henry Tenby The Convair-Liner was a twin-engined, pressurized airliner built for the 40-50 passenger short haul feeder market of the post World War 2 era by San Diego based […]

BEA British European Airways 1960s- early 1970s: The Pinnacle of Success – A Photo History

BEA Vanguard G-APEH 1970

BEA British European Airways 1960s- early 1970s: The Pinnacle of Success – A Photo History Photos from the Collection of Henry Tenby Write up by Henry Tenby BEA British European Airways was the UK’s short haul government owner air carrier during post war period up until the airline was merged into BOAC to become British […]

BOAC and British Airways 1960s-1970s: A time of Growth and Change – A Photo History

BOAC 707-436 G-ARRC MAN May 1971

BOAC and British Airways 1960s-1970s: A time of Growth and Change – A Photo History Photos from the Collection of Henry Tenby Write up by Henry Tenby Passenger air travel specially in Britain boomed dramatically throughout the 1960s. The UK’s State owned international air carrier was BOAC British Overseas Airways Corporation, and like many nationalized […]

British Independent Cargo Airlines 1960s-1970s: Trans Meridian Air Cargo / Midland Air Cargo / Others – Part 4 – A Photo History

Transmeridian Air Cargo Seabird CL-44 G-ATAA circa 1974 possibly at Basle.

British Independent Cargo Airlines 1960s-1970s: Trans Meridian Air Cargo / Midland Air Cargo / Others – Part 4 – A Photo History Photos from the Collection of Henry Tenby Write up by Henry Tenby Cargo has always played a major role in the British Independent airline scene going back well into the 1960s. Much of […]

British Independent Airlines 1960s-1970s: Laker / Cunard / British Eagle / Loganair / Others – Part 3 – A Photo History

Cunard Eagle Airways DC-6 no reg visible at London Heathrow circa 1962.

British Independent Airlines 1960s-1970s: Laker / Cunard / British Eagle / Loganair / Others – Part 3 – A Photo History Photos from the Collection of Henry Tenby Write up by Henry Tenby In the 1960s and 1970s the UK had a thriving independent airline scene, in which ad-hoc and IT charter operators experienced massive […]

British Independent Airlines 1960s-1970s: Channel Airways / British United / British Caledonian / Dan-Air London – Part 2 – A Photo History

Channel Airways Trident II G-AVYB February 1971 location not known.

British Independent Airlines 1960s-1970s: Channel Airways / British United / British Caledonian / Dan-Air London – Part 2 – A Photo History Photos from the Collection of Henry Tenby Write up by Henry Tenby In the 1960s and 1970s the UK had a thriving independent airline scene, in which ad-hoc and IT charter operators experienced […]

British Independent Airlines 1960s-1970s: British Midland / Donaldson / Court Line / Transglobe – Part 1

British Midland Airlines Handley Page Dart Herald G-BAVX possibly at East Midlands Airport October 1973.

British Independant Airlines 1960s-1970s: British Midland / Donaldson / Court Line / Transglobe – Part 1 – A Photo History Photos from the Collection of Henry Tenby Write up by Henry Tenby In the 1960s and 1970s the UK had a thriving independent airline scene, in which ad-hoc and IT charter operators experienced massive business […]

Scandinavian Airlines from the 1960s and 1970s – Pictorial History

Transair Sweden DC-3 SE-BSN at Copenhagen circa late 1960s.

Scandinavian Airlines from the 1960s and 1970s – Pictorial History Photos from the Collection of Henry Tenby Write up by Henry Tenby The Scandinavian countries had a very interesting mix of charter and cargo airlines in the 1960s and 1970s. It was the 1960s when airlines started the mass inclusive tourist boom taking sun seeking […]