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The Airlines of France in the 1960s and 1970s – A Pictorial History

Union De Transports Aeriens DC-8-54 F-BJLB at Paris Orly August 1971.

The Airlines of Frances in the 1960s and 1970s – A Pictorial History Photos from the Collection of Henry Tenby Write up by Henry Tenby As the third largest population in Europe behind the UK and Germany, France’s airline industry was well established into the 1960s with a healthy number of charter airlines serving the […]

US Supplemental Air Carriers of the 1960s – A Pictorial History

Slick Airways Canadair CL-44 Yukon N603SA early 1960s dupe.

US Supplemental Air Carriers of the 1960s – A Pictorial History Photos from the Collection of Henry Tenby Write up by Henry Tenby Prior to the Deregulation Act of 1978, the US airline industry was high regulated with licences and routes being approved by the Civil Aeronautics Board. From the 1950s, a number of supplemental […]

Airlines of France 1950s to 1970s – A Pictorial History

Canadian Armed Forces Snowbirds CT-33 133275 Abbotsford August 1973.

RCAF – RCN – Canadian Armed Forces CT-33 photo history 1960s – 1990s Photos by Dr. John Blatherwick (unless otherwise credited) Write up by Henry Tenby Between the 1950s and the early 2000s all branches of the Canadian Armed Forces including the RCAF and Royal Canadian Navy operated Canadian licensed built versions of the Lockheed […]

61 X RCAF – RCN – Canadian Armed Forces CT-33 photo history 1960s – 1990s

Royal Canadian Navy CT33 236 in storage Saskatoon July 1971.

RCAF – RCN – Canadian Armed Forces CT-33 photo history 1960s – 1990s Photos by Dr. John Blatherwick (unless otherwise credited) Write up by Henry Tenby Between the 1950s and the early 2000s all branches of the Canadian Armed Forces including the RCAF and Royal Canadian Navy operated Canadian licensed built versions of the Lockheed […]

25 X RCAF Canadian Armed Forces C-47 Dakota photos Vintage 1960s and 1970s

Canadian Armed Forces Training Command C-47 Dakota 12924 at CFB Shearwater in September of 1973.

Canadian Forces C-47 Dakota 1960s-1980s Photos by Dr. John Blatherwick (unless otherwise credited) Write up by Henry Tenby Between the mid 1940s and the late 1980s the Royal Canadian Air Force and Canadian Armed Forces operated a fleet of several hundred different airframes of the C-47 over the passing decades. The reliable transports were based […]

35 X Fabulous Photos! – Canadian Forces McDonnell Douglas CF101 Voodoos 1970s-1980s

Original Hawk One! Canadian Armed Forces CF101 Voodoo 101012 at CFB Cold Lake in July of 1977.

Canadian Forces McDonnell Douglas CF101 Voodoos 1970s-1980s By Henry Tenby Photos by Dr. John Blatherwick (unless otherwise credited) As a kid I attended most of the Abbotsford Airshows throughout the 1970s into the mid 1980s. Those 1970s shows for me were very special because of the Canadian Armed Forces high speed displays by the Voodoos […]

11 Amazing pics 1960s Taiwan Airlines airliners – Aircraft Photo History

Civil Air Transport Convair 990 B-1008 taken at Tokyo Haneda circa 1961.

Airlines from Taiwan in the 1960s By Henry Tenby Who can remember Winner Airways, Civil Air Transport, Far Eastern Air Transport, and Air America? All these classic airlines were operating from Taiwan’s famous downtown Sung Shan airport in the 1960s. Whilst Taiwan government owned China Airlines was also operating in the 1960s, most of the […]

14 Fabulous Philippine Airlines Airliners in the 1960s – Aircraft Photo History

Philippine Airlines Douglas DC-4 C-54 PI-C774 at Manila circa 1967.

Airlines in the Philippines in the 1960s By Henry Tenby In the 1960s, there were several famous airlines operating in the Philippines from Manila airport all of which we are pleased to present in this photo history report. The largest operator was the flag carrier airline Philippine Airlines, which operated DC-8s on long haul services, […]

8 Amazing photos of Cathay Pacific Airlines in the 1960s – Aircraft Photo History

Cathay Pacific Airways Douglas DC-4 VR-HFK at Tokyo Haneda airport circa 1960.

Cathay Pacific Airlines in the 1960s By Henry Tenby Kait Kai airport Hong Kong based Cathay Pacific Airways operated a very interesting mix of classic airliners in the 1950s and 1960s, which included the Douglas DC-6, Lockheed L-188 Electra, and the famous Convair 880. Back in the 1950s and 1960s Cathay Pacific operated primarily within […]

39 PHOTOS! JAL All Nippon JDA: The Airlines of Japan in the 1960s – Aircraft Photo History

Japan Air Lines DC-4 JA6003 at Tokyo Haneda circa 1958.

JAL All Nippon JDA: The Airlines of Japan in the 1960s By Henry Tenby The airline scene in Japan during the 1960s was very exciting, as photo access was easy, and the domestic Japanese airlines had very nice colour schemes and operated an interesting mix of both old and new aircraft of the day. The […]

44 Amazing images of 1960s-1970s Iron Curtain Airlines – A Photo History Malev LOT CSA Interflug Tarom

Yugoslavia Government IL-18 YA-AIB Paris June 1974.

Before the Fall of the Iron Curtain, all of the Soviet block airlines in Eastern Europe operated entirely Soviet built fleets of aircraft, which included the AN-24 and IL-18 for short haul and domestics service, along with the Tupolev Tu-134 and Tu-154 for medium range intra European service, and the IL-62 for their limited international […]

Taking Slides of classic Aeroflot Airliners at Leningrad Airport in April 1974 – By Dr. John Blatherwick

Aeroflot Tupolev Tu-104 CCCP-42416 Lenningrad Airport September 1974

Story and photos by Dr. John Blatherwick In 1974, I was signing a passport for my friend from the navy who was a teacher. He said he was looking for somebody to take a group of grade 10 to 12 students to Moscow and Leningrad over the Spring Break. The person taking them would go […]

Aeroflot Soviet Airlines Vintage 1960s and 1970s – Aircraft Photo History

Aeroflot Tupolev Tu-114 CCCP-70470 Farnborough Airshow mid 1960s.

Aeroflot Soviet Airlines Vintage 1960s and 1970s – Aircraft Photo History By Henry Tenby, some photos by Dr. John Blatherwick During the 1960s and 1970s Aeroflot, the Soviet Union’s State airline, operated aircraft that were manufactured entirely within the Soviet Union, by the great Soviet Design Bureau’s including Tupolev, Antonov, and Ilyushin. During this period, […]

Aerolineas Argentina – Austral – AER Argentine Vintage Airlines – Photo History

Transcontinental Lockheed L-1049C Super Connie LV-FTV at New York Idlewild Airport circa late 1950s.

Aerolineas Argentina – Austral – AER Argentine Vintage Airlines – Photo History By Henry Tenby This selection of historic Argentine airline photos highlight not just flag carrier Aerolines Argentinas whose history is well know, but some of the long gone Argentine airlines like Trancontinental, AER, and Aerolineas INI, and I will provide some history on […]

Great Lakes Airlines – Aircraft Photo History

An absolutely magnificent shot of Great Lakes Convair 440 CF-GLC possibly at London, Ontario in July 1973. This aircraft was acquired from Swissair in December, 1969, and operated with Great Lakes until 1975, and was then parted out in 1976. In this photo it was still in the former Swissair scheme.

Great Lakes Airlines – Aircraft Photo History Photos and Research by Dr. John Blatherwick Great Lakes Airlines was formed to provide executive transport for the Homes-Blunt Company of Sarnia. Most of the traffic was to Toronto and back utilizing light twin engine aircraft. Two DC-3s were purchased in 1967 to supplement the company‚Äôs Cessna 310 […]