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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 […]

Airlines of Spain 1960s-1970s – A Pictorial History

Aviaco Se210 Caravelle EC-AXU at Palma 1973.

Airlines of Spain 1960s-1970s – A Pictorial History Photos from the Collection of Henry Tenby Write up by Henry Tenby The airline scene in Spain during the 1960s and early 1970s was very vibrant specially for airline buffs. The Spanish charter holiday market was already well established by this time with the flag carrier Iberia […]

RCAF Canadian Armed Forces Canadair CP-107 CL-28 Argus – Photo History

RCAF Royal Canadian Air Force Canadair Argus 10741 at CFB Namao June 1969.

RCAF Canadian Armed Forces Canadair CP-107 CL-28 Argus – Photo History Photos by Dr. John Blatherwick (unless otherwise indicated) Write up by Henry Tenby The RCAF took delivery of 33 Canadair built CP-107 Argus maritime patrol aircraft in 1957 and the aircraft remained in front line service with the Canadian Armed Forces until their retirement […]

RCAF Royal Canadian Air Force Canadair CC-106 Yukon – Photo History

RCAF Royal Canadian Air Force Canadair Yukon 15929 at London Heathrow in the special one year only all red 1967 scheme.

RCAF Royal Canadian Air Force Canadair CC-106 Yukon – Photo History Photos by Dr. John Blatherwick (unless otherwise indicated) Write up by Henry Tenby The RCAF DC-4M2 North Star replacement commenced in 1961 with the introduction of the CC-106 Canadair Yukon (military version of the CL-44) transport aircraft. This four engine turbo prop was powered […]

Canadian Armed Forces Boeing 707 CC-137 1970s-1990s – Photo History

Canadian Armed Forces Boeing 707 CC-137 13704 at Vancouver June 1982 (Henry Tenby slide).

Canadian Armed Forces Boeing 707 CC-137 1970s-1990s – Photo History Photos by Dr. John Blatherwick (unless otherwise indicated) Write up by Henry Tenby The RCAF Fleet of a dozen CC-106 Canadair Yukons were replaced with a fleet of five Boeing 707 intercontinental jetliners, which were originally ordered by Western Airlines. The Boeing 707s were delivered […]

RCAF & Canadian Armed Forces Canadair CC-109 Cosmopolitan 1960s-1990s – Photo History

Canadian Armed Forces Canadair CC-109 Cosmopolitan 109160 at Calgary July 1971.

RCAF & Canadian Armed Forces Canadair CC-109 Cosmopolitan 1960s-1990s – Photo History Photos by Dr. John Blatherwick (unless otherwise indicated) Write up by Henry Tenby The turboprop era for the RCAF began in 1960 with the introduction of the CC-109 Cosmopolitan. The aircraft was essentially a license conversion of the Convair Twin of the then […]

RCAF & Canadian Armed Forces DHC-4 CC-108 Caribou and CC-115 DHC-5 Buffalo 1960s-1980s – Photo History

RCAF United Nations DHC-4 Caribou 5322 air-to-air circa late 1950s or early 1960s.

RCAF & Canadian Armed Forces DHC-4 CC-108 Caribou and CC-115 DHC-5 Buffalo 1960s-1980s – Photo History Photos by Dr. John Blatherwick (unless otherwise indicated) Write up by Henry Tenby To fill the shorter haul and smaller cary transport requirement of the RCAF one level down from the C130 Hercules, the RCAF took delivery of 11 […]

Canadian Armed Forces Dassault Falcon CC-117 1960s-1980s – Photo History

Canadian Armed Forces Falcon 117505 at YVR Shell Aerocentre (Jens ramp) July 1979.

Canadian Armed Forces Dassault Falcon CC-117 20 1960s-1980s – Photo History Photos by Dr. John Blatherwick (unless otherwise indicated) Write up by Henry Tenby The RCAF and Canadian Armed Forces operated a fleet of 8 Dassault Falcon 10 executive jets on VIP and Government transport duties for a twenty year period. The initial purchase of […]

Canadian Armed Forces Beech Muskateer 1970s – Photo History

Canadian Armed Forces Beech Muskateer 134225 at CFB Moose Jaw July 1977.

Canadian Armed Forces Beech Muskateer 1970s – Photo History Photos by Dr. John Blatherwick (unless otherwise indicated) Write up by Henry Tenby The Canadian Armed Forces took delivery of the Beech Muskateer as a single engine initial pilot trainer starting around 1970 and built up a small fleet as replacements to the RCAF DHC-1 Chipmunks […]

Canadian Armed Forces Lockheed CF-104 Starfighter 1960s-1990s – Photo History

RCAF CF104 Starfighter 12701 taken at an unknown location in the 1960s.

Canadian Armed Forces Lockheed CF-104 Starfighter 1960s-1990 – Photo History Photos by Dr. John Blatherwick (unless otherwise indicated) Write up by Henry Tenby The Lockheed F-104 needs no introduction. As suggested by its appearance, the 1950s supersonic fighter interceptor was aptly referred to as a “man on a missile” and during its decades of service […]