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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 […]

Canadian Armed Forces Avro CF-100 Canuck in the 1970s – Photo History

Canadian Armed Forces CF100 100772 414 Squadron at Vancouver South Terminal June 1974.

Canadian Armed Forces Avro CF-100 Canuck in the 1970s – Photo History Photos by Dr. John Blatherwick (unless otherwise indicated) Write up by Henry Tenby The AV Roe (Avro) CF100 Canuck was a 1950s Canadian designed and built all weather jet interceptor custom developed for the Cold War, NATO and NORAD hostile interception and border […]

Canadian Armed Forces Canadair CL-41 Tutor – Photo History

Canadian Armed Forces Snowbirds Canadair CL-41 Tutor 114175 at Abbotsford August 1972.

Canadian Armed Forces Canadair CL-41 Tutor – Photo History Photos by Dr. John Blatherwick (unless otherwise indicated) Write up by Henry Tenby The Canadair CL-41 Tutor was a 1960s designed two person jet trainer custom developed for the initial jet pilot training needs of the RCAF and Canadian Armed Forces. CL-41 production spanned from 1963 […]

RCAF Grumman HU-16 Albatross in the 1960s – Photo History

RCAF HU-16 Albatross 9304 in storage at Saskatoon July 1971.

RCAF Grumman HU-16 Albatross in the 1960s – Photo History Photos by Dr. John Blatherwick (unless otherwise indicated) Write up by Henry Tenby During the 1950s and into the 1960s the RCAF operated a small fleet of Grumman HU-16 Albatross aircraft, primarily in the search and rescue role on the West and East coasts of […]

Canadian Armed Forces De Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter – Photo History

Canadian Armed Forces DHC-6 Twin Otter 138807 August 1974.

Canadian Armed Forces De Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter – Photo History Photos by Dr. John Blatherwick (unless otherwise indicated) Write up by Henry Tenby The Canadian Armed Forces took delivery of eight examples of the venerable De Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter in 1971 with a ninth example added in 1973, and all but […]

1950s RCAF Transports | Neptune Lancaster C119 Northstar Comet Bristol – Photo History

A very rare colour transparency of an RCAF Comet 1 photographed inflight in the very early 1950s.

1950s RCAF Transports | Neptune Lancaster C119 Northstar Comet Bristol – Photo History Photos by Dr. John Blatherwick Collection (unless otherwise indicated) Write up by Henry Tenby During the 1950s and into the 1960s the RCAF operated a fascinating fleet of classic transport aircraft on a wide range of duties serving at various locations across […]