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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 […]

JetFlix.TV Streaming Aviation Channel Launches on All Mobile Devices

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Vancouver based Henry Tenby has launched the world’s first on demand streaming service for aviation fans, and the new JetFlix.TV platform currently features over 70 full length aviation movies which members can view by paying a low monthly fee, similar to the Netflix business model. According to JetFlix.TV founder Henry Tenby, “our classic airline movies […]

Carnival Fascination cruise: Barbados St. Lucia St. Kitts St. Maarten San Juan St. Thomas

We spent a fabulous week on board the Carnival Fascination cruising from Barbados to St. Lucia, St. Kitts, St. Maarten, San Juan, St. Thomas and back to Barbados.

Carnival Fasciation: Full Feature 43 Minute Video Trip Report: In June of 2016, we had the pleasure of taking a one week holiday cruise on the Carnival Fascination visiting between the Islands of Barbados, St. Lucia, St. Kitts, St. Maarten, San Juan and St. Thomas returning back to Barbados. This was our very first cruise […]

Farewell to ATI’s DC-8s

Classic DC-8 view. Engines about to be started for one final time.

Story and photos by Henry Tenby, as presented in the October, 2013 issue of Airways Magazine. Some would have thought the era of passenger carrying JT3 powered Douglas DC-8s came to an end many years ago. Operating out of the limelight and under the radar of many, Little Rock based Air Transport International (ATI) has […]

Frankfurt Aviation weekend November 2015 was fantastic. Photo report by Henry Tenby

Alupa airline models of current manufacture on offer at Schwanheim aviation fair 2015. The Interflug models were around 100 EUR each.

The 2015 Frankfurt aviation weekend was a raving success. Like every year, on the first weekend of November we have two large airline conventions in Frankfurt which attract airline buffs from all over Europe, North America and Asia. The airline slide convention organized by Chris Witt is always well attend with slide punters buying, selling […]

Vintage ANA All Nippon Airways Viscount YS-11 727 737 F27 images at Haneda Festa Shop

All Nippon Airways Boeing 727-100 JA8301 1964 apron view with passengers

The ANA Festa shop at Tokyo’s Haneda airport is an Aladdin’s Cave for airline enthusiasts that happen to find themselves at this knockout Japanese airport. Quick note: If you enjoy this article, please take a second to share it on Facebook or Twitter (using the share buttons on this page) so other people can benefit […]

Court Line Sikorsky S-61 1978 helicopter flight to tanker off Cape Town, by Ron Kosys

Court Line Sikorsky S-61 ZS-HGU at the Cape Town dock

Guest report and photos by Ron Kosys. On November 14, 1978, aviation photographer Ron Kosys had the good fortune to be in Cape Town, South Africa, and happened up the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to fly on a Court Line S-61 as an observer during a non-scheduled maintenance flight to a super tanker. If you enjoy this […]