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Beirut or Bust Another 707 Adventure by Henry Tenby

Henry Tenby in Beirut 1994

Beirut or Bust Another 707 Adventure by Henry Tenby Airways Magazine, May-June 1995 Having flown several sectors on LAP Paraguay’s Boeing 707 in 1992, I was determined to visit Beirut and experience MEA’s Boeing 707 and 720 operation first hand. At the time, Lebanon’s flag carrier MEA (Middle East Airlines) was the world’s largest operator […]

FLASHBACK: Airline Publications & Sales at 1976 SBAC Farnborough

Airline Publications and Sales 1976 SBAC Air Show

Back in the mid 1970s when the airline enthusiast hobby was still quite young, the world’s largest supplier to the hobby was London based Airline Publications and Sales LTD of of Noble Road, Hounslow, Middlesex, UK. Airline Publications and Sales was owned by Colin Ballentine and Managing Director Brian Tomkins (both now deceased) and they […]

Air Canada showcases its new Boeing 787 Dreamliner at YVR NOV 19 2014

Air Canada 787 Dreamliner debut

Although Air Canada’s new Boeing 787 Dreamliner has been in service for a few months, on Thursday, November 19, 2014, the airline staged an open-house for the aircraft at their YVR hangar facility for staff, Elite frequent flyers, travel agents and other important guests at the invitation only event. The open house ran from 1 […]