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Henry Tenby has been documenting the commercial airline scene for airline publications worldwide since the mid 1980s.

The Great Convair 580 Fleet – North Central Airlines, Republic, Northwest Airlines

Republic Convair 580 N4801C DTW SEP 1980

The Great Convair 580 Fleet – North Central Airlines, Republic, Northwest Airlines – A Photo History Photos from the Collection of Henry Tenby Write up by Henry Tenby The Convair-Liner was a twin-engined, pressurized airliner built for the 40-50 passenger short haul feeder market of the post World War 2 era by San Diego based […]

AIRCRAFT MODEL COLLECTION – Aviodrome Museum Netherlands

KLM Vickers Viscount 800 in 1/50 scale as part of the Amsterdam Schiphol airport re creation at the Aviodrome Aviation Museum. This model was likely made by Matthias Verkuyl, circa 1960.

By Henry Tenby (Copyright 2020) – see below for photos. Along with my good friend Niels Dam, I recently had the opportunity to visit the fantastic Aviodrome aviation museum in Lelystad in the Netherlands. Given the Netherlands rich aviation history spanning back over 100 years with both KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and the famous Dutch […]

Bob Dros Dutch Master Aircraft Model Maker: – Interviewed by Henry Tenby

Bob Dros Dutch Master Aircraft Model Maker: - Interviewed by Henry Tenby

SEE BELOW FOR MORE VIDEOS IN THIS SERIES: By Henry Tenby, copyright 2020 As a collector of professional aircraft display models for more than thirty years, I have been an admirer of the fabulously accurate and beautiful aircraft models made by Amsterdam based Bob Dros of Bel-Air Models for a very long time. His models […]

Amsterdam Aviation Collectors Fair 2020 Was An Amazing Success – Fantastic for Models!

Amsterdam Aviation Collectors Fair 2020 Was An Amazing Success - Fantastic for Models!

SEE PHOTOS BELOW – The Amsterdam Aviation Collector’s Fair was held at the Van Der Valk A4 Schiphol hotel on Sunday, February 23, 2020, and it was an amazing success! The Dutch have easily surpassed the American’s in offering what is now easily the world’s largest aviation and airline collectibles show. Most of the table […]

Papeete – A Spotter’s Paradise

Magnificent view of the international terminal at Tahiti’s Faaa airport.

Report by Henry Tenby (December 2016) Although not the largest airfield in French Polynesia, the idillic South Pacific French protectorate’s busiest international airport is situated on the Island of Tahiti, in the town of Faa, a few kilometers from central Papeete. The destination is certainly well off the beaten track, but the location’s laid back […]

The Dash-7 STOL Experience With Air Tindi Between Vancouver and Abbotsford

All the charter participants posed for a group photo with our Air Tindi Dash-7 before our early morning departure from YVR to the Abbotsford airshow.

The Dash-7 STOL Experience, story and photos by Henry Tenby An international group of lucky aviation fans recently sampled and savoured a very special flight aboard an iconic De Havilland Canada Dash-7, the rugged, reliable, and highly maneuverable airliner which has largely disappeared from scheduled airline service, yet remains highly elusive for flight hounds seeking […]

Aircraft Display Models on Offer at the Frankfurt Schwanheim Show November 2019

Ed van Rooijen from Amsterdam brought a fabulous selection of models for sale to the Frankfurt Schwanheim airline show in November 2019, including these interesting models.

Report by Henry Tenby As always, I attended this year’s airline collectibles show at Schwanheim in early November, and it never fails to impress. As the photos below demonstrate, there was a again a very impressive selection of models on offer for sale for discerning model collectors, at all price points from entry level at […]

Aircraft Display Model Collector, Investor & Appraisal Guide – First Edition

Aircraft Display Model Collector, Investor & Appraisal Guide - First Edition by Henry Tenby

PURCHASE YOUR COPY BELOW – $36.95 USD + actual postage cost “THE FIRST BLUE BOOK FOR DISPLAY MODEL COLLECTORS“ Aircraft Display Model Collector, Investor & Appraisal Guide – 162 pages all colour / First Edition by Henry Tenby: Created and printed in Canada, welcome to this, the first essential guide to assist serious collectors and […]