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

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 […]


Henry Tenby at the Wing Club Desktop Model shop in Minato-Ku, Tokyo Japan

ウィングクラブデスクトップモデルショップ東京 All serious collectors of professional aircraft display models that are visiting Tokyo, Japan, owe it themselves to invest their time and effort in a visit to the WING CLUB Desktop Model shop in Minato-Ku, Tokyo when next in Japan. Embed Video The shop was opened back in 1990, when fellow collector Mr. Masayuki Kano […]

Istanbul New Airport or Sabiha Gökçen? The Choice is Obvious.

At the Istanbul New Airport

By Henry Tenby I recently had the opportunity to experience two new airports on a recent trip to Turkey, those being the Istanbul gateway airports of Istanbul New Airport (ISL) and Sabiha Gökçen airport. This past Spring the old Ataturk airport in Yesilkoy was closed to all passenger flights with services being moved to the […]

Calgary Airport’s Billion Dollar Fecal Faux Pas – An Insane Airport Shithouse Shortage of the 21st Century

Calgary Airport Shithouse Shortage

I have not been having good luck at airports of late. First there was the very disappointing visit to Istanbul’s new airport but the tipping point has to be the unbelievably “shitty” situation at Calgary’s new billion dollar airport expansion. Last weekend I had the rather unpleasant experience of having to pass through the trans-border […]

The Concordes That Weren’t: A Collection of 1960s Westway Models from Airlines That Ordered the Supersonic Jet

Pan American World Airways Anglo French Concorde proposal model 1/72 by Westway Models, circa mid 1960s, on display on board the Concorde at the Brookands Museum in Weybridge, Surrey, UK.

As everyone knows, the Concorde was only ever operated by two Airlines, British Airways and Air France. Back in the mid 1960s, expectations within the airline industry were very high that the Concorde and super sonic jet travel was the way of the future. At the time, the newest jets flying were single aisle inter […]

Vancouver Aviation Fan Henry Tenby Charters Iconic Canadian Airliner for Special Visit to Abbotsford Airshow Tomorrow Only

46-seat De Havilland Canada Dash-7 will be at the Abbotsford Airshow for one day only, tomorrow, Saturday August 10, the result of a one-time only charter for aviation buffs organized by Henry Tenby

PRESS RELEASE VANCOUVER, August 9, 2019: – Vancouver Aviation Fan Henry Tenby Charters Iconic Canadian Airliner for Special Visit to Abbotsford Airshow Tomorrow Only An iconic Canadian built airliner the 46-seat De Havilland Canada Dash-7 will be at the Abbotsford Airshow for one day only, tomorrow, Saturday August 10, the result of a one-time only […]

Big “Chip Off A Popular Block” – Trans Canada Airlines New Vickers Vanguard

TCA Vanguard inflight 1960

(CLICK HERE for Air Canada Vanguard retirement report October 31, 1971) The following article appeared in the June 1959 issue of In Flight, by Trans Canada Air Lines The small boy in the back row of the schoolroom, carefully folding a page from his scribbler into a paper airplane, may be following in his father’s […]

TRANS CANADA / AIR CANADA – A History of Canada’s National Airline 1937 – 1983 by Henry Tenby

TCA Lockheed Lodestar interior

By Henry Tenby, this article appeared in the Spring 1984 issue of the Captain’s Log, the quarterly publication of the World Airline Hobby Club (now rebranded the World Airline Historical Society). Canada’s national airline, Trans Canada Air-lines was born on April 10, 1937, when the TCA creation bill was given royal assent. On September 1, […]

New App Aggregates Inflight Magazines from Global Airlines

New App Delivers Airline Inflight Magazines to Global Audiences

Aggregation app brings that old seat-back staple “The Airline Inflight Magazine” into the 21st century. The airline inflight magazine was first conceived back in the 1950s and has remained unchanged for the past 60 years. The concept has now been revitalized for the 21st century. Global travellers and frequent fliers can now download the latest […]

Canadian Airlines First Boeing 747-475 Delivery December 13 1990 with Max Ward & Rhys Eyton

Max Ward's wife and Rhys Eyton christening Canadian Airlines' first Boeing 747-475 "Maxwell Ward" at Boeing Field, December 13, 1990, prior to delivery to Vancouver.

Jerry Rudge was involved in Canadian Airlines aircraft acquisitions back in the 1980s and 1990s, and he recently gave me his collection of historical documents and photos that he had amassed in his years in the industry. Part of this archive included a set of photos taken presumably by Boeing that were gifted to various […]