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

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 […]

Treasure trove of vintage Trans-Canada Air Lines movie footage found

TCA Avro Lancastrian

Back in the 1940s and 1950s, the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) contracted with a number of professional freelance film camera operators and movie makers to document the development of civil aviation in Canada. During these formative years, travel by air was a very new and novel means of transport that the travelling public […]

A Time for Convairs story and photos by Henry Tenby

Time Air Convair 640

A Time for Convairs Story and photos by Henry Tenby Airliners Magazine, Winter 1989 Back in the late 1980s, Canadian Regional airline Time Air operated a healthy fleet of Convair 580 and 640 aircraft on their western Canadian charter network. These aircraft were based throughout Western Canada and operated an extensive network of seasonal sport […]

Pacific Coastal Airlines Tomorrow’s Issues Today’s Survival

Pacific Coastal Airlines Tomorrow's Issues Today's Survival

Pacific Coastal Airlines Tomorrow’s Issues Today’s Survival Story and photos by Henry Tenby Airliners Magazine, Spring 1989 In the Fall of 1987, Henry Tenby travelled up to Port Hardy to meet Pacific Coastal Airlines’ then Manager Clayton Hutchings to talk about the challenges that were facing the airline at the time. Hutchings summarized the situation […]