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Air Canada Retires the Vickers Viscount April 27, 1974 – End of An Era

Trans Canada Airlines Flight Attendant Training on Vickers Viscounts 1950s film on JetFlix TV

FLASHBACK 1974: AIR CANADA CAPTAIN J. R. DESMARIAS RECALLS THE AIRLINE’S HISTORY WITH THIS REMARKABLE TURBO-PROP AIRLINER CLICK HERE to read about the Air Canada Vanguard Last Flight The landing of two Air Canada Viscounts at Toronto and Montreal April, 27 marked the retirement of the short-haul aircraft that have been a familiar sight in […]

The Vanguard Passes Into History

Air Canada Vanguard last flight October 31 1971

FLASHBACK 1971: AIR CANADA CAPTAIN J. R. DESMARIAS, WHO HAS 1,000 HOURS ON VANGUARDS, MOURNS THE PASSING OF THIS BEAUTIFUL BIRD CLICK HERE to read about the Air Canada Viscount Last Flight It was 0134 hours, Sunday, October 31, 1971. At Montreal International Airport, the brightly lit ramp was quiet. Because of the 11 pm […]

zip Canada’s Flying Colours story and photos by Henry Tenby

zip 737-200

zip Canada’s Flying Colours story and photos by Henry Tenby Airliners Magazine, January-February, 2005 Back in 2002 to 2004, zip successfully helped their parent Air Canada compete against its largest domestic competitor, and paved the way for Air Canada to set out on its post-bankrupcy strategy. Of course when we look back today ten years […]