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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, […]

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

Trans-Canada Airlines Vickers Viscount on the Winnipeg ramp 1950s.

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 […]

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 […]