Tag Archives: Trans-Canada

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, […]