FROM Air Canada Vanguard Archives:
In the 1960s, Air Canada’s medium to long haul services operated by their fleet of British-built Vickers Vanguard and Douglas DC-8 jets. The Vanguards and DC-8s of Trans-Canada Air Lines and Air Canada were once common place at Canadian airports. This program is a tribute to these great aircraft.
When Trans-Canada Air Lines first took delivery of their Vanguards in the early 1960s, the company PR department filmed the inaugural Air Canada Vanguard flights to Jamaica, Barbados and Bermuda in colour. This amazing footage includes plenty of onboard footage of the cabin services as well as passenger boardings and arrivals at the various airports.
A summer of Expo ’67 Air Canada Vanguard departure from Quebec City also filmed in colour as was an early TCA Air Canada Vanguard flight to and from Edmonton during a cold winter’s day in early 1960s. These sound films the most comprehensive period Vanguard films that have ever been presented on DVD, and they represent the entire film documentation of the Vanguard existing in the current Air Canada archives.
This program then presents stock reel compilation clips on the Air Canada DC-8-40, DC-8-50, DC-8-61 and DC-8-63. These clips represent all of the stock reels of each specific mark of DC-8 with sound contained with the Air Canada archive. We close the DVD with the Air Canada DC-8-50 and -40 inflight reels.
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