This show is the continuation of our airlines in Canada 1940s and 1950s show that was released onto JetFlix TV a few years ago. In this program, we use archival footage from Air Canada archives (via Archives Canada), the NFB, and BAe Systems (via Scott Henderson) to tell the fascinating story of the airline industry in Canada during the exciting decade of the 1960s.
The two major airlines of the day were Montreal based TCA / Air Canada and Canadian Pacific Airlines, based in Vancouver. They were arch rivals through and through, and nipping at their buds were the smaller carriers like Pacific Western Airlines and Nordair, Quebecair and competition from US based airlines. In this mostly colour film produced by JetFlix TV founder Henry Tenby over an 8 year period of research and film sourcing, we tell the story of how both of these airlines and the industry and aircraft evolved from the early 1960s, to the late 1960s, as well as into the early 1970s with the delivery of the first 747s jumbo jets.
All the fabulous airliners are the day are presented including Douglas DC-8s, Vickers Viscounts and Vanguards, the DoulasDC-9, and aircraft operated by Nordair, BC Air Lines, and Pacific Western Airlines. The story is told at Canada’s three largest airports, namely Montreal Dorval, Toronto and Vancouver. And the Vancouver footage (in glorious colour) was shot before the opening of the new terminal building in 1968, meaning it was taken at the old South Terminal when it was the main airport for Vancouver.
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