Trans Canada Air Lines 1940s & 1950s from NFB


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In the 1940s & 1950s, the National Film Board of Canada documented Canada’s then new national airline to educate the Canadian public about the new mode of travel. Thousands of feet of Hollywood quality cine film on Trans Canada Air Lines 1940s and 1950s dormant in NFB. It is archives for decades. Until we discovered this never-before-seen eyeball-popping footage, which presented in this narrated historic program.

Trans Canada Air Lines 1940s and 1950s

The quality of the footage is the best archival classic airline footage. We ever saw in this Trans Canada Air Lines 1940s and 1950s film. Also It all shot 16mm employing professional filming techniques and the subject matter appreciated. It truly is amazingly high quality footage of Trans Canada Air Lines 1940s and 1950s film.

You’ll see WWII era Lodestars & Electras filmed across Canada, unbelievable Lancastrian footage filmed air-to-air,lots of Canadair DC-4M2 North Star, Douglas DC-3, Lockheed Connie, Avro Jetliner and Vickers Viscount footage of TCA airliners from the era that is unbelievable in quality and rarity.

CLICK HERE and watch Trans-Canada Air Lines Vickers Viscount Film…

3 Responses to “Trans Canada Air Lines 1940s & 1950s from NFB”

  1. <path_to_url> Henry

    At the 37 minute mark this film shows the rollout of DC-4M2 Northstar CF-TEO. If you look carefully at the registration on the rear fuselage at about the 37:20 mark you’ll see it’s actually CF-TEP, the fifth of the six original unpressurized aircraft intended for the RCAF but temporarily loaned to TCA for a couple of years while they were awaiting their own pressurized aircraft. I doubt anyone else will notice this interesting fact!

  2. <path_to_url> Perttu Karivalo

    Very nice video. Would like to hear more info and data. EG in Lodestar part; lots of cargo loading stuff – 》how they did it, how much cargo and what cargo was put on front hold, mail on bottom? Etc.
    So in general more info like new built aircraft, converted military, what routes flown, more informative stuff.

    Was very nice to watch.

    • <path_to_url> Henry Tenby

      Thank you for the feedback Perttu. I just wanted to share the nice images and let the pictures tell a part of the story. A different style of film would be narrated with lots of details. There are pros and cons to both methodologies. I figured a lot of details about routes and dates are covered in many printed books, so it did not need to be provided.

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