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Flying the Bristol Freighter Part II (1994-1998)

Picking up from where the part I program left off, in 1994, Paul Hakwins and his colleagues took over the Terrace-based Bristol Freighter operation. From their defunct employer, Trans-Provincial Airlines. The majority of Hawkair’s work involved hauling between Bronson Creek’s gravel airstrip and Wrangell in support of the Snip Mine. In addition to Bronson Creek …Read more »

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Vickers Viscounts and Vanguard Coventry 1996

In the mid 1990s, most of the freight that passed through Coventry’s night-time freight hub transported aboard vintage propliners. Including Vickers Viscounts and at the time, the world’s last operational Vickers Vanguard. The frenzied, nocturnal, propliner activities which took place from this humble, ramshackle rural location. It captured by aviation videographer Henry Tenby, during several …Read more »

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Hawker Siddeley HS748 in Canada

Few aircraft are more at home in the harsh arctic and the wilds of Northern Canada than the reliable, rugged Hawker Siddeley HS748. Many of these excellent, British-built propliners served in Canada over the years, as operators found them ideal on short, gravel strips. Their Dart engines boast plenty of power, and their 11,000-pound payload …Read more »

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Royal Air Force Vickers VC-10 Vancouver Visit 2011 HD

In early March of 2011, Royal Air Force Vickers VC-10 C.1K XV104 and her crew made a very much welcomed visit to Vancouver, BC, Canada2011 in order for some maintenance to be performed. The aircraft was operating a crew rotation flight between RAF Brize Norton and Calgary, and some sort of engine problem developed while …Read more »

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Trans-Canada Air Lines Vickers Viscount

In the early 1950s, Vickers Armstrongs made a significant marketing push to draw Trans-Canada Air Lines as a customer for their revolutionary Viscount turboprop airliner. When the airline selected the Viscount, a number of promotional films made by the airline and Vickers to promote the new aircraft to the travelling public. Trans Canada Air Lines …Read more »