Wardair Canada 1960s

These three films date from 1961, 1965 and 1967 and chart Wardair Canada’s evolution from a bush cargo operation based in Yellowknife flying Bristol Freighters and Beaver and Otter aircraft, to a trans-Atalnatic passenger charter operation starting with DC-6B aircraft and then upgrading to Boeing 727 jet aircraft in 1967.

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North From Yellowknife – Wardair Canada Operations 1961

Very special thanks to Scoval Publishing (UK) for providing this film. For a wide selection of airline books visit: http://www.scovalpublishing.com Produced in 1961, this colour flashback film tells the early years story of Wardair and the story of air transportation and mining on the Precambrian Shield of Canada’s Northwest Territories. This was well before Wardair …Read more »

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Closer Than you Think – Wardair Canada 1965 DC-6B Promo Movie

In the 1950s, Wardair Canada provided cargo charter operations from Yellowknife to remote points in the Northwest Territories using a rugged fleet of Bristol Mk. 31 Freighters, De Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver and DHC-3 Otter general utility bush planes. Other than local Yellowknife operator Northwest Territorial which was launched in 1962 by American transplant Bob …Read more »

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High Tail it to Europe Wardair Canada Boeing 727-11 1967 Flashback

Picking up from where the Wardair Canada DC-6B film left off in 1965, this film jumps ahead to 1967, as the jet age had arrived with the charter airline taking delivery of its first jet, a Boeing 727-100 aptly registered CF-FUN. This 1967 flashback features Wardair Canada’s introduction to service of their then brand new …Read more »