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Transair timetable from collection of Bjorn Larsson.

tmb cpa unknown eventOn the left is a photo is of a Canadian Pacific aircraft in distress. Does anyone have any information for this event?


From the "CPAirNews" magazine. Issue dated April 1984

Happy Selling!

tmb cpa german classCP Air's German Sales staff was out in force for Consortium Canada, a two-day Canada travel school at Lufthansa Training centre in Seeheim.

At their display in 1984 are from the left: Peter Garms, sales manager, Germany; Passenger agents Angelika Schroder, Dusseldorf; Susanne Heger, Munich; Hedy Dresel, Hamburg; Helga Schreiber, Dusseldorf; and Martin Gross, district sales representative, Frankfurt. Gross conducted classes on transportation and Schreiber on winter activities in Canada.


Issued November 1983

The SFO Sales Office near the airport is an economic winner in two ways - it's more central than downtown is to the Bay area, and the rent is much cheaper than a downtown location.

tmb cpa sfo salesOur photo, from the left: Garry Morton, supervisor, cargo sales and service Ina Mae Sutton, California sales secretary; Lynne Kerney, passenger sales rep; and Peter Carpenter, administrative assistant to manager Murray Bymes.

tmb cpa sfo apt salesIn this photo are Andee Wright, passenger agent; and Ray Yuneli, airport sales supervisor their smiles say it is a pleasure to be working in the new International Terminal at SFO.

tmb cpa sfo podiumStaffing the podium in the departure lounge at SFO are Said Eghbal and Nancy Auld.


Issue dated Mid July 1984.

Mid-ocean ditching avoided.

tmb cpa jim riceJim Rice, general manager, engineering and quality control, had taken early retirement in June 1984 but remembers the huge bird strike in the 1970's as one of the most momentous of his career. His decision to recall the aircraft saved a possible mid-ocean ditching. The drama started when a DC-8-63 radioed Vancouver shortly after take-off that it had over flown a large flock of birds, but the captain thought that he had missed them.

At the time, Jim Rice was a power plant engineer and he had a discussion with Flight Ops. A decision for the flight to return meant the DC-8 would have to dump its fuel load. Rice was firm in his hunch for the aircraft to return. So the fuel was dumped. Upon arrival back at Vancouver, the aircraft was found to be spattered from wingtip to wingtip with the remains of more than 200 birds.

Three of the four engines were damaged and two of them had to be replaced. It was doubtful if the aircraft could have reached Tokyo, its intended destination.

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