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1938 -Timetable - Trans-Canada Air Lines c1938 from collection of Mark Makarovsky. (Pictured at left).

1946 - July 1st - Inauguration of service between Toronto and Chicago with DC-3 equipment.

1989 Timetable for Air Nova effective April from the collection of David Zekria. (Pictured at right).

2008 - Jan 29th - Air Canada unveiled new Flight Pass Shopping pages.

1938 tca timetable 1989 Apr

Captain Ronald Hollett and First Officer Robert Bromley were in command of an aircraft from Saint John, N.B. to Toronto on September 10th, 1968 when it was hijacked by someone wanting to go to Cuba. The aircraft diverted to Montreal and the hijacker surrendered peacefully. (source Winnipeg Free Press September 11th, 1968)


From the "Between Ourselves" magazine issue dated July 1966.

tmb first tor chiThe first scheduled flight between Toronto and Chicago took place July 1st 1946 and carried a capacity loaded press, radio and Canadian Government representatives. They are shown beside the DC-3, CF-TDZ, on arrival in Chicago. Accompanying the flight was W.F. English, former V.P. Operations, second from right, and F.I. Young, Regional Operations Manager, Toronto, fourth from the right. One of the stewardesses serving the flight was Miss "Billy" Houseman, Supervisor, Flight Service Training and Measurement on the stairs, left. The other stewardess was not identified.

tmb dc 9 tampaThe first scheduled DC-9 flew into Tampa June 1st 1966, and was met on arrival by the Chamber of Commerce, business leaders, Aviation Authority representatives and interested citizens of the Florida west coast area.

Also on hand was the Latin Fiesta Queen and her court who presented the passengers with orchids for the ladies and a DC-9 pin for the men. Close to 2,000 people viewed the DC-9 during its 3 hour layover.


From the "Between Ourselves" magazine issue dated September 1956.

Our First Editor.

tmb bo first issueFew TCA'ers probably realize that Bill English, whose contribution to the airline are numerous, was the first editor of the "Between Ourselves" magazine.

He was among the first to see the need for a competent Company publication to tie together the TCA family already, in our early days, sprawling across the continent.It was the fall of 1941 that "Between Ourselves" was born. The first two issues were published under his guidance and blue pencil.

(We at the NetLetter have a copy of issue from 1941, donated by Jim Pearce - eds)

Issue number two was issued in early 1942 and number 3 was issued in March 1943.


From the "Horizons" magazine issued February 2008 (used with permission)

tmb 604 final flightOn Thursday, January 24, 2008, Fin 604, the Boeing 767-200 better known as the Gimli Glider, took its final voyage from Montreal to Mojave Airport (MHV) before it was retired to the desert. Employees and retirees came to say goodbye to the aircraft which has now become part of Canadian aviation history.

Fin 604 departed as flight AC7067 at 10:45 a.m. from the Montreal Line Maintenance hangar,: Captain Robert Pearson and First Officer Maurice Quintal, the flight crew who landed the aircraft to safety in Gimli on July 23. 1983, were on hand to accompany Captain Jean-Marc Belanger and First Officer Peter Fournier to the desert.

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