Fort William Aero Club

tmb fwac aircraftWhen the Fort William Aero Club (FWAC) was founded in 1929, one of its first requirements was a suitable airfield.

The official opening of Bishopsfield took place on June 19, 1929. Under the government "Light Aeroplane Scheme" the club received two aircraft in 1929.

Due to declining membership and generated income, the club was wound up in December 1937. The successor was the Fort William Aero Club.

(Source: NOAHC Newsletter - page 4)

Canada 3000 was a Canadian discount charter airline offering domestic and international flights.

tmb canada3000 737Here is a shot of the B737-200 at Ottawa during 2001. (Source: airliners.net)

Two advertisements from airline-memorabilia.blogspot.ca below.

It was the largest charter airline in the world at the time of its operation, with over 90 destinations worldwide, although it changed to scheduled service in 2000 after the Canadian Airlines and Air Canada merger.

Canada 3000 competed with Air Canada, WestJet, and fellow charter airline Air Transat. In November 2001, the airline went out of business after a sharp decline in revenues following the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in the United States. There have been several attempts to restart the airline since then. The airline was headquartered in Etobicoke in the west-end of Toronto, Ontario.

(Source: Wikipedia.org)

Additional comment from Wayne's Wings article in NetLetter # 1373

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