Aviation Memorabilia Newsletter Since 1995

Aviation Memorabilia Newsletter

Since 1995

tmb cpa contact emblemScoured from the Annual reports to Maintenance & Engineering employees, 1989-1993.

Eighty-nine Maintenance & Engineering personnel celebrated 25 years with the company in 1992.

What was happening in aviation back in 1967, their first year with the airline? Here's a glimpse of major events at Canadian's two founding partners.

tmb cpa pwa hercAt Pacific Western, they took delivery of their first Hercules freighter which served the north in the winter and handled world-wide charters in the summer. At CP Air, the trans-border era opened with flights to San Francisco. Los Angeles joined the network in 1975.

tmb cpa inaug sfoThis photo is of some CP Air flight attendants in Vancouver celebrating the inaugural flight to San Francisco, January 30, 1967.

Last of the predecessors.

cpa b737 fin 723r200x82Aircraft 723 arrives in Vancouver on July 15, 1990 on its last day of service in interim Canadi>n colours. Aircraft #723 entered the hangar the next day for its conversion to Canadian.

The old era ended in February 1991, when the last 737 in PWA colours, Aircraft 783, was stripped in the Calgary hangar and repainted during its 8C check.

The association of retired employees of Canadian Airlines et al was named Canadian Airlines International Retired Employees.(C.A.I.R.E.).

The newsletter was titled "The CAIRE Reporter". In the June 1997 edition we gleaned this information.

Phone committee was headed by Ernie Watson. Derek Hunt headed up the Social Committee. Charlie Burtch chaired the annual golf tournament held at Tsawwassen Golf Club on May 22 1997. 'Sick and Visiting" committee jointly chaired by Ralph Steeves and Ed Scott.

There were eight chapters:

Chapter 1 - Vancouver, President Ruth Harris.
Chapter 2 - Vancouver Island (Victoria), President Harold Thomas.
Chapter 3 - Manitoba (Winnipeg), President - To be advised.
Chapter 4 - Edmonton, President Don Perry.
Chapter 5 - Ontario (Toronto), President Jack Egan.
Chapter 6 - Okanagan, President Marg Lozie.
Chapter 7 - Quebec (Montreal), President Pierre St-Laurent.