Aviation Memorabilia Newsletter Since 1995

Aviation Memorabilia Newsletter

Since 1995

John Rodger sent in a few photos -

tmb maxine bredtAttached a photo of Maxine Bredt when we went to see her at the Hudson Legion last Monday. She is still very sharp and we had a lot of fun with her. Her daughter is still a F/A for AC and son Bill Jr retired from AC as a VP under Montie Brewer.

Air Canada gave her the aircraft, the Pionairs gave her the certificate, flowers and card.

Below is a photo dated April 6, 1986 that has Captain Bill Bredt (Maxine‚Äôs late husband), Reg Brewer, Aircraft Routing, the late Sam Gatelaro, Maintenance Supervisor and Dave Marleau,  T & F Director. All retired from AC and helped start up Nationair.

We used to go up to their hangar in Mirabel to do NDT work. It was like doing work on AC aircraft as almost all of the maintenance people were retired AC. It was like old home week.

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Clare Ash, retired CP Air Sales Promotion Manager, Eastern Canada has sent us this photo of the CP Air Overseas Managers at the Rendezvous Canada Convention in Vancouver (YVR).

No date provided nor identifications - anyone? - eds)

Ken Pickford adds -

Clare would know most of the names (he's the one at far right).

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Udo Engelleder has sent us this photo -

I just got this pic from a Halifax based Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (A.M.E.) and I thought you might like to see it, somewhere in western Canada. Perhaps someone will recognize the people there.

Regards, Udo 

Ken Pickford supplied the additional info and the following link providing more history on the De Havilland DHC-2 Beaver (CF-GQV) in the photo


This aircraft was written off in a hangar fire at Edmonton Municipal Airport in 1967.

Interestingly, in the 1955 photo at Norman Wells, NWT (YVQ) in the link above, note the Canadian Pacific Air Lines DHC-3 Otter, the Beaver's larger cousin, in the background, one of two operated by CP to remote points in that area.

CP's northern routes were transferred to Pacific Western in 1959, including the two Otters, among other aircraft that CP was using on those routes.

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