Gleaned from the "Contact” magazine issue 1990-1991 annual report edition.

Last of the predecessors.

tmb cpa b737 fin 723Aircraft 723 arrives in Vancouver July 15, 1990  on its last day of service in CP Air colours, and  entered the hangar the next day for its full conversion to "Canadi>n".

tmb cpa b737 fin 783The 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.

Issue 1991-1992 annual report edition

tmb cpa 25 year employeesA representative group of M&E employees reaching the 25-year mark with the airline in 1992, honoured at a dinner in April, standing, from left, Eric Falkenberg, shop technician, Power Plant Overhaul; Keith Zlnger, lead stockkeeper; Gordon Bell, lead stockkeeper; lvan Slatten, station attendant, Cargo; Gary Simpson, supervisor, Quality Assurance; Bob Zeiler, shop technician, aircraft maintenance; Rex Nightingale, lead stockkeeper; Ron Hutchison, lead avionics technician; Tony Dunn, foreman, Structures Shop, all of Vancouver; and Sidney Gough, supervisor, Quality Assurance, Calgary.

Seated, from left, Bill Hadfield, supervisor, Line Maintenance, Toronto; and Al Bostjancic, foreman, Structures Stop; Pete Evans, crew chief, Line Maintenance,  both from Vancouver.


From the Leader-Post September 2nd 1943 sent in by Betty Draper -

When Capt. P.D.Iverson taxied the southbound Barkley Grow Airlines to a stop at the Regina ramp and switched off the engines shortly before 8:10 on Tuesday his actions signaled the completion of a record by the Saskatchewan division of Canadian Pacific Airlines.

With this trip the pilots and planes of the prairie airline had accomplished 100 percent operating efficiency for the month of August. They had flown 31,636 miles or, roughly, the equivalent of one and a quarter times around the world at the equator. Not one scheduled mile had been lost. Six hundred and ninety-one passengers had been carried; 5,629 pounds of mail delivered. This latter, in airline parlance, amounted to 961,142 pound miles of mail.

During its five years of history the airline has operated with a very high percentage of efficiency, but August was the first 100 percent month. No flights were cancelled because of weather, despite the fact that August brought a large number of thunderstorms along the route between Regina and North Battleford. Since the formation of the airline five years ago, personnel has grown from 23 to 39. This includes three Captains and three First Officers.

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