tmb cail advert frankfurtOn April 5, 1988, Frankfurt becomes a Canadian city. On that date Frankfurt joins Amsterdam, Rome and Milan as a European gateway served by Canada's most successful new airline Canadian Airlines International.


tmb cpa advHere is an advert from 1966.

Canadian Pacific Airlines jets are Canada's flag carriers between 5 continents.


There usually was a Fairchild 71 or an 82 any day around Edmonton from the late 1920's into the early 1960's.

This lovely period view by Leslie features CPA's famous 82D c/n 69 CF-AXQ getting some daily servicing. Built in 1939 for Mackenzie Air Services of Edmonton, it migrated to CPA with that company's takeover in the early 1940's of a host of smaller northern operators.

In 1946 CF-AXQ was acquired by Waite Fisheries of Ile-a-la-Crosse, Saskatchewan. When the pilot got into deteriorating weather on January 28, 1947 his windscreen iced up so badly that he couldn't see properly on landing, and crashed near home base.

In our junior days of shooting at Malton in the 1950's we'd have been happy with the lighting here, but would likely have passed on even taking a shot for the record due to the gas drum, tie-down ropes, engine cover, open cockpit door ladder in the background and, horror of horrors, that fellow standing there. How pitiful, eh, to be missing out on such fundamentals of a true aviation scene.

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CF-AXQ was sold to Wells Fisheries, Big River, Saskatchewan on December 3, 1946.

The beloved “82” first had flown at Longueuil near Montreal on July 6, 1935. Twenty-four were built, including examples for Mexico and Argentina.

(Source: From the Leslie Corness collection book via Larry Milberry/CANAV Books)

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