Terry BakerTerry Baker, co-founder of the NetLetter scours the internet for aviation related Trivia and Travel Tips for you, our readers, to peruse.

Plans for Quarantining Arriving International Passengers in Spain and the UK.

Both Spain and the UK plan to impose mandatory 14-day quarantine periods on all international arrivals. Travellers breaking the new rules face criminal charges and even deportation.

While it accepted that health must remain the top priority for both the industry and passengers, European Regions Airline Association (ERA) said that “a more united and interconnected approach, without the need for restricted quarantine measures, would allow aviation, together with the tourism sectors, to restart.”

(Source: aviationweek.com (Registration required) - May 13, 2020)

Central Airlines.

tmb cessna 172In late 1955 the Cessna 170 was replaced by the Cessna 172, a design that brought a whole new look to the Cessna line.

Gone were Cessna's classic curved "tail feathers" and "tail dragger"' look. As you can see in this view, Cessna switched to a new squared-off look, plus tricycle gear with steerable nose wheel. The new plane came on the market at $8,750.

The Wong brothers of Central Airways were quick to recognize where things in their world of aviation were heading, so immediately ordered one of the first 172's — CF-IKB. Current owner, Jim Bray, notes, "CF-IKB came off the line at Cessna on October 28, 1955 and left for Canada on November 3, 1955". Al's view includes the Central Airways office. He probably set this up deliberately. In 1956 I was in Air Cadets in Toronto at 172 Squadron. My first ever airplane flight was in "CF-IKB".

Today, Jim, who has owned it for 35 years, keeps "CF-IKB' at Brantford, Ontario. In 2020 its airframe time is a bit less than 6000 hours. The initial production batch of 172's totaled 1,178. Since then more than 45,000 have been delivered. 

(Source: via Larry Milberry from the collection of Al Martin www.canavbooks.wordpress.com)

Answer for the mystery airline in Odds and Ends.

Air Italy was a privately owned airline, and Italy's second largest carrier. It was established in 2018, when it merged with Meridiana to form the new Air Italy.

Unfortunately. this livery will soon disappear as the airline ceased operations  in February and is now being liquidated.



Air Italy at Wikipedia

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