On February 1, 1991, Yellowkife-based Air Canada Connector NWT Air operated Canada’s last passenger Lockheed L188 Electra scheduled service. Combi Electra C-FIJV operated the Yellowknife-Coppermine-Cambride-Coppermine-Yellowknife routing under the command of Captain John Sorenson and his crew. In this program, Henry Tenby takes us aboard the second to last final day of scheduled passenger Lockheed Electra services in Canada (January 30, 1991), also under the command of Captain John Sorenson. It was a typical arctic winter day. Mostly clear, with bitterly cold temperatures hovering at the minus 35 degrees C mark across the arctic. This trip is forever preserved in the NWT Air Electra DVD by AirlineHobby.com DVDs.
Reeve Aleutian Airways was the oldest airline in Alaska, founded by Alaskan aviation pioneer Robert C. Reeve in 1932. Reeve’s niche operation focused service on the remote Aleutian island chain, and the Reeve fleet was comprised of two Boeing 727-100 combis, and three immaculate Lockheed L188 Electras. In December, 1999, Reeve Aleutian Airways ceased operations so ending the final chapter of passenger Electra operations. This AirlineHobby.com DVD allows us to join airline videographer Henry Tenby on March 2, 1996, aboard the all-passenger configured N1968R from Anchorage to St. Paul Island in the Aleutians, under the command of Captain Larry Williamson. Then in August, 1996, we return to Alaska with to sample a few more Reeve Electra flights.
AWESOME sights & sounds from those big Allisons! Varig operated their Electras on the Ponte Aerea until 1992, when the fleet was sold to two-bit airlines in Africa. The footage was taken at Rio's Santos Dumont Airport.
A visit to the Anthony Lawler airline display model collection. In this video clip Anthony presents the following models: KLM Verkuyl DC-9, L-188 Electra and DC-8-63, and many other 1920s and 1930s period KLM models. There is also a Bob Dross perspex KLM model too . Henry Tenby of http://www.AircraftDisplayModels.com was fortunate enough to be hosted for an exclusive tour of the Anthony Lawler aircraft display model collection in May, 2013, and filmed this video.