By Peter F. Marshall
With the introduction of the Lockheed L-1049, Trans-Canada Air Lines ushered in an era of gracious air travel. By the early 1950s, Trans-Canada Air Lines was losing the competitive race on the prestigious blue-ribbon Trans-Atlantic service to other carriers with more modern equipment.
Former airline manager Clayton Glenn recalls the Canadian footnote to a technology caught in the crosswind of societal change.
The Boeing Vertol CH-113A Voyageur in VIP service
Story and photos by Gord McNulty
It was a cool but sunny morning on November 3, 1971, in Windsor, Ontario, when Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau arrived downtown aboard a Boeing Vertol CH-113A Voyageur.