In the new skies of the 21st Century, experience speaks volumes.
mighty radial engines splutter to life on the tarmac at Vancouver.
Captain Zebulon Lewis "Lewie" Leigh peers out of the open cockpit window
of the shiny new Lockheed Electra 10A. “Chocks away!” he calls to the
ground crew and CF-AZY taxis out to the runway with two passengers and
mail destined for Seattle.
The date is September 1,
1937, and it’s a day etched in Canadian aviation history. Seventy-five
years ago, Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) makes its first ever commercial
flight, a 50-minute hop costing $7.20. By 1939 TCA is flying a multi-hop
route across the great expanse of Canada between Vancouver and Montreal
in around 15 hours delivering mail and passengers.
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